I'm hoping the collective wisdom of UKC can help me here. My wife and I are moving out to Australia to work for a year (or so), leaving in a few weeks. We are flying the 'wrong' way and going via the States to see some friends, spending a week in New York and a week in California before carrying on to Australia.
I've been trying to arrange travel (medical) insurance for us whilst we are in the USA but all the single trip policies I can find have a condition that 'you are intending to travel back to the UK' which we are not (well, not imminently anyway). We shouldn't need health cover in Australia as we will have a certain amount of reciprocal rights, and will be paying into Medicare through our salaries anyway but I don't want to risk being in the USA without good medical insurance.
Has anyone done something similar, or have any suggestions? Would an annual multi-trip policy taken out now, whilst we're still UK residents at least cover us whilst we were in the States if, god forbid, something was to happen?
Tried a quite few brokers with no luck, and then one put me onto Citybond Suretravel who do a very reasonable one-way policy which covers me. I also found World Nomads who will cover you if you are travelling, or even residing and working out of the UK at the time.