Constantly curious, impatient, deaf to the word ‘no’ – that’s what toddlers are. The worst thing is, you can’t stay mad at them whatever they do. All it takes is an innocent look from somewhere in the vicinity of your feet and every transgression is forgiven.
Even chewed documents, as Tina found out.
When she was teething, one of the twins, Maya, decided to check if the travel insurance paper would make a tasty treat. When it didn’t, she decided to destroy evidence of her experiment by ripping it apart. Tony had a moment of panic: “What if something happens and we need those documents?” As fate would have it, his fear came true. Five days later, the other twin, Rosy, started choking on a plastic item she picked from the poolside and popped into her mouth. In panic, mommy and daddy Montgomery rushed to the reception, struggling to explain the situation to the receptionist and locate a nearby hospital.
Harrowing moments followed. In between trying to understand what the local doctor was saying, keeping an eye on Maya and caring for Rosy, the couple’s nerves were shot. Later, a massive bill appeared. How Tina and Tony longed for the comfort of their familiar couch back home!
Back then, the Montgomerys didn’t have the luxury of carrying all their travel documents in their smartphone. AllianzMyHealth App allows a customer to access all travel insurance documents on-the-go and also provides critical information such as nearest hospitals. The app even has a ‘symptom checker’, which reviews symptoms and suggests possible causes. Also, its ‘Health Assistant’ medical dictionary translates common illnesses into 17 languages and provides names of local equivalents of certain branded drugs.