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Covid Insurance #232205
08/13/2020 07:25 PM
08/13/2020 07:25 PM
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falmouth,MA
wendyk Offline OP
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So, in light of all the new regulations for tourists coming to the island, has anyone found travel insurance that covers COVID? I just checked Sky Med, and they do not.

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Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232209
08/13/2020 08:43 PM
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I found this online. This link below is for the annual plan. You can choose different types of coverage either covering up to 30 days, 45 days, or 60 day trips outside the us.

https://www.sevencorners.com/coronavirus-travel-insurance/wander-plus-frequent-traveler#/quote

This one below is the plan where you can buy just for certain dates.

https://www.sevencorners.com/corona...son-travel-plus-medical-insurance#/quote

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232213
08/13/2020 09:45 PM
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The regs don't say you have to have "covid " insurance. Just proof of medical insurance. Big difference.

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232219
08/14/2020 06:14 AM
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Correct.....and I would assume if you have Medicare as your insurance it would require an additional private policy to cover out of country expenses.

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232221
08/14/2020 06:56 AM
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Wendy, as I read the requirements, health insurance is required, and Covid insurance is "recommended".

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232222
08/14/2020 07:15 AM
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wendyk Offline OP
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Thanks everyone. I am required to have insurance as part of my residency (Sky Med), so guess I'm OK.

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232224
08/14/2020 07:28 AM
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Wendy--Sky Med is NOT medical insurance. It is JUST medical evac. I have to think you already know that? And as you stated, Sky Med does not cover Covid. As of NOW Covid insurance is not required, but wait till next week, as they will probably change things AGAIN. cloud


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Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232226
08/14/2020 07:38 AM
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Wendy, when did they start requiring Med Evacuation? We never had it until about 4 years ago and had no issues with immigration. We ARE required to have health insurance which, thanks to Bill's Navy service, we have international coverage


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Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232250
08/14/2020 10:16 AM
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Just as a point of information, Medicare part F (a Medigap policy) does cover international medical expenses up to $50,000. Part F is closed to new customers, but I believe Part G now offers the same. It is the most expensive Medigap option, but my husband and I have always had it primarily because under normal conditions we spend 8 weeks a year in St. Maarten. We also have a Skymed policy.

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wilsonck] #232254
08/14/2020 10:34 AM
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The seven corners policy only covers people up to 74 yoa. I am 76 and am not eligible 👎😒 Sure is fun getting old.

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: rterrones] #232255
08/14/2020 10:40 AM
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Same with my DAN (Divers Alert) insurance. Only covers to age 70 for WA State residents. Bummer me being 73.

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232270
08/14/2020 12:44 PM
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Hmmm. Interesting. I just turned 70, and my part F policy is through United Healthcare (AARP sponsored plan). I just called them to confirm. There is no age restriction on part F through my plan.

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: BlueGreenWater] #232282
08/14/2020 02:38 PM
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I also have the AARP United Health Care Part F. But will they cover Covid?

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: KitKat] #232283
08/14/2020 02:41 PM
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I would recommend you call them directly for that answer.

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: KitKat] #232307
08/14/2020 10:58 PM
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Kinda doubt it.

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: BillandElaine] #232311
08/15/2020 06:45 AM
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wendyk Offline OP
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Elaine, at the time we applied, we had to show proof of health insurance in the US and medevac insurance. It's possible that's no longer required?

Re: Covid Insurance [Re: wendyk] #232315
08/15/2020 07:18 AM
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We started applying in 2008 and med evac was never required since then. Just health coverage. Must be before that, as you've been here much longer than us. xxx


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Re: Covid Insurance [Re: BillandElaine] #232362
08/15/2020 03:08 PM
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wendyk Offline OP
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Maybe the fact you live here year round makes a difference? We applied in 2002, I think.


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