It is not uncommon for many people with disabilities to want to travel domestically or internationally, and there are just a few things to keep in mind to make the journey run more smoothly. One important thing is to ensure you have travelers insurance, especially for those with a disability. Often medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes or other items are very expensive and it is smart to have travel insurance coverage for them if they are lost or damaged in transit. In addition, regular medical insurance may not cover medical expenses for someone with a disability if they are out of the country, so it is imperative that they have additional coverage to help pay for routine or emergency care. There are a few companies that specialize in providing travel insurance for disabled persons, and it may possible to seek out travelers clubs that can help.
One way disabled people can access discounts for travelers insurance is to join a travelers club that specializes in working with disabled or terminally ill travelers. Most travel clubs will charge a membership fee to join, but then they provide information about and access to discounts and benefits for travelers. Often, travel agencies or travel insurance companies will agree to provide special plans for the travel club members. In addition, by joining a club that is familiar with the needs of disabled travelers you are more likely to find better plans that apply to your specific situation.
Another way to access travelers insurance for people who are disabled is to work with a travel agent who specializes in preparing trips for people with a disability. They will be most familiar with companies that cater to the special needs of a person with a disability. Not all companies offer travelers insurance that properly covers the needs of a person with a disability, and an agent will often be more familiar with companies that do. They can help explain any limitations and exclusions that may apply and will be able to guide you to the most appropriate plan that provides adequate insurance for your special needs.
By doing some research in advance, you can often save money by finding special rates or discounts on your travel needs including travel insurance. Working with a travel club or travel agent will give you access to better rates and more appropriate insurance plans so you can be on your way for less.