30 years ago, Alon travelled to America where he became unwell and was diagnosed with a brain tumour requiring urgent treatment. His insurer was not at all supportive and he was left with no option but to fund his medical bills himself. Alon spent a year in Massachusetts General Hospital before returning home to Israel healthy, but with a debt of USD450,000. Alon had to borrow from family and friends to pay his hospital bill and decided to create a business where people would truly be supported by their travel insurance in a crisis. That has culminated in the PassportCard Group, including PassportCard Australia, which makes insurance easy when travellers are faced with a difficult situation. When you take out PassportCard travel insurance, we also give you the option to be sent a PassportCard. If your luggage goes missing, cash is stolen, or you have a medical issue overseas, we can load money onto the card to cover your expenses – and you can get back to enjoying your holiday without being left out of pocket. It’s how travel insurance should be.