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Hey, what are y'all using for traveler's insurance that will cover you for extreme snowbarding.

I plan to go to Whistler, BC this December.

I've read horrible things about World Nomad Insurance.

What else is out there?:facepalm2:

Thanks!
 

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I found an acceptable solution....

Just to recap, my destination is Whistler, BC near Vacouver.

I am in need of traveler/medical insurance. I didn't know what company would be able to cover me.

Travelguard - I contacted them initially because this is one of the few companies that will cover you for what could be considered extreme sports. Watch out for other companies, it's all about understanding the damned fine print. I got a quote for 2 weeks and they wanted ~$800.

AARP - The agent was completely clueless on how to handle TI and I had to hang up. I guess not all goes well when you outsource work overseas.

RBC - Finally! This is a canadian company that offers an option for U.S. residents entering Canada. If you check out this link. I opted for plan 3. For 2 weeks worth of coverage, I paid less than $90. Nice right?!

The key to resolving my dilemma was then to split the entire trip coverage.

How did I do it?

For the traveling and regular expenses of the trip, I utilized my travel card. In my case, I used United Chase card. As long as you put everything on the card, they'll cover all of it through their standard coverage. Since I purchased my training and the flight tickets, it's supposed to be covered on top of some basic life insurance.

For the medical portion, I opted to go with RBC. Their price was very reasonable and the service was excellent.

I'll let y'all know if I have to even use it and how they work out.
 

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Hey Dave... uurrghh! Acronyms are killing me.

I mistyped above. I did call AAA. I tried my best to get to a travel rep and when i did get to talk to someone they were absolutely clueless to the point that i was referred to a supervisor who was even more clueless.

Man, if you happen to have a good phone number please let me know. Thanks.

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I'll edit my post above. AAA, on it.
 

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Hey AirController,

Its definitely a bit of a tricky one.
I would recommend going to a snow agent that specialises in snow travel and make sure you read the find print.

Goodluck : )
 

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Having gone through shit with getting a very sick uncle out of Russia who had been doing the "extreme cruising" on the lido deck with cocktails...and he had "pristine" medical insurance. One of the fine points...is getting back home...which medical insurance generally does not cover...medical travel insurance may in part cover...but it depends of what type of medical transportation is required.

Anyways...a mere 100k+ cash upfront (and that was a bargain) finally got him out after a few nightmarish days....with a medical evacuation service.

Point is...if injured...you also got to have a plan to bug out
 

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I was also going to suggest RBC. It's amazing how much insurance DOESN'T cover these days! Good thing with buying insurance from a Canadian company is that they understand our system and likely have a relationship with the accounts payable departments at our hospitals. Also the premium would be in CAD which is a bargain right now for our friends to the south (and north west, and way west lol)
 

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you'll be in Canada where it's all free.
According to this article we pay about $5988/yr/person for our healthcare in Canada.

I love it when people say it's free! Nope. It's paid for by probably about 2/3rds of Canadians for themselves and the other 1/3rd. I personally probably contribute about $12000 to our public healthcare every year.

Damn now I want to get on a tax debate. I'm a libertarian so you can guess my opinions...
 

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According to this article we pay about $5988/yr/person for our healthcare in Canada.

I love it when people say it's free! Nope. It's paid for by probably about 2/3rds of Canadians for themselves and the other 1/3rd. I personally probably contribute about $12000 to our public healthcare every year.

Damn now I want to get on a tax debate. I'm a libertarian so you can guess my opinions...
forgot my sarcasm font.
 
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