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Two years ago, my husband and I traveled a couple hours away from home for a weekend getaway. The next morning, my husband didn’t feel so well, but we chalked it up to a restless sleep away from home. We ate a late breakfast and headed out for a quick hike and drive on curvy country roads into town. It soon became obvious that something was wrong. My husband couldn’t express what was wrong, only that he didn’t feel ‘quite right.’
We cut our getaway short and headed home where I finally convinced him that a trip to urgent care was necessary. The doctor on staff listened to our concerns and ordered tests. We found out later, that my husband had suffered a mini-stroke at the age of 43.
The news rocked our world and for a time, it affected nearly every decision we made. Rather than continue with travel plans we’d previously made to cruise to the Dominican Republic, we cancelled the cruise and when my husband traveled out of the country on a mission trip with our son, I won’t lie and tell you I didn’t worry.
I can’t say that I no longer worry when we travel far from home, but I can say that there is a travel app that may provide peace of mind. TravelSmart™ could direct us to a vetted hospital and doctors and help translate emergency phrases from English. My husband may never have another stroke or, he could have one tomorrow, at home. We don’t want the fear of what could be to keep us from traveling, but rather want to be prepared at home and overseas.
As we begin to plan our first ever trip to the United Kingdom, you can be sure that I’ll utilize the redesigned TravelSmart™ app from Allianz and my budget will place Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance right at the top.
Travel safely with TravelSmart™
The newly redesigned TravelSmart™ app makes it easier than ever to get help when traveling and manage your Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance policy.
TravelSmart keeps information you need at your fingertips. You can manage your Allianz Travel Insurance policy, check your flight status in real time, locate emergency services and medical providers abroad, and contact the Allianz assistance center. The best part? You don’t even need to have a policy with Allianz Global Assistance to use the complimentary TravelSmart™ app.
Emergency Help Overseas
Let’s take a closer look at the features of the TravelSmart™ app.
Flight Tracking– Use the My Trips feature to track your flight in real-time. You’ll receive flight updates and boarding gate information for any airline.
Emergency Services– Find a vetted hospital, pharmacy, police station, or U.S. Embassy within 10 km of your location. Built in Apple or Google Maps provide turn-by-turn directions to get you where you need to go fast.
A Medical Dictionary- The TravelSmart™ app stores photos of your prescription labels and gives you the international names for more than 750 common medications, which make refilling a prescription while traveling easier.
Translation services– Communicating in an emergency is stressful! The TravelSmart™ app can alleviate some of that stress with translations from English to 18 common foreign language of 60+ illnesses, injuries and first aid needs.
Find Emergency Numbers easily– Did you know that 911 doesn’t work in every country? With enabled geolocation, TravelSmart™ users can dial the number for emergency personnel for over 200 countries by pushing a button on the Home Screen.
Access Allianz Global Assistance– Help is never further away than the touch of a button with TravelSmart™ whether you need medical assistance or customer service.
Policy Management– Access your policy via the app and even file and track claims if something happens during your trip.
Your best defense in the case of an emergency is knowing you’re protected by travel insurance.
You’ll never Travel Alone
Anyone who has ever traveled should understand one thing; plan for the unexpected. Flights are delayed, missed and even canceled which can affect connecting flights, rental car hotel and tour reservations, and as I’ve found out firsthand, you may even have a medical emergency.
Thanks to Allianz Global Assistance, I can feel safe, secure, confident, and protected when I travel overseas with my husband.
Download the TravelSmart™ App for FREE
The TravelSmart™ app is FREE in both the App Store or on Google Play. You can find more information at www.allianztravelinsurance.com/travelsmart.
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