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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 […]


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 […]


SkyMed Announces Emergency Air Repatriation Membership Services From Cuba Available Immediately

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US Government eases travel restrictions; medical evacuation membership services now available for North American Members traveling to Cuba. Will Klein, Chairman and CEO of Arizona-based SkyMed International Inc., announced that the company would begin offering their emergency air repatriation services to American membership owners who travel to Cuba effective immediately. Mr. Klein was speaking to […]


This New Year’s Resolution Could Save Your Life

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It’s the first week of the New Year and there’s still plenty of time to tweak that list of New Year’s resolutions. Along with lose weight, manage stress, save money and enjoy life a little more, we’d like to suggest one more: travel smarter. While finding some really awesome hacks to make your life on […]


Going On A Cruise Vacation? Make Sure You’re Covered—And We Don’t Mean Sunscreen

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When purchasing trip or travel insurance for a cruise vacation, most travelers do it as a precaution against a canceled trip, lost luggage or the like. Medical evacuation coverage is usually the farthest thing from their mind—like most coverage, it seems expensive. That would be “at least until you need it” but, what are the […]


Travel Insurance or Travel Assistance? (Or Both?)

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We’ve all seen the little check box when you buy a ticket asking if you want to add travel insurance to your trip cost. Plus, you may have been offered additional “travel assistance” in the form of a membership, many of which include emergency medical repatriation. So what’s the difference between travel insurance and travel […]