Traveling with Medicare – Can you use your drug plan on the trip?

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 and Infection- a new study

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

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

Dengue in Hawaii

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   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?