Posted on Apr 19, 2010 by Sergio Ulloa
International health insurance provider International Medical Group (IMG)
has renamed one of their specialty health insurance products, targeted at people traveling internationally to engage in adventure sports, after making additions to the list of activities covered by the policy.
The short term international medical insurance policy, previously known as Patriot Extreme, has been renamed Patriot Adventure to better represent the more general kinds of adventure sports added to the listed coverage items on the policy. IMG's new additions to the policy include: jungle zip lining, snowmobiling, cave tubing, surfing, trekking, wildlife safaris, wakeboarding and riding motorized scooters or motorbikes. These new additions join a list that already includes such adventure sports as rock climbing, bungee jumping, abseiling, hang gliding and heli-skiing among others.
The Patriot Adventure comes in two varieties; Patriot Adventure International provides cover for U.S. citizens traveling outside the United States, and Patriot Adventure America is for non-U.S. citizens traveling outside their home country. The policy gives members insured under the plan access to a multilingual customer service centers open 24 hours a day, which are capable of handling claims inquiries in almost every language and currency, as well as coordinating emergency medical treatment and services.
Aside from injuries sustained during adventure activities, the policy also covers emergency evacuations, emergency reunions and return of mortal remains. Policyholders have access to over 17,000 international medical facilities and providers when seeking treatment outside the U.S., available through IMG's International Provider Access.
International Medical Group (IMG)
International Medical Group (IMG) is an Indianapolis, Indiana-based insurance provider which has been focused on providing expatriates and international travelers with high quality health, travel, life and indemnity insurance. IMG has a number of subsidiary companies which allow it to offer flexible products and 24-hour customer services to cover every insurance need in the international community. In their 20 years of business, IMG has grown to become a leading administrator of international insurance products worldwide, with more than a million customers around the globe.