Why buy travel protection? The answer is simple. Because your health, and the health of your loved ones, is important, wherever you are. In a travel medical emergency, you may not know which hospital is best, where to go to see English-speaking doctors, or how to find local specialists. We do. Health insurance policies, including Medicare policies, which are valid in the country where you live, often do not include medical coverage or evacuation insurance when abroad. Other types of insurances, such as homeowner’s or credit card insurance do not typically reimburse emergency expenses for trip interruptions caused by natural disasters or other incidents.