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Summer Vacation: Getting Away, Safely, With Some Thoughtful Planning.

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Summer Vacation – Getting Away, Safely, With Some Thoughtful Planning After spending months at home, who isn’t ready for some travel? Satisfying your wanderlust this year could include trips at amazing discounts, discovering local draws on a staycation, or meet-ups with friends and loved ones. Get the tips and suggestions for a great summer – as you continue to exercise the precautions to keep...

One Airlift Could Take Your Savings For A Wild Ride

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For Derek Beres, it started as a fun Saturday with his grandson. They were racing his ATV along the Red River in Texas. The weather was perfect, the trail wasn’t too crowded. Then suddenly, while scooting around a corner, the vehicle tilted on its side and the ATV toppled over. He knew his left arm was severely injured, but didn’t realize the extent of the damage until the hospital at Wichita...

Will Your Ambulance Be Covered? Flip A Coin.

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“If you call 911 for an ambulance, it’s basically a coin flip whether or not that ambulance will be in or out of network.” This word of warning comes from Christopher Garmon, a health economist at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His research shows that 51% of medical emergency transport services will result in an out-of-network bill, commonly known as a surprise medical bill. Compare...

To RV or Not To RV: That Is the Question

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Klipinger.com recently published two articles about RVs. One gives reasons to retire in an RV and the other gives reasons why you’ll regret it. Fair enough. What should you do? Here are some pros and cons to help you make up your own mind, or at least begin the process of doing so: Pros: • Lower cost of living • Great way to volunteer and see the country at the same time • You won’t...

How to Avoid the Dreaded Surprise Ambulance Bill

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Emergency medical personnel call it the golden hour: the first 60 minutes following a trauma, when it’s most possible to save your life. This explains why air ambulances aren’t just for residents or visitors of remote areas. In cities where traffic jams are routine, it might take a chopper or plane to get you there within the golden hour. Unfortunately, however, that one trip to the...

Call 911, Not Uber: A Lesson in Medical Emergency Transport

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Recently in Boston, an Uber passenger who appeared a bit drowsy asked the driver if the nearest emergency room was at Mass General Hospital. The man said he’d been passing out over the past few days. “I was a little nervous,” the driver recalls. “I didn’t know what was going to happen.” Thanks in part to the high cost of ground and air ambulance service, this scenario has become...

Medicare Without A Parachute: Worth the Risk?

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In July of 2016, Luke Aikins became the first skydiver to jump from a plane without a parachute and live to tell the tale. Sound crazy? Enrolling in Medicare with no supplemental insurance could be even riskier, at least financially. In addition to deductibles, copays, coinsurance, there’s no out-of-pocket maximum. Which means your retirement savings could plummet. “All it takes is one big...

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