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Any recommendations for an insurance company which provides emergency medical insurance (emergency evacuation, etc) which can be purchased for specific trips to Third World countries?

by Richard Lord at 2009-06-11 00:09:10 UTC Virginia and NYC , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Not an insurance company but…http://www.globalrescue.com/lightstalkers/

by Gregory Sharko | 11 Jun 2009 13:06 | Brooklyn, New York, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for the plug, Gregory.

Richard, Global Rescue provides medical and security evacuations for its members. If you become ill or injured in Lusaka, for example (incidentally our African medical director is based there) we will follow your care from the point of injury to your recovery back home in Virginia or NYC if you so choose. Also, if things were to go south politically and there were no way for you to get out — more likely in, say, Zimbabwe than Zambia — then we would extract you to safety. The difference between us and similar providers is that we’ll actually come to find you wherever you are hurt and get you to immediate care: via helicopter, ambulance, whatever. Also, we can send a paramedic to your bedside to follow your treatment and of course evacuate you if you need to be taken home. Anyway, that may be more than you needed to know, but I thought I’d chime in and describe our service. Safe travels.

by Global Rescue | 11 Jun 2009 19:06 | | Report spam→
You might to check Travel Guard’s plans as well.

by chip chipman | 11 Jun 2009 19:06 | THAILAND, Thailand | | Report spam→
Many thanks. I actually found Medex to be the least expensive option for what I need.

by Richard Lord | 12 Jun 2009 22:06 | Virginia and NYC, United States | | Report spam→
Also look at International SOS – they specialize in emergency evacuations anywhere in the world. I highly recommend them. www.internationalsos.com

by Boots Levinson | 13 Jun 2009 17:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Glad you found something that fits, Richard. Looking over some of the other posts, I thought I’d explain the difference between Global Rescue and a few of the other options mentioned here. Insurance, for example, is very different because it is strictly reimburses you for economic loss. That is, once you’ve paid for the medical evacuation, you then submit the claim for reimbursement. Unlike the other providers mentioned, Global Rescue actually comes to the point of injury or illness by providing field rescue services. Also, Global Rescue allows you to choose your destination hospital. The other providers don’t. They’ll only take you to the nearest facility they deem “appropriate” which means if you’re in Africa, you STAY IN AFRICA for your care.

Field rescue may or may not be relevant to this particular trip you are taking, but for a number of people who have actually come to Global Rescue from those other companies, they were unable to transport themselves to a hospital from their remote locations, which is what other providers require before they will talk to you. Again, we can also (1) send a medical team to the hospital where you are being stabilized before bringing you back to the hospital of your choice, and (2) put your foreign doctors in touch with Johns Hopkins specialists who are on-call for us 24/7,as well as with our physicians and your own doctor to confer about the diagnosis and treatment. These are the sorts of services that distinguish us from the field, and I think are major reasons Lightstalkers has selected us as a partner.

by Global Rescue | 19 Jun 2009 15:06 | | Report spam→
IHI Denmark


They have Hight risk insurance with several options and rescue in case of conflict.


by Roberto Bianconi | 20 Jun 2009 09:06 | Italy, Italy | | Report spam→

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