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“Bat”ter Safe Than Sorry

Do you travel with an extra $30,000 on hand? Probably not. I didn’t five years ago on a trip to Vietnam, but the insurance I took with me was just as valuable, if not more.

A week into my vacation with my wife, I experienced some pretty severe symptoms. I became extremely sensitive—the softest whisper, the dimmest light, the slightest odor sent me reeling with headaches. Fevers, chills and fainting spells rounded out the most painful and frustrating time of my life.

Without a way to communicate with the local Vietnamese doctors, it took several days for everyone to realize what was wrong with me. I had contracted a life-threatening case of spinal meningitis. Read More »