On Call in Action: Expatriate Faces Trauma in Afghanistan

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Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel assistance…

Customization & Travel Risk Management: A Winning Combo

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It’s 2 a.m. when your phone rings. The head of your organization wants to know how many travelers are in Cairo. You turn on the news and see images of violent political demonstrations and civil unrest. Government and medical sources are reporting hundreds of people killed and several more wounded across the country. U.S. embassies and American citizens are at…

Travel Assistance and Your Company: 7 Common Myths (and Truths!) Behind Them

Travel assistance

Is travel assistance part of your employee benefit package? If it’s not, perhaps you’re not quite sure exactly what it is or how it works…or maybe you don’t think your company needs it. But the truth is, business travel doesn’t always go according to plan, and when it doesn’t, you and your employees need help…

On Call in Action: Car Crash in Cambodia

Phnom Penh traffic

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel…

Travel Risk Management: 5 Steps to Protecting Your Travelers

Sending employees abroad can be risky business

Post updated on 6/2/17. People face some unique challenges when they travel abroad. Terrorism, natural disasters, medical emergencies, culture shock…these risks are real. And how you protect — or fail to protect — your travelers can have far-reaching consequences. Luckily, there are some proactive measures you can take to help protect your people and your…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Expat Preparation Checklist

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According to the Association of American Residents Overseas, more than 6.32 million Americans live in 160+ countries. That’s a lot of people! In fact, if all of those Americans were placed in one state, it would be the 17th most populated state in the U.S. If you’re one of the many Americans joining the international…

On Call in Action: Pregnancy Complications While on Expat Assignment

Pregnant woman at computer

  Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel…

BRIC: Emerging Business Travel Trends in the ‘Big Four’

Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four countries comprise more than 2.8 billion people, 40% of the world’s population, and cover more than one-fourth of the world’s land area—not to mention, they account for more than 25% of the global GDP. No wonder business travel is booming in these nations and it doesn’t appear to…

Security Situation in Egypt…and How On Call Can Help

The security situation in Egypt continues to be unstable following President Mohamed Morsi’s refusal to step down despite a 48-hour deadline imposed by the military.  Millions of protesters have participated in nationwide protests calling for Morsi’s removal since June 30th–these demonstrations have turned violent in a number of areas as opposition groups clash with rival…

Travel Assistance 101: How to Get a Prescription Filled When Traveling Abroad

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You arrive at your hotel in Naples and you notice you forgot to pack your prescription medicine. Great, now what? Feeling panicked, you ask your hotel concierge where the closest pharmacy is located, and as luck would have it there is a pharmacy right down the street from your hotel. Now all you have to…