A couple in their early sixties are standing in front of ruins. There are many trees surrounding the ruins and the sun is just behind the couple. They are both wearing hats and backpacks, the woman has a camera around her neck.

With the recent turn in the weather, some of you snowbirds might be getting extra excited to head south for the winter. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you get ready to leave.

  • Get travel insurance: don’t let unexpected medical expenses ruin your fun in the sun. If you are 59 or under, you can generate a quote and purchase travel coverage online. If you’re 60 or over, please call us at 1-800-394-1965 to purchase your plan.
  • Don’t forget to pack extra: based on the amount of medication you currently have at home and depending on your benefit plan, you may be able to take an additional supply of medication to cover you while you’re away. Speak to your pharmacist to see what you can get.
  • Give your pharmacist a heads up: if your plan does allow for more than 100 days’ supply, contact your pharmacist at least seven days before you leave to ensure that have enough time to supply and fill your request.
  • Check travel advisories: you probably don’t want to end up somewhere with civil unrest, disease or extreme weather. Also, if there is a government-issued travel advisory, your travel plan may not provide any coverage.

Keeping your health and wellness top of mind by following these tips (and packing some sunscreen) will give you peace of mind knowing that you’re prepared and ready to face whatever tomorrow might bring.


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