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How a SkyMed Emergency Medical Evacuation Works

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According to the dictionary, a “medical evacuation”—also known as “medevac”—is defined as the “transport of persons, usually by some form of air transportation, to a place, usually the closest health facility, where they can receive medical care.” At SkyMed, we define “medical evacuation” as taking you home*—or to your hometown hospital—should a critical illness or […]


Checklist: How To Choose Travel Insurance (And A Medevac Membership While You’re At It)

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When you’re getting ready to head out on vacation, travel insurance—and medevac memberships—is probably the last thing on your mind. You’re probably in for a few surprises during your travel, but the last thing you need is the kind of unexpected event that comes with a doctor attached. As far as travel insurance and medevac […]


Travel Insurance: What It Does—And Doesn’t—Cover

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  According to the US Travel Association, US residents logged 1.7 billion “person-trips” for leisure purposes in 2015—a number that’s expected to go up for 2016. Many of those travelers add travel insurance to their trips as a matter of course; many more do not. But what exactly does that travel insurance cover and will […]


Two Reasons Why You Need Emergency Medical Travel Services

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Whether you travel by road or by air, two states over, across the country or to the next continent, there really are only two compelling reasons why you would need emergency medical travel services — and they’re incredibly simple: One: A membership could—literally—save your life.  And you really don’t have to take our word for […]


Five Reasons You Don’t Need A Medevac Membership  

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Travel much? Even if you don’t, chances are you’ve seen the little checkbox for travel insurance when you purchased your ticket. But why would you need that? After all, if the ticket only cost you a couple hundred dollars, it might be worth it to get the airline credit if the trip goes awry. And […]


INTERVIEW: Chairman Will Klein—What is SkyMed All About?

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Emergency medical evacuation memberships are usually not the topic of conversation when talking about travel—”Where are you going?” “What are you packing?” and “Where are you going to stay?” are the more likely suspects—but with the skyrocketing costs of healthcare, perhaps they should be. But which one is right for you? There are occasional articles in […]