Many of our Hawaii travelers take trips to the mainland that last more than 3 weeks. Travelers should always check that they have enough medication to last through the duration of their trip. But what if you run out? Can you get refills on the road? Will they cost the same? Can you get extra … More Traveling with Medicare – Can you use your drug plan on the trip?
Flying soon? Worried about contagious diseases? This is an interesting article posted on Medscape Localized Risk for Infection Transmission on Planes, Study Finds The likelihood of airline passengers transmitting infectious diseases to one another is low, new data suggest. Although passengers seated within one row or two seats on either side of an infected individual … More Flying and Infection- a new study
Our latest newsletter includes a travel alert, yellow fever vaccine info and the impending arrival of new Medicare Cards. Click here to view the March 2018 letter
A few years back I attended a funeral for my aunt who had passed away in Texas but was brought back to Hawaii to be buried. Knowing how expensive it is to transport a body from place to place, especially over the ocean, I was curious to find out how my cousin was able to … More WHAT DO YOU DO IF A LOVED ONE PASSES AWAY WHILE TRAVELING?
LIVING ABROAD WITH MEDICARE? Living in a foreign country is appealing to many retirees. But, hold on, before doing that make sure you have medical coverage wherever you are going, especially if you are going to be covered with Medicare. Why? Medicare usually does not cover medical services abroad except for some emergencies. In … More Retiring Abroad With Medicare
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
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
There is a Dengue outbreak on the Big Island, Hawaii. Symptoms Fever Headache behind eyes Muscle and joint pain “breakbone fever” Rash Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea Followed by major fatigue. How is it spread? The infamous Aedes mosquito bite. In a previous blog post we described Chikungunya virus, the causative agent of Chikungunya fever. These 2 … More Dengue in Hawaii
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?