AARP’s expert, widely respected travel columnist Peter Greenberg, highlights the need for travel health insurance when you are outside the U.S and suggests some providers.  He cites the fact that the U.S. State Department recommends that seniors purchase additional health insurance because Medicare does not cover you when you travel abroad. For more information on travel health insurance for seniors, check out this article from HTH Worldwide’s What You Need to Know series.


About The Author

Michael Hartung, editor of Healthy Travel Blog, serves as head of Product Development at HTH Worldwide. Mike is responsible for all product strategy and development for the company. Mike has over twenty years of successful product innovation to his credit. He has played a senior management role in three start-up companies and has built complex organizations in rapid growth environments. Prior to joining HTH in 2000, he served as President of U.S. Healthcare’s Workers Comp Advantage subsidiary, which he co-founded with Angelo Masciantonio. Mike has also served in senior roles at Aon Consulting, Vantage Health Partners and Managed Health Care Services. Mike earned an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.A. from Duke University and a B.A. from Carleton College.


  1. Need info about travel insurance for trip interruption, trip cancellation, or evacuation from cruise ship ONLY for two 72-year-old people traveling to Hawaii from Atlanta. We have medical insurance and flight travel insurance. Total cost for hotel and cruise is $8900.

  2. You’re right – there are many things to consider when looking at booking a vacation, particularly for seniors. The article you link to here is a great resource. Thank you for sharing!

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