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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...

Planning Your Next Great Adventure? Try These Tips from A Personal Travel Coach.

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There are sports coaches. Life coaches. And career coaches. But a travel coach? Formerly a travel writer, Dylan Essertier now works with people seeking travel experiences that go beyond the ordinary vacation. “I searched for a travel advisor who would speak to ‘a woman like me’—someone who didn’t just want to escape through travels but use that time away to help me move toward my long...

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...

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...

If You Fall Off The Horse, Make Sure Your Ambulance Is Covered

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When Sonna Anderson’s trusty steed Cody got spooked, tripped, and fell on top of her, that was scary enough. But then came the air ambulance bill. She could hardly believe her eyes: $54,727.26. Less than a third was covered by insurance, leaving the 60-year-old with a balance due of $41,029.53. “It shocked me,” she said. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize Medicare...

Teacher Slapped With $40,000 Air Ambulance Bill: A Lesson in Coverage

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When your child’s life is in danger, the last thing on your mind is whether your insurance will cover the cost of the ambulance. Joseph Penrod, an Assistant Professor at Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, learned this the hard way when his son accidentally swallowed prescription pills earlier this year. He and his wife didn’t think twice about giving the go-ahead to airlift...

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