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Tips for emergency healthcare overseas

Tips for emergency healthcare overseas

While on a two-week vacation in France, Scott Power's wife, Nicole, contracted swine flu and had to be hospitalized in Paris. "She becomes deathly ill. It was one of the scariest moments in our relationship," recalled Power, a 45-year-old Los Angeles entrepreneur. In a country where he didn't speak the language, Power was initially at a loss about what he needed to do to help his wife. "Do I call 911?" Like Power, most people aren't sure what to do or what insurance covers when a medical crisis occurs overseas. A recent survey conducted by InsureMyTrip, an online company that compares travel insurance products, found that more than 1 in 4...

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