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coming through my inbox:

International Medical Evacuation Insurance:

www.internationalsos.com

costs $300-400 annually, with one-week, one-month, etc. options. They also seem to have some new options for Iraq and Afghanistan, you can contact them for details. I’m sure very expensive, and I doubt they’re making housecalls in Ramadi.

Discount Hotel Booking (I’ve never used this one, so let me know if you have feedback)
seems to specialize in last minute bargains on hotels internationally.

www.changemyhotel.com

by teru kuwayama at 2005-06-30 08:47:45 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) brooklyn , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

another good site to know is ratestogo.com , they do some discount hotels internationally but a ton in the states. i have gotten amazing hotels for super cheap thru them.

anyone know any good international health insurance that covers conflict type stuff. i currently use BUPA Intl. but they are very limited in what they cover. here is what they sent me today:

“We do not pay for treatment for any disease , illness or injury resulting from nuclear or chemical contamination, war, riot, revolution, acts of terrorism or any similar event.

Exception: We pay for treatment that

-the company or employee have not recklessly put themselves in danger by entering a known area of conflict where active fighting/insurrections are taking place, or

-they were not an active participant, or

-they have not displayed a blatant disregard for personal safety, and

-there is a legitimate business reason for them to be there" (page 26, section 8. Contamination, wars and riots).

thanks!
s

by [former member] | 06 Jul 2005 10:07 | Batticaloa, Sri Lanka | | Report spam→
Stephanie,

I use something called Expocare, out of London, for which the package was something like $1400 for everything except dental, and then I had them customize it, basically, to include war zones, which upped it to about 1700. haven’t had to use it yet, knock wood, but i’m happy with the deal and what they offer.

I’ll post more information soon. have a plane to catch.
Phil


by [former member] | 12 Jul 2005 09:07 | Delhi, India | | Report spam→
yo P-Unit,
 love to hear more about Expocare, that’s way less than I’m paying.
I’m talking to SOS about an LS discount as well, will post if that pans out.

holla at me



by teru kuwayama | 13 Jul 2005 09:07 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
To start with, I spelled it wrong. It’s Expacare.

More info at http://www.expacare.net/

It is designed specifically for expats, so I’m not sure it’ll work for Americans living in the US. But one can try.I thought the people who answered the phones there were very helpful in terms of talking things out. The number I have listed is +44 2087628101

I have the Executive Care deal, the middle option. ABove that is Special Care which has things like maternity care (not sure if partner would be covered), dental, and, apparently new additions, covers addiction treatment and offers a lump sum "compassion payment" for people diganosed with AIDS.


by [former member] | 14 Jul 2005 11:07 | new york, United States | | Report spam→
hey Phil,

when looking at the coverage for that insurance it says they will not pay for “costs arising from taking part in war, riot or civil commotion and costs arising from intentional travel into a war zone.”

are you aware of this or is there an ammendment of some sort?

thanks!
s

by [former member] | 18 Jul 2005 05:07 | Beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→

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