These Quick Tips Will Help You Be Prepared Before Traveling For the Holidays
December 16, 2019
Nearly every year, Americans pack their bags and hit the road or airport for the holidays. According to US News, in 2018, over 112 million Americans traveled for the Christmas season. If you’re one of these people traveling for the holidays, then you should take steps to be prepared. Follow these quick tips and you and your family will be ready to relax on your vacation:
Get the Flu Shot
Don’t forget to take your family to get a flu shot. You can get this accomplished before traveling and then you won’t have to worry about it. This is the best way to ensure you and your loved ones don’t get the flu. You also want to make sure you aren’t bringing sickness with you wherever you visit. Just a quick visit to the doctor for a flu shot will alleviate a lot of stress for you and your family! The best part is that it is free and fully covered by your plan.
Prepare For Emergencies
Sometimes it’s hard to prepare for emergency situations. This is especially true if you’re traveling for the holidays. However, with your SmartHealth benefits, you can rest easy knowing you’re covered in case an emergency occurs. If you need to use Urgent Care while out-of-town, just make sure you’re staying in-the Ascension Network to get the best cost savings. Visit the website to find a provider near you and to look up Ascension Network providers next to where you’ll be traveling. Be sure to bookmark mysmarthealth.org on your phone and add the customer care phone number to your contacts.
As a part of prepping for your trip, you’ll need to refill any prescriptions you’ll need while you’re out of town. Make sure that you get your medicine filled so that is one less thing you have to worry about. Try to get enough medicine to last your trip.
Download the ABS App
If you forget to pack your ID cards, don’t sweat it! Download the ABS app and you’ll be able to access your ID cards and benefits all in the same place. The app gives you all the information you need to make sure you’re covered while on-the-go. With the app, you can relax and enjoy the holidays!
These are all quick tips to help you stay prepared when traveling this holiday season. Follow these tips and you can enjoy a stress-free holiday with the ones you love most.