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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 […]


Bikers: Medevac Membership Picks Up Where Motorcycle Insurance Leaves Off

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There’s nothing quite like the feel of the open road when you’re on a motorcycle: the wind, the sound of the motor, the scenery rushing by… Bikers cruise the 50 states and take full advantage of the amazing highways and byways of this great country. Take Arizona, for example: its year-round riding season—think the high […]


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 Vaccinations: What You Need To Know

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Planning on traveling abroad? While some countries don’t require a thing other than your passport and a sense of adventure, others require travel vaccinations to keep you safe from different diseases that either don’t exist or have been eradicated in the United States. Thing is, travel vaccinations aren’t something you can stop in and get […]


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 […]


Five Reasons You Don’t Need A Medevac Membership  

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Travel much? Even if you don’t, chances are you’ve seen the little checkbox for travel insurance when you purchased your ticket. But why would you need that? After all, if the ticket only cost you a couple hundred dollars, it might be worth it to get the airline credit if the trip goes awry. And […]