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Tag Archives: Travel Insurance

Medical Evacuation Coverage Can Save Your Life—And Your Savings

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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 […]


Busting the Myths Surrounding Medical Evacuation Memberships

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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 […]


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 […]


On The Road: Favorite Travel Tips

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Everyone has their own favorite travel tips they swear by–and with COVID-19 in the picture, we have so many more to add. We asked a few fellow travelers for their favorites, along with a few top tips for traveling in the “new normal.” Start with the travel reviews. Believe it or not, there are still […]


Preparing for a Medical Emergency When You Travel

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“Safe travels!” is our favorite sign off. Truth is, though the world at large isn’t out to get you, you do need to make some provisions for an unexpected medical emergency when you travel. More often than not you’ll come home safe and sound, but all it takes is that one time to make you […]


Travel Insurance: What Are Your Alternatives?

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There are different types of travel insurance policies and alternatives intended for different types of travelers and trips. Most travelers, though, will find they need at least one type of coverage—or more—for any given trip. The umbrella term “travel insurance” can cover a wide variety of events. According to the US Travel Insurance Association, the […]