Trip Accidents While Visiting South America Can Get Expensive Without Travel Medical Insurance

INDIANAPOLIS - Saturday, May 5th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS), a provider of international travel health insurance, releases an infographic pinpointing the potential perils of vacationing in South America. Feeling decompressed after deep-sea diving or contracting tapeworm after exploring the Amazon are some obscure problems, but not impossible travel accidents you could encounter while abroad. The infographic details the potential costs of these illnesses and accidents.

The mix of deep culture, beautiful locations and adventurous escapades in South America make it the perfect vacation destination for those seeking an adventure or luxurious relaxing vacation. Whether you chase llamas, watch a soccer game or relax on a picturesque beach, places such as Peru, Chile, Brazil and Argentina have it all. Unfortunately, these beautiful destinationshave some risks as well. Sometimes tourists need to plan for accidents that could have a substantial cost.

“Travelers leaving their home country should invest in additional coverage just in case, so they can avoid spending thousands of dollars on hospital bills and other medical expenses,” said Mark Carney, CEO of HCCMIS. Fortunately, HCCMIS Atlas Travel Insuranceoffers coverage for less than a dollar a day. “That minimal cost offers peace of mind for travelers hoping to relax and enjoy their time overseas.”

This infographic was designed to highlight the unforeseen accidents that could occur during a planned vacation. For this reason, travelers must prepare for the unexpected before departing.

More information about HCCMIS, Atlas Travel insurance and the paradise or peril travel accidentsinfographic is available at


HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS), headquartered in the United States in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a full-service company offering international medical insurance and short-term medical insurance products designed to meet needs of consumers worldwide. HCCMIS is a subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC), a leading Specialty Insurance group. HCC’s major companies have a financial strength rating of AA (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings and A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.

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Bryant Tutterow, AVP - Marketing, 317-221-8037