Global health insurance by Airbnb

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level 1
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I was just wondering why won't Airbnb offer insurance for expats abroad and global health insurance for everybody that wants to apply? I'm taking about rates of $1-3/day health insurance. Airbnb has already a good trust and reputation and the world becomes more and more global. I currently live in Thailand. The health/travel insurance plans from companies in Thailand are not good and they give so little cover for relatively expensive insurance plans. 

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Re: Global health insurance by Airbnb

in
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Level 10

@Royi0 

Why should Airbnb offer health insurance ?

It's a usual option to choose at travel insurance policies.

Re: Global health insurance by Airbnb

in
England, United Kingdom
Level 10

@Royi0 One could also ask why Airbnb don't offer taxi services or run restaurants. I guess its just not their business to do so.

Also please don't encourage them to do anything else until they have sorted out their STR platform and customer support in particular.

Re: Global health insurance by Airbnb

Level 2

As far as I know, Airbnb's free Host Protection Insurance provides primary liability insurance coverage, which covers the cost of injury claims before your personal insurance policy in addition to any damage to property for the property owner. This liability coverage from Airbnb is for up to $1 million for third-party bodily injury or property damage claims. I haven't tried it myself. I always chose the Humana insurance for traveling and haven't faced any issues (here is the humana phone number https://humana.pissedconsumer.com/customer-service.html  if someone is interested). Though when I decide to have a trip, I'll find out more about Airbnb's insurance.

Re: Global health insurance by Airbnb

in
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 10

Why would you expect Airbnb; a listing company for short term rentals to offer health insurance for immigrants who have moved abroad to another country @Royi0 

 

Surely you have health insurance companies for that? 

 

 

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