Category: Medical

Medical Evacuation: What Does That Mean?

You’re on a trip, enjoying your time away when out of the blue you find yourself in distress, needing a medical evacuation. You’re scared and in a foreign territory, and your family and friends are hundreds, maybe even thousands of miles away. What are you to do?
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Fight the Flu While Traveling

Flu season is about to peak and more and more states across the country have been reporting some of the highest flu levels they have seen. Taking care of yourself daily in order to avoid flus and viruses is important, and it maybe even more important to protect yourself if you are planning on taking a trip during these risky months. With close quarters, low humidity, and shared air, it can seem almost impossible to avoid getting sick while traveling. You can, however, take certain precautions to ensure the chances you and your travel companions make it through your trip without feeling run down – here are a few tips how!
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Emergency Assistance While Traveling

While you don’t plan on losing your wallet while on your vacation or becoming severely ill, let’s face it, emergencies occur all the time. Have no fear; there is someone there to help.
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Traveling While Pregnant

For most women, pregnancy is the most enjoyable time in their lives. So why should it prevent you from traveling? By following these tips, you can make traveling while pregnant enjoyable for yourself (and baby!)
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Importance of Medical Travel Coverage

A couple weeks ago Erin provided tips for staying healthy while traveling (Check it out here), but what happens if you don’t heed her advice and find yourself scrambling for a doctor, or worse, with a serious medical emergency?  The most important thing you can do is purchase a travel protection policy from a third party provider, like TII of course!  One common mistake – err, misconception – Americans have is that our medical insurance, Medicare or credit cards will cover us for medical emergencies outside the country.  Unfortunately, this is not often the case and you could find yourself scrambling to come up with a significant amount of cash to pay for treatment.
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Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad

When traveling to a country you have never visited before, you will experience new cultures, try new foods, and push beyond your normal every day comfort zones. With a completely new atmosphere and so many new things to try, we put ourselves in a position where we are more likely to get sick or have an accident. Not only do we need to be healthy before travel plans, but it is important to maintain your health by doing certain things throughout your trip to ensure the best time possible. Here are some tips that will be sure to help keep you safe and healthy while traveling abroad!
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2012 London Olympics Poses Measles Risk

The end of July is right around the corner and thousands of people are being given the opportunity to travel to London, England for the 2012 Olympic Games. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently released a statement regarding the possibility of a Measles outbreak during the games. The CDC stated that the ‘disease knows no borders’ and expressed that tourists could easily import Measles from the country which they are traveling from, as well as contract the disease and bring it home with them.
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Pre-Existing Conditions Travel Insurance

Have you ever been interested in a trip but were always scared that a pre-existing medical condition would or could keep you from traveling? Many travelers assume that if they or their traveling companions and family members have a pre-existing medical condition, that there would be no hope for them receiving travel protection and coverage during their trip. Travel Insured International is pleased to inform that we offer the option of receiving coverage for Pre-Existing medical conditions for your trip at no additional cost.

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