Dr. Pamela McLain Aspen, CO to Birmingham, AL “I wanted so badly to be back at my home hospital.” I was trying to squeeze in one last ski run before sunset. The light was fading and the wind was kicking up the snow. It was getting more and...

When and where serious medical emergencies occur are out of our control. Yet for some reason, when we imagine a medical situation, we tend to imagine being surrounded by family and friends, under the care of our own doctor. The numbers tell a different story....

In this case, the Medjet member who was transported was able to return to her home hospital in Portland. If she had relied on the medical evacuation component of most travel insurance and platinum card plan her medical journey would have stopped in Lima, Peru....

If this Medjet member had relied on the medical evacuation component of most travel insurance and platinum card plans his medical journey would have stopped at the closest adequate facility, which in this case would be, in Bangkok, Thailand....

Travel insurance only goes so far. The question is, if you are hospitalized far from home, will it go far enough? Most kinds of travel insurance will only get you to the closest hospital. To get home, to your hospital, you need something more. You...