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International Medical Group Insurance

About International Medical Group (IMG)

IMG has been in the international health insurance market for 27 years and the company has been providing excellent world class medical insurance plans during this time. IMG on average takes less than 30 days to settle its claims.

International Medical Group provides US citizens and non-US citizens with international insurance resources to ease the stress of an unfamiliar culture or medical system. Whether you need individual coverage for a vacation, or group coverage for employees in locations around the world. It has an IMG international travel insurance plan to meet your needs.

International Medical Group Insurance FAQ’s - IMG

01. What is International Medical Group (IMG)?

International Medical Group (IMG) is a global insurance company based in Indiana that offers a range of short term travel medical insurance, international student insurance and other healthcare-related products and services.

02. What types of insurance plans does IMG offer?

IMG offers various insurance plans, including international travel medical insurance, international health insurance, student health insurance, and expatriate insurance. They also provide specialty coverage for sports activities, trip cancellation, and more.

03. Who can purchase IMG insurance?

IMG insurance plans are available to individuals and families who are traveling outside their home country, expatriates living abroad, international students, and other eligible individuals seeking medical coverage.

04. How long can I have coverage with IMG insurance?

IMG insurance plans typically provide coverage for a specific duration, such as a few days to a few years, depending on the type of plan and your needs. Some plans allow for renewals or extensions if needed.

05. Can I choose my healthcare provider with IMG insurance?

IMG insurance plans often offer flexibility in choosing healthcare providers. Some plans provide a network of preferred providers, while others may allow you to seek treatment from any licensed healthcare professional or facility.

06. Are pre-existing conditions covered by IMG insurance?

Coverage for pre-existing conditions may vary depending on the specific plan and its terms and conditions. Some plans may offer limited coverage for pre-existing conditions, while others may exclude them entirely. It's important to review the plan details and consult with IMG for specific information.

07. What is IMG provider phone number and mailing address?

IMG customer service General Mailing: International Medical Group, Inc. 2960 N. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
Claims: Claims Department P.O. Box 88500 Indianapolis, IN 46208-0500
IMG Global customer service E-mail:
ATTN: Claims Department

08. How long does it take to process my application and receive my ID card and other documents?

Every attempt will be made to process your application timely. The specific time frame depends largely on the type of coverage for which you are applying. If you are applying for short-term coverage under the Patriot series, IMG will process your application and forward fulfillment materials within one business day. If you are applying for coverage under the Global or Group series, IMG will process your application within three to four business days following the receipt of all required information. Fulfillment materials will be forwarded the same day coverage is approved.

09. Do I need to carry the ID card with me at all times?

Your ID card contains important information including contact information for IMG should a medical emergency arise. We recommend that you carry it with you at all times.

10. What if I need a replacement card because the original was lost, stolen or damaged?

There are several ways to obtain a duplicate ID card. The Client Resources page features an ID card link as a menu item on the right side of the page. Simply click the link and follow the instructions. IMG's quick links also features a link to print a duplicate card. Additionally, if you have a MyIMG account, once you are logged in you have the ability to print another card. If you fear your card has been stolen, please contact IMG immediately via e-mail, phone, fax or mail to enable us to watch for any misuse of the stolen card.

11. Does IMG accept collect phone calls?

IMG offers a toll-free number within the U.S. and Canada of 1.800.628.4664. From the Bahamas, use 1.866.677.4500. You may also call collect at 1.317.655.4500.

12. Am I required to complete an IMG Claim Form everytime I go to the doctor?

Claims department encourages all insureds to complete a Claim Form for each new onset of an illness or injury. This process gives IMG knowledge that you are receiving medical treatment and allows us to watch for appropriate billing to be filed on your behalf. If you fail to submit a Claim Form and additional information is requested, IMG will contact you with an Explanation of Benefits and attach a Claim Form if one is required.

13. Can I fax my claims?

IMG will accept faxed documents if, upon receipt, they are legible and do not appear to be altered in any way. Faxes may be forwarded to 1.317.655.4505, Attention Claims Department.

14. How long will it take to process a claim?

Complete "Proof of Claim" must be received by IMG prior to making any benefit determinations. Proof of Claim is defined within your plan or Certificate of Insurance. Once all information is received, then claims are promptly processed in accordance with industry standards. However, when additional information is required to complete the Proof of Claim, processing will be delayed. The insured will receive an Explanation of Benefits indicating what is needed for further consideration. Failure to comply may result in the insured's claim being closed for lack of response.

15. Where do I mail my claim?

International Medical Group, Inc.
Attn: Claims Department
P.O. Box 88500
Indianapolis, IN 46208-0500

16. What happens if I need to seek medical treatment on the weekend or late at night and your office is closed?

International Medical Group, Inc.
Attn: Claims Department
P.O. Box 88500
Indianapolis, IN 46208-0500

17. What can I do if I disagree with a Benefit Determination made by IMG?

A written formal claims appeal may be sent to IMG requesting a review of previously processed claims. It is important that you submit your appeal and any supporting documentation within ninety (90) days of the original claims determination. Your appeal will be reviewed and promptly responded to in accordance to your particular insurance plan or certificate. Claim appeals should be forwarded to: 
International Medical Group
Attn: Claims Appeals
P.O. Box 88500
Indianapolis, IN 46208-0500.

18. What is precertification and why is it required?

Precertification is a requirement under your certificate for certain medical services. Please see your certificate for a list of services which require precertification. During the precertification process, medical professionals review the planned medical services against standard medical criteria to ensure that the services are within accepted medical standards and are medically necessary. Precertification may be initiated by you, your representative or your medical provider. This can be done through MyIMG, through the Client Resources page of IMGLOBAL or by calling IMG at 1.800.628.4664 (within the U.S.) or 1.317.655.4500. Most U.S. hospitals and physicians are familiar with the precertification process and will make the phone call for you, though they are not required to do this. You are responsible for ensuring the precertification process is done five days before you are hospitalized or within 48 hours of an accident or emergency illness.

19. Is IMG travel insurance legit? Is IMG a real insurance company?

International Medical Group (IMG) has been offering travel insurance products since 1990. Based in Indianapolis, IMG has more than 300 employees and offers 25+ travel insurance products for travelers to the US as well as for US citizens traveling overseas. Their products are ideal people traveling to the United States as tourists on B1 visa, international students on F1 visa, Exchange scholars on J visa, professionals on the H1B visa as well as US travelers who are looking for trip cancellation insurance for travel insurance.

20. Does IMG travel insurance cover Covid?

Yes, IMG offers travel insurance with coverage for Covid19 as for any other illness. Imglobal has trip cancellation insurance products (insures the cost of the trip as well as health of the traveler) as well as travel health insurance products (insurance only the health of the traveler). IMG also has products for international students, exchange scholars and expatriates.

21. Does IMG sell Cancel for Any Reason Insurance?

Yes, IMG does offer Cancel for any reason coverage as an add-on product on some of their trip insurance plans.

22. What does IMG insurance stand for?

International Medical Group (IMG) is an Indiana based company offering travel insurance products since 1990. IMG has over 320 employees and offers over 25 travel insurance products for travelers to the US as well as for US citizens traveling overseas.

23. Is IMG a good travel insurance company?

International Medical Group (IMG) has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2005 and has an A- rating.

Travel Insurance tips for travelers with Pre-Existing Conditions

Here are some travel insurance tips for travelers with pre-existing conditions:

  1. Choose a travel health insurance plan that covers pre-existing conditions.
  2. Read the policy carefully to understand what is covered and what is not.
  3. Be aware of any waiting periods for coverage of pre-existing conditions.
  4. Consider buying a visitors insurance policy with higher coverage limits.
  5. Carry a copy of your medical records and list of medications with you when traveling.
  6. Ensure that you carry your medical prescription and medicines during your trip.
  7. Know how to access medical care in your destination.
  8. Contact your visitors insurance provider immediately in case of any medical emergency.
  9. Disclose all pre-existing conditions when buying visitors health insurance.
  10. Follow all necessary procedures to file a claim for reimbursement of medical expenses.

IMG offers Pre-existing conditions with the following plans

Patriot America Plus from IMG offers coverage for acute onset of pre-existing conditions up to the age70 years for Non US citizens travelling to the USA. Another option for pre-existing conditions is Visitor's Protect offers temporary medical coverage with pre-existing conditions with deductible of $1,500 per injury or illness (plan deductible waived). The maximum limit through age 69 is $25,000, and ages 70 and older is $20,000. Visitor's Protect covers Limited pre-existing conditions for individuals traveling outside their country of residence and traveling to the US.

Why is travel health insurance for pre-existing conditions coverage important?

There are many international travelers who travel with medical ailments and it is important for them to be well informed about visitors insurance for pre-existing conditions. Most US travel insurance plans exclude coverage for pre-existing conditions. The definition of pre-existing conditions varies for different insurance providers as they have a ‘look back’ period and any medical ailments during this look back period would be considered pre-existing.

At American Visitor Insurance, we have plans which provide coverage for acute onset of a pre-existing condition, as well as full coverage for pre-existing conditions up to a clearly defined limit in the policy document. All of these details can be best understood by using our facility for comparing visitors insurance for pre-existing conditions and reviewing the policy brochures.

How does travel insurance for pre-existing conditions work?

The visitor health insurance plans which cover pre-existing conditions clearly define what is a pre-existing condition, the look back period for pre-existing condition, whether the travel insurance coverage is limited to acute onset of pre-existing conditions or if it provides full coverage for pre-existing conditions and the coverage limit within the policy for pre-existing conditions. Any visitors travel health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions will depend on all these factors.

What are the factors for visitors insurance with pre-existing conditions coverage?

The following are the important factors to consider while purchasing visitors insurance for pre-existing conditions

  1. The definition of pre-existing conditions and the look back period under the policy.
  2. The eligibility age limit for pre-existing conditions coverage.
  3. Whether pre-existing condition coverage is limited to acute onset of pre-existing conditions.
  4. The coverage limit for pre-existing conditions which is different from the policy medical maximum.
  5. The deductible and out of pocket expenses for pre-existing conditions coverage.
  6. The renewability of the policy and its implication for pre-existing condition coverage

Pre-existing conditions coverage - FAQ's

01.  How do I know if my pre-existing condition is covered by travel insurance?
  1. Unfortunately, this simple question has a complicated answer. The answer is: it depends. Firstly, it depends on whether you are a US resident traveling outside the US or a visitor to the US. US residents can purchase trip cancellation insurance like the Travel Lite, Travel LX and Travel SE plans and they can cover pre-existing conditions. These plans however may have specific requirements in order to waive the usual exclusion of coverage for pre-existing conditions (like purchase them within a certain number of days of your initial trip deposit or that you have a primary domestic insurance plan in the US), so you should check these details carefully if this is important to you.
  2. Non-US residents or US residents traveling into the US have much more limited options to insure their pre-existing conditions are covered. Some plans offer coverage for "acute onset" of pre-existing conditions. However, this is misleading, since a careful look at their definition excludes chronic or congenital disorders from such coverage. Chronic illnesses are those that worsen over time and congenital disorders are issues one is born with. They exclude emergencies due to chronic illness because they will say that is not "acute" it is simply a worsening of your condition. There is a policy we know of that offer temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions. It is IMG's Visitor's Protect.
  3. Firstly, they define pre-existing conditions in the following way: A pre-existing condition is a condition for which the insured received treatment or took medication for in the previous 12 months before the start of the policy. If the medication dosage has not changed and is taken as a maintenance medication, this would NOT count as a flare up or treatment of the condition. In that case, very stable conditions that have no flare ups in the past 12 months are not even excluded as pre-existing conditions. Conditions that have had flare ups or doctor recommended treatment or change in medication, are still covered by the plans but with a higher deductible and a lower maximum.
  4. IMG Visitor's Protect is a comprehensive plan offering fairly complete coverage. The plan must be purchased for at least 90 days and can be quite pricey for seniors, but they offer the only real coverage for chronic conditions. Temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions. The other option, of course, is to take a plans with little ($1000) or no coverage for pre-existing conditions and take a risk that that condition will not flare up during the trip.
02.  What does full coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions mean?

Some plans boast they offer "full" coverage for pre-existing conditions, this can however be a little misleading. Firstly, any regular treatment or medication that is required by the condition is never covered. The main advantage to the IMG Visitor's Protect is that they cover sudden illness/injury regardless of whether it is pre-existing or not. The only difference is that a pre-existing condition will be covered with a higher deductible at a lower maximum than any other "new" illness or injury. However, coverage is not limited to an emergency or life-threatening situation. This plan offers temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions.

03.  What does "acute onset of pre-existing conditions" mean?

The "Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition" is a sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence of a pre-existing medical condition which occurs without any advance warning either in the form of physician recommendations or symptoms and requires immediate care (within 24 hours of first symptoms).

A Pre-Existing Condition that is a chronic or congenital condition or that gradually becomes worse over time will not be considered acute onset. The acute onset coverage benefit does not include coverage for known, scheduled, required, or expected medical care, drugs or treatment existent or necessary prior to the effective date of coverage. An example of this might be someone who has a food allergy or bee allergy and is unknowingly exposed to their allergen and requires immediate medical attention.

04.  What is the difference between Full Pre-Existing & Acute Onset Insurance?

Acute onset of a pre-existing condition can be defined as the sudden & unexpected occurrence of a pre-existing condition which requires in-patient, emergency hospitalization within 24 hours of exhibiting first symptoms. The main difference between acute onset & full pre-existing is that with Full Pre-Existing coverage, is that one is covered for all pre-existing conditions and associated medical costs and this includes follow up visits, hospitalizations and doctor’s visits, etc. The acute onset coverage will only cover the in-patient hospitalization expense.

05.  What services are covered under visitors insurance full pre-existing coverage?

A plan now offered by IMG called Visitor's Protect is temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions. The plan must be purchased for at least 90 days. Note that IMG plans is not available to green card holders.

06.  Do IMG travel insurance plans really cover all pre-existing conditions?

Yes, Patriot America Plus from IMG offers coverage for acute onset of pre-existing conditions up to the age up to 70, Patriot Platinum also offers acute onset of pre-existing conditions up to the age up to 70 and Visitor Protect from IMG temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions up to 99 years. The plan must be purchased for at least 90 days.


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