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Good Sam TravelAssist Resources

3 Reasons You Don't Need Trip Insurance


While trip insurance may seem like a good idea at first glance, you’ll find that’s not always the case when you dive into the nitty-gritty details. In fact, here are three reasons why you don’t need trip insurance, along with suggestions for options that may better serve your travel needs.

5 Travel Medical Emergencies That Can Quickly Ruin A Vacation


Vacations don’t always go as planned. Unexpected events, like finding the most delicious cup of coffee you ever had, or a chance encounter with a fascinating stranger make a trip memorable. A travel medical emergency, however, can make a vacation memorable for all the wrong reasons.

What to Do if You Experience Death During Travel


Of all the road trips Carol and Dan took in their RV, one landmark always managed to escape them - Mt. Rainier. For some reason, Mt. Rainier was just out of their reach.

Travel Medical Emergencies You Never Even Thought About


Flat tires. Missed flights. Lost luggage. These kinds of travel emergencies happen all the time, so we’re relatively prepared when they do strike.

TravelAssist 101: How a Medical Evacuation Works


Sometimes we travel to places where the quality of medical care isn’t the same as what we’re accustomed to in the U.S. According to our Transportation Manager, Juan Ives, “If a member needs critical medical care while they’re away, our main goal is to ensure they’re treated in a facility that is properly staffed and well equipped to treat their condition. And if it’s not, it’s our job to evacuate them to a facility that can.” He continued, “If a traveler requires a higher level of specialized care (IV, fluids, oxygen, medical monitoring, etc.), and can’t travel home for care on a commercial flight, we’ll coordinate an air ambulance evacuation.”

Travel Assistance 101: What to Do if Your Wallet is Lost or Stolen While Traveling

8/2/2013 – Christa Danisewicz

Losing your wallet—especially while traveling—can be nerve-wracking, frustrating and costly. While that’s not a situation anyone would like to experience first-hand, if you’re prepared and know what to expect, you can actually make things a lot easier on yourself.

Travel Assistance 101: How to Get a Prescription Filled When Traveling Abroad

6/3/2013 – Christa Danisewicz

You arrive at your hotel in Naples and you notice you forgot to pack your prescription medicine. Great, now what? Feeling panicked, you ask your hotel concierge where the closest pharmacy is located, and as luck would have it there is a pharmacy right down the street from your hotel.

Travel Assistance 101: What to Do When Your Luggage Goes Missing

4/15/2013 – Christa Danisewicz

After a long and uncomfortable flight, you finally arrive at the baggage carousel only to realize that your baggage is nowhere in sight. Great. Besides having a business meeting in less than three hours, you still need to pick up your rental car, check into your hotel room and change into your meeting attire which, of course, is packed in your suitcase.

What is Medical Evacuation?

10/20/2011 – Michelle Shelton

We get this question all the time: What exactly is medical evacuation? And how does it work, and why or when do I need this coverage? Today, we’ll help you understand this technical term and why this life-saving benefit should matter to you.

Important Notice: Good Sam Travel Assist is not responsible for costs or expenses arising from travel to a country for which a formal recommendation in the form of a Level 4 Advisory for International Travel from the U.S. State Department has been issued preceding your arrival into that country. We strongly urge all international travelers to continue to check for advisories in your destination country prior to departure at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go.html