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Re: Medical Evacuation Insurance [Re: CGB]
      #1740594 - 08/10/17 03:41 PM (47.192.5.2)

Yes, there has been more than one, but this report will answer you question about how it works with Skymed anyway.

Skymed Evacuation from St. Martin

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Twanger
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Re: Medical Evacuation Insurance [Re: CGB]
      #1740655 - 08/11/17 11:13 AM (50.193.144.241)

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CGB said:
All interesting chatter.....

Does anyone have "first-hand knowledge" and actually gone through a claim process with any of these insurance companies?
And, specifically - with evac ?

Otherwise... kinda moot to be arguing which is best... no ?




I have made two claims.

First time was in 2000 when my wife had to have emergency gall bladder surgery the night before our bareboat charter trip. We totally re-set the trip for a month later. They (AccessAmerica, if memory serves) covered the costs we would have had to eat.

About 10 years ago I came down with a norovirus the night before we were supposed to travel. We decided to put our departure back a day, because I was so sick I could not even stand up. The airline wanted to charge us $2,000 a ticket for the change, which was then covered by the insurance. I can't remember who we got for the insurance that time.


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BEERMAN
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Re: Medical Evacuation Insurance [Re: Twanger]
      #1740658 - 08/11/17 11:30 AM (108.45.108.124)

We always get insurance, we use CSA Trip Insurance. Haven't needed to claim med evac with it luckily, only one claim when I backed a jeep into a stick that blew out the back window.

However, this last trip I had good peace of mind having it because of the "state of emergency" on Tortola. If we needed to leave a day earlier we could not have.


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Re: Medical Evacuation Insurance [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1740683 - 08/11/17 03:09 PM (204.11.157.102)

I have to say, we always buy insurance when we travel. Living in St Thomas and seeing the number of visitors who come here yearly and fall/break a hip, have a stroke, have a car accident, etc. makes you be extra careful. Read the small print and make sure you will be taken where you want, not the closest available (from St Thomas, that is usually Puerto Rico). Also, make sure you have health insurance, because you need to have a facility and physician who are willing to accept you. From first hand observation only.

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