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Travel insurance

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My brother is taking mum to New York to visit his son and also see the sights.

She needs travel/health insurance and having never been to the States, I have no idea what to look for or the best place to get it.

She's 88 with a few health conditions that she takes tablets for but on the whole she's doing well for her age.

Can anyone recommend good insurance and what I should be looking for?
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Repatriation and a decent amount for medical care. It’s probably worth trying a few large insurance firms (I think Saga were who my elderly grandmother used when she went on cruises) and seeing what they come up with. It may be worth trying a broker if you’re not sure though.
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Make sure the policy covers the US ( usually you can choose from Europe, Worldwide or Worldwide including the US). We used to recommend a minimum medical cover of 2 million but most policies cover much higher than that. Maybe pop her details into a comparison website and see what options you have.
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Also a lot of countries (maybe all?) are asking you to have evidence of insurance that covers medical treatment for Covid. I haven't looked yet but there are specific policies for this now from what I can gather.
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Just to say thanks, we got her sorted with StaySure.
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