Category Archives: Trip Insurance Tips

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 […]

17 Reasons Why You Should Be Talking About Medevac Memberships  

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Let’s face it: getting critically ill or injured while away from home is probably not at the top of your list of worries. But knowing that unexpected emergencies requiring medical evacuation can quickly rack up thousands of your hard-earned dollars, the risk evaluation tends to fall in favor of a relatively inexpensive medevac membership. Why […]

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

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“My husband, Marvin, had a major stroke on February 18, 2014,” recalls Deanna Pitts, a member of SkyMed’s emergency medical evacuation program. “When I realized what was happening I knew I had to act quickly so I drove him to Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona, about 15 minutes away [from our home]. I went […]

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 or […]

Can You Afford A Travel Medical Emergency?

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A few years ago, our member Margaret Lockwood was vacationing in a small town about 150 miles south of Ensenada, Mexico, when she developed acute gall bladder problems and needed emergency surgery. The local hospital lacked the facilities to perform the surgery, so Mary and her husband wanted to return to their home hospital in Salmon […]