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Tag Archives: Travel Insurance

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 […]


How To Replace a Lost Passport

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  Realizing you’ve lost your passport can be somewhat unnerving, especially if you consider where it could end up—not to mention the very real threat of ID theft. An important first step to follow is to report the lost passport immediately so the U.S. Department of State (which last year alone had about 325,000 of […]