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Old 01-20-2014, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Health Insurance when Traveling

Just out of curiosity do any of you guys buy temporary health insurance when traveling to another country to board?
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeppp, I always did and never had a doubt about it, especially after seeing some nasty accidents on the mountain, blood spills, special rescue ops, helicopters etc. Provided that a person is lucky enough to survive and recover, someone always has to pay these costly bills, you get the picture!
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I ALWAYS get travel insurance as soon as I leave the country. Sometimes random shit happens, and it's good to have your bacon covered.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a policy that includes medical air evacuation from anywhere in the world back to the US. I actually negotiated this policy into the purchase of one of my timeshares.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A good friend of mine had to get airlifted from Cozumel to Florida. It was an obvious emergency and it cost him $17K. Insurance picked up $3k and he had to pay the $14k before the plane left the ground. It was a double whammy because it turned out to be brain cancer and he was in very bad shape when he finally made it back to RI. It's something I never really thought of in the past, but I would buy it now if traveling.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's so cheap your'e dumb not to
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