View topic - Working Holiday: Insurance
I'm off to Japan in a week soon on a working holiday (from New Zealand). I tried to find out a few things about what kind of insurance I should get, but am getting conflicting information...
Some say that I can get insurance once I'm in Japan, others say to organize it in my home country.
Does anyone have personal experience with this, or any suggestions?
I am not prone to sickness or accidents, but I realise it is a very good idea to plan for the worst.
Thank you in advance!
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Travel insurance usually excludes certain high risk activities so if you are going to work as say a white pointer wrangler that would most likely be excluded.
ryuubu wrote:... I am not prone to sickness or accidents .....
I'm not prone to accidents either but that didn't prevent me from being run over by a motorcycle that ran a red light in Hiroshima.
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I think first-aid and medical care are the most important thing you have to prepare before leaving for a trip. For group vacation, my company usually book (and request flight confirmation) to-and-fro ticket, we have our own company insurance agent and our bosses don't mind paying some extra amount for a policy which includes medical expenses. Yeah, I agree with Chikara, it's better to check with your local insurance company what's the best coverage.
(Sorry, I mistaken that as a company business trip. )
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