Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Bargain's Only a Bargain When it's a Bargain and This is a Bargain

What a Deal - Meridian Series; First Two Kids Under 10 Free!

Ask almost any set of parents with young children what they need most and somewhere down the list, among ear plugs, duct tape and Valium, you will find saving money rising near the top of the metaphorical root beer float of a list containing their desirable items.   If you happen to be a member of this beleaguered demographic subset and have a lifestyle that would put you in a position to need international medical insurance, I have good news and bad news to share.  First the bad news.  Azimuth does not offer ear plugs or strong sticky tape and our prescription has lapsed.  The good news is that you can pull the ends off of cotton swabs, improvise with bungee cords and a dry martini offer some alternative solutions to your parenting problems.  Oh yeah; and if both mom & dad are insured on the Meridian Series major medical insurance plan, the first two children age 9 and younger are covered on the plan free, gratis, no charge!  Couple this with a the kids eat free specials at whatever passes for the local version of a Waffle House and you're on the way to saving the big bucks. Indeed, the even better news is that the value drenched Schedule of Benefits offered by the Meridian Series plan options will be there when you need it.  Unlike the feeling you get when someone doesn't bother to replace the paper roll in the necessary room.  

After all, living internationally can be tougher than trying to put a diaper on Chuck Norris.  Well, for another few years at least.  What do you do when your spouse finds out that you're living in this strange new place and one of the kids breaks an arm because the new monkey bars looked like fun because they were LOTS taller than the ones they were used to before they moved?  You'll likely take a trip to the local community hospital and finding out that the local country's 'social medical service' may be social but the medical and the service is found sorely wanting.  Unless you somehow enjoy the feeling of being torn to verbal bits (I hope it's verbal), you will definitely want to be sure you've got high quality, annually renewable, international medical insurance in place and ready to respond.  

PS. Insurance is the Brussels sprout of subjects.  You know you need to understand it for your own good and I'll work to make it palatable (if it doesn't work, feed me to the dog under the table).  So, if you enjoy learning a little more about it in an (occasionally) entertaining way, then someone else might too.  Share the love via social media or get on the subscriber list.  After all - Don't cost nuttin' 

PPS. Living or traveling internationally now or soon?  Contact your insurance agent and demand to see what Azimuth Risk Solutions can do for you.  Or, visit www.AzimuthRisk.com to learn more

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