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Preparing for a Medical Emergency When You Travel

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“Safe travels!” is our favorite sign off. Truth is, though the world at large isn’t out to get you, you do need to make some provisions for an unexpected medical emergency when you travel. More often than not you’ll come home safe and sound, but all it takes is that one time to make you […]


Travel Insurance: What Are Your Alternatives?

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There are different types of travel insurance policies and alternatives intended for different types of travelers and trips. Most travelers, though, will find they need at least one type of coverage—or more—for any given trip. The umbrella term “travel insurance” can cover a wide variety of events. According to the US Travel Insurance Association, the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]