When Douglas Miller, an ex-pat living in Guadalajara, Mexico, began having light chest pains, he consulted a cardiologist who quickly suggested a heart catheterization to determine the cause. According to friend Kerri Moon, Douglas was told in no uncertain terms that he needed surgery immediately. “[We] made the call [to SkyMed] together upon first hearing the […]
¿Cómo se llama…? Where’s your medevac when you need it? As our Chairman Will Klein says: When a medical emergency occurs, you’ll either be happy you have SkyMed, or wish you did!
Post updated February 9, 2021 It’s a fact: many people feel travel insurance is an unnecessary extra fee—and that goes double for medical evacuation memberships. Considering, however, that according to a story aired on ABC News millions of Americans are rushed to the hospital every year, with 400,000 of them transported by emergency helicopter, you […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]