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Top 12 reasons to purchase travel assistance

touristIf you are a road warrior or a frequent flier, purchasing travel assistance in 2012 may be the most sensible way to take precaution and prepare for what could go wrong while traveling.
On Call International, a company involved in the medical and travel assistance field, offers its top 12 tips for purchasing a travel assistance membership for individuals and families traveling this year:
1. Travel insurance and assistance are not the same. Travel assistance not only covers the cost of emergency services like medical evacuation, but also aids in getting you home safely.
2. We all like to have choices. Travel assistance aides in emergency medical evacuation and repatriation to the hospital of the member’s choice, regardless of whether you can receive care locally.
3. The world is constantly changing. From natural disasters to political unrest, it’s difficult to predict what might derail your travel plans.
4. Travel disasters don’t just happen abroad. Flat tires and flight cancellations are just a few events that can happen without even leaving the country. Coverage begins anywhere 50 miles away from your home.
5. We’re not all linguists. Should an emergency occur, travel assistance can provide you with an interpreter.
6. Last-minute travel is becoming the norm. Travel assistance is available for comprehensive annual coverage, not for just one trip.
7. Home is where the heart is. Should an emergency happen back home, travel assistance can offer immediate help to get where they need to be.
8. We all appreciate a second opinion. On Call International offers a 24/7 Nurse Helpline to help guide you on your way to feeling better.
9. Your health isn’t the only thing that can get you into trouble. Ttravel assistance can provide legal assistance, including a free attorney consultation and bail bond assistance.
10. It’s the small things that count. Travel assistance can help you in the process of replacing lost travel documents such as your passport.
11. Sometimes one pair of eyes isn’t enough. If your luggage gets delayed, travel assistance can track the luggage while you enjoy your destination.
12. Travel assistance might be the most affordable way to stay safe while traveling. Annual membership starts at just $225,
For more information about On Call International and the full scope of services offered please visit