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Category Archives: Trip Insurance Tips

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 […]


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 […]


10 Reasons Smart Travelers Pack Medical Evacuation Memberships

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Richard Branson and his wife were in San Felipe, Mexico, on holiday when an auto accident left him with a fractured femur and kneecap. The Red Cross originally contacted his insurer, Blue Cross, for approval of ambulance transport to Calexico and a flight from their back to his home hospital in Redwood City. However, the […]


“Do I Really Need Medical Evacuation Services For My Trip?”

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Smart travelers expect the unexpected. Anita Olsen was enjoying a family cruise to Mexico over the holidays when she suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while walking the top deck of the ship. She spent Christmas Eve in the infirmary, and when the ship arrived in Acapulco on the 25th she was taken directly to the […]


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 […]


“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 […]