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Other than Spongebob Squarepants, apparently many people want to take an underwater vacation. And we’re not just talking about a little scuba diving. The latest trend in unusual vacations means you actually have a hotel room under the ocean. From Fiji to Tanzania, underwater resorts are popping up all over the place. And while one of the original underwater hotels has been in Florida for years, it looks like we are really trying to get away from it all – even if that means vacationing under the sea!

Other than Florida, it takes quite a bit of traveling and logistics to take advantage of these underwater getaways. Of course, unusual vacations don’t have to be underwater. There are plenty of interesting spots to take advantage of, including eco-vacations, hiking, spas – it’s easy to find a vacation that peaks your interest and that of your whole family.

Once you’ve decided on a great place, have made the trek to get there, have you considered what you will do if you feel a sniffle coming on? Or perhaps one of the children suddenly starts feeling poorly? Fortunately, modern technology is not just for creating the most amazing vacation spot ever. It can also give you access to services so you and your family can stay well, even when a long way from home.

Stay Well on Your Vacation

If you have ever had a vacation ruined by a cold or flu, you know how frustrating it can be. After all, you did not travel to be sick in an amazing place! Fortunately, technology allows us to place a doctor at your disposal anytime, anywhere – without having to visit a local doctor. If you are out of the country, having access to a U.S. doctor provides peace of mind, not to mention no out of pocket expenses. How? Through a health discount program, like Freshbenies.

Health discount programs provide access to doctors via telephone, as well as provide savings on dental, vision care and prescription medication, and access to medical billing specialists. These programs are designed to supplement existing health benefits so that you can get medical information when you need it – which is often not when the doctor is in the office!

Another benefit of health discount programs is the ability to provide affordable access, particularly for those with a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) paired with a Health Savings Account (HSA)). A HDHP plan has a higher deductible and is a form of catastrophic coverage. This usually means you pay all up-front costs out of pocket for illnesses until your deductible is met. In other words, in most plans there are no-copays (except for Preventative Care). These out-of-pocket expenses can add up fast, making a plan like Freshbenies really attractive.

To read more about why Alkali Insurance likes this program, click here.

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