As the last month of summer is quickly approaching, all of us are thinking of getting away from the office for a few days if we haven’t already taken a vacation. Summer vacations are a great opportunity for employees to relax and recharge their batteries for the autumn-winter season. A short holiday away from the office helps the entire company as the employee’s mental state will improve and thus the company’s productivity will increase.
Even in such relaxing periods, safety doesn’t take a summer vacation, so employers need to make sure that their employees are safe during summer vacations. Summer is the time when we become more relaxed and daring, we wish to try new things and make the most of our holiday. This carefree attitude may lead to health problems.
About 20% percent of people suffer some type of illness or injury while they are on vacation. Some of the most common incidents include car accidents, sport related accidents, swimming accidents and food poisoning. According to Eurostat, in 2014, over 25,000 people lost their lives in road accidents around Europe. Another study conducted by IRES, showed that 16% of Romanians spend their holidays abroad. When it comes to what means of transportation Romanians prefer, 64% of those interviewed said they prefer their car.
As more and more Romanians choose to spend their summer vacations abroad, international health insurance becomes a necessity.
Companies should consider buying international health insurance for their employees as the benefits of regular health insurance extend internationally. Contrary to common beliefs, travel insurance only provides coverage in a foreign country just for short-term emergency medical treatment until the patient is well enough to return home. Given the circumstances, companies that choose to invest in international health insurance for their employees protect them from the potential financial burdens related to medical procedures’ costs and employees can enjoy medical treatment all year round, not just when they are on vacation.
International health insurance can help ensure that a company’s employees receive high quality health care abroad when illness or injury strike. This type of health insurance offers your employees cover for hospitalization, check-ups, treatment for both emergencies and health situations that might occur during or after work hours.