Update: After a thorough, data-driven search, our medical director, Dr. Brian Martin has now been fielding resident feedback (comments welcome) regarding the international health plan needs of people living on a private residence cruise ship. Storylines is happy to announce that we are now expanding beyond travel insurance to an enhanced medical insurance program which provides for core basic medical services and includes coverage for more pre-existing conditions. We are currently negotiating this insurance product which is distinctly suited for our unique global travel lifestyle.
*Photo credit Health Care Cost Institute
We’ve received many inquiries from our US residents on whether their Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans will be accepted on board. According to travel.state.gov, these plans are valid as long as the insured is no more than six hours away from the coast of the continental United States or its territories.
When further abroad, it's important to consider the lower costs of healthcare and prescriptions in other countries when deciding what is actually necessary in an insurance plan.
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We would also like to share comprehensive answers to the most frequently asked medical and insurance questions we have been receiving and a Q&A video interview with Dr. Martin, in which he answers residents' questions.