7 Mistakes Travelers Make when Buying Travel Insurance

Aloha, Crown Care frequent travelers.  This is the second in the series about travel insurance written by Chuck Burns, of Insurance Consultants Int’l, an independent travel insurance broker. “Travelers who get in a bad spot on a trip, and then make a claim with their travel insurance company, often feel like they’ve been cheated when … More 7 Mistakes Travelers Make when Buying Travel Insurance

10 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance

Many of Crown Care’s clients are avid travelers. Travel insurance is often useful especially if you have health issues that may cause trip delays or lead to the need for treatment.  The following is written by Chuck Burns of Insurance Consultants Int’l, an independent travel insurance broker. 10 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance  Travel insurance can … More 10 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance

Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Bed bugs are now a problem everywhere in the world.  Why?  DDT is no longer used and these bugs have developed resistance to most insecticides.  Several studies have shown a large increase of bed bug infestations over the last several years.  Bed bugs are hitchhikers on your clothes, your shoes and luggage.  They can easily travel … More Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Pneumonia Vaccines – Now there are 2!

About 900,000 Americans get pneumococcal pneumonia each year. 5-7% die from it – most of the deaths occur in people over 65. The good news  –  there are vaccines The original pneumonia vaccine (PPSV23)  released in 1983,  protects against 23 different strains of the bacteria. But there were still infections and deaths from other pneumococcal bacterial strains. … More Pneumonia Vaccines – Now there are 2!

Chikungunya   What is it?  Are you at risk?

Chikungunya is a virus transmitted by  mosquitoes.  The most common symptoms are fever and severe joint pain.  Mortality is rare and occurs mostly in older adults. Before 2006, Chikungunya was rarely seen in the United States, but the reports in the US are increasing. Chikungunya is seen in returning travelers after visits to affected areas … More Chikungunya   What is it?  Are you at risk?