Medicare Travel Tips

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by Chris Grimmond

We’ve all experienced that less than happy holiday vacation spent ill. What’s worse is getting sick abroad and worrying about Medicare insurance coverage. If you’re planning a winter getaway, check out and share our healthy Medicare travel tips to ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch.


Whether you’re going foreign or domestic, Medicare travel tip #1.  Always research your destination. Even learning about a stomach bug going around could help save your trip. Also be sure to take a look into potential health facilities by contacting the U.S. embassy in the country you’re going to visit or by getting help from your hotel. Know and have the contact information for the hospitals and urgent care centers that could be available to you during your trip.

Common Traveling Illnesses

Medicare Travel TipsImportant Medicare travel tips is to know what to avoid on your trip. Here are some common illnesses you can bring back from your vacation:

You can read up on what to specifically watch out for depending on where you’re going on the travel section of the CDC website.

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Medicare Travel TipsYour health coverage will vary depending on your Medicare plan. Original Medicare will usually only provide coverage within the U.S. Some Medigap plans have travel coverage. Some Medicare Advantage Plans may as well, but you’ll have to check your specific plan.

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Doctor Knows Best

Before traveling, meet with your doctor to have a check-up, talk about any health concerns you may have, if you’ll need any vaccinations, etc. Your physician should be able to inform you on any must-know health concerns in regards to wherever you’re going.

Pack Smart Most Important of Medicare Travel Tips

Medicare Travel TipsPack weather-friendly, and don’t forget your necessary prescriptions and medications in your carry-on luggage. That is the most important of Medicare travel tips.  If you’re traveling by car, keep your meds in an easy-to-access designated location. If you have any special medical supplies that you need to use, get a note from your doctor that explains why you need them. It’s better to be safe than sorry!  If you need help thinking through these Medicare travel tips or you want to invest in travel insurance, give us a call at 402-614-3389

With these tips, you should be enjoying your vacation in no time. Happy travels!

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