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Can anyone recommend where to turn to for personal combat insurance?

by David Goldman at 2009-01-14 17:24:02 UTC New York , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

not sure what you mean by combat insurance, but Global Rescue bills itself as a crisis response company and specializes in “anytime, anywhere” evacuations. A similar company is SOS, but Global Rescue seems to have more extensive coverage, and will dispatch field operators and private aircraft if necessary.


by teru kuwayama | 14 Jan 2009 21:01 | NYC, United States | | Report spam→
Combat insurance.


by George “Funky’ Brown | 15 Jan 2009 00:01 | Rafah, Israel | | Report spam→
Maybe he means personal wombat insurance.

by Todd Krainin | 15 Jan 2009 02:01 (ed. Jan 15 2009) | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
I’m using these guys who are backed by Lloyds. They were quite helpful and it was a quick turnaround.
THB Clowes

Tel: +44 207 469 0304
Mob: +44 788 772 6124
Fax: 0870 756 9302

THB Clowes
7th Floor
107 Leadenhall Street


by Jonathan Saruk | 15 Jan 2009 10:01 | Khowst Province, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
Thanks all, especially Todd with your lovely photo. Perhaps I should have been more specific. A lot of life insurance policies don’t cover you if something happens when voluntarily going into a war zone, so I’m looking for a policy that does. I’m sure I’ll find stuff once I start looking online but where better to start than LS? Any additional humorous photos of wombats, please forward directly to Todd.

by David Goldman | 18 Jan 2009 00:01 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Global Rescue is just that…they get you out, and to your own hospital back home. But you have to be so badly injured that hospitalisation is urgently needed. Its a brilliant service, and a bargain if you look at the prices. I was involved in a medivac of a colleague from the US to Australia by commercial airline, using two nursing staff…try $100k! If you want all risks insurance going into an active war zone, then best of luck. Even our SAS don’t get cover. That’s why they get a dangerous zone cash allowance. If you are officially embedded into a deployed military unit, then you get their medical services. But if you just lob into Kandahar and start taking snaps, and you get drilled by some insurgent, you are pretty well on your own. Even your local consular staff would be hard pressed to help you.

by Stephen Asprey | 18 Jan 2009 06:01 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
Global Rescue, like numerous other companies don’t offer “insurance”, they basically get to you to get whatever remains of you back to “safety” AKA a hospital. Their services can be useful to the adventurer type, but to believe they will show up on a battlefield to save you is just not what they do. Now, “combat insurance”….sorry, it still makes me chuckle….. If you were to even discuss combat insurance with any insurer, I think it’s a pretty sure bet that not only would they laugh aloud, they would immediately cancel your car insurance in an all out attempt to distance themselves from you. Entrance into any “hotspot” out there put’s you about as alone as you’re likely to get. If you’re serious about “combat insurance”, I don’t think you’ve gotten your head around life in this profession.

by George “Funky’ Brown | 18 Jan 2009 08:01 | Rafah, Israel | | Report spam→
Again, try contacting THB Clowes in London www.thbgroup.com. They cover accidental death and dismemberment, disability, and medical evacuation from places like Iraq and Afghanistan for media organizations (and individuals), contractors and business executives. They’re backed by Lloyd’s which I think is one of the only underwriters that does this kind of insurance. Centurion Risk Assessment, the organization that trains media personnel in hostile environments, uses them and that’s how I got the referral. It can be expensive depending on where you are going and for how long, but its obviously worth it.

by Jonathan Saruk | 18 Jan 2009 11:01 | Khowst Province, Afghanistan | | Report spam→

I used the following contact for my war-zone insurance during my Nov. embed in Iraq. They work with the Canadian office of Reporters Without Borders. Good luck.


Insurance Contact:
Samuel Normand
Conseiller Expatriation
ESCAPADE – Solutions d’assurance pour les expatriés

Téléphone : 1-800-564-2042
Télécopie : 418-926-2736

6209 Principale #2
Ste-Croix, QC, G0S 2H0

by Ted Engelmann | 28 Jan 2009 07:01 (ed. Jan 28 2009) | Denver, United States | | Report spam→
I’ve worked with Zero Risk, a global security and safety support agency for professionals covering dangerous assignmens, in Pakistan. It is run by former SAS commandos, similar to Centurion Risk Assessment. I think they may be able to point you to the right direction, although I’ve also heard good reviews for ESCAPADE in terms of insurance coverage. I must agree with George, though. There never is enough insurance for covering hotspots, and an insurer may only decide to help you in really dire circumtances, ie when you absolutely, positively need to be medevac’d

by Jason Gutierrez | 30 Jan 2009 06:01 | Manila, Philippines | | Report spam→

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