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Insurance Tips for Traveling Boomers

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While we realize that, for many, this might not be the ideal time to travel, at SkyMed and SkyMed Travel we want to offer you information and ideas with an eye on a future that’s once again full of fun, adventure, and exploration.  Now that you’re retired, you might want to take a closer look […]


Can You Afford A Travel Medical Emergency?

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Do you have an idea how much an ambulance ride costs? How about an air ambulance? If you said a few thousand dollars, well, then you’re more than a few thousand dollars short. According to a story on ABC’s Nightline, an air ambulance bill can hit northwards of $47,000. Yep: you read that right (click […]


“I Don’t Travel Abroad: Why Do I Need A Medevac Membership?”

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“We were traveling to visit our daughter and her family in Atlanta, Georgia. As we left the airport in a rental car we were involved in an accident, which resulted in our hitting the median wall and totaling the rental car,” recalls SkyMed Member Ron Byers. “We were transported by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital […]


Travel Prep: Personal Medical History Form

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Tickets, check. Guidebook app, check. Gadget chargers, check. Medication, check. Emergency medical travel protection? If you said “check” to that, too, then you’re ready to go! But before you do, there’s one very important document you’re going to want to take with you (besides your passport): a personal medical history form. Much like your SkyMed membership, taking […]


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 […]


Medical Evacuation Services: What is an Air Ambulance?

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The last thing on your mind when you leave on a trip is… experiencing a serious injury or illness. But since you’re a smart traveler, you’re covered, because one of the first things you prepared for when planning your trip was the unexpected. Should you experience a serious injury or illness when you’re away from […]