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#21
NY, USA
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Check out Allianz. They offer an annual policy which cobers any travel. You choose a maximum reimbursement per year and pay escalating cost. We bought $10k this year.... no world cruise ��
They reimbursed us $7k with minimal hassle after FIL death forced us to fly home withno notice from BKK. No squabble paying for our J tickets even though we were on award J ticket. Only problem is once issued you can't raise the policy max until renewal date. I'm 66 btw.
NOT inexpensive but we were impressed with service and are planning to buy a much higher policy to cover 2018 since I'm retiring and expecting to do far more travel.
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#22
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Originally posted by Tampa Girl
Either AARP's discount has been lowered, or the discount is smaller for the Diamond (age 75 - 84) policy. They quoted me $665 w/o the discount and $615 with the discount. Either way, it is a cheap price to pay for evacuation/repatriation coverage. That plus HAL's CPP plan provides us with all the coverage we need for the 82-day 2018 Grand Asia. Our medical covers us anywhere in the world.
That was helpful thank you..
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#23
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Originally posted by Steve007NY
Check out Allianz. They offer an annual policy which cobers any travel. You choose a maximum reimbursement per year and pay escalating cost. We bought $10k this year.... no world cruise ��
They reimbursed us $7k with minimal hassle after FIL death forced us to fly home withno notice from BKK. No squabble paying for our J tickets even though we were on award J ticket. Only problem is once issued you can't raise the policy max until renewal date. I'm 66 btw.
NOT inexpensive but we were impressed with service and are planning to buy a much higher policy to cover 2018 since I'm retiring and expecting to do far more travel.
I think there is a maximum number of days per trip.
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Does anybody of you World Cruisers insure your trip against insolvency/bankruptcy of the cruiseline? Can you recommend a cover insurance that would cover that risk?
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If you are in the US and are covered under your states Blues plan, it is most likely you have worldwide coverage. Look for a suitcase icon on the front of your ID Card and call customer service for your local plan.


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#26
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Originally posted by travelberlin
Does anybody of you World Cruisers insure your trip against insolvency/bankruptcy of the cruiseline? Can you recommend a cover insurance that would cover that risk?
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It was included as part of the general insurance I purchased for our world cruise. Compare the plans on insuremytrip.com
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Originally posted by BarbaraM
It was included as part of the general insurance I purchased for our world cruise. Compare the plans on insuremytrip.com


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#29
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Although both of us are still < 65, we were unable to find a company willing to provide insurance for our 2020 Viking Ocean WC. Tried the local brokers and also the online company mentioned in a previous post. Most mentioned the high cost and almost 2 year lead time.

We ended up accepting the Viking insurance and will supplement with an additional medical plan before departure, as medical is limited to $100K. Our cruise starts in LA and we don't cross the border with less than $5-10M, which is what most of our plans offer.
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#30
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Yes, regarding Medical Evacuation, READ the fine print. Most Med Evac only cover you to the "nearest qualified medical hospital/clinic that can treat you." That can be a VERY relative term. We've seen some of the "hospitals" in third world countries that could treat a heart attack, etc...but would I want to be treated there? NO WAY. MedJet policy will take you anywhere in the world you want to go for your treatment as long as a doctor has deemed you need treatment. 100k of med evac is useless if it's to "the next island with a hospital."
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#32
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Joined Aug 2003
I posted over a year ago about our experience with I’ll Leon’s. This is not been a great year for us either. While in Thailand in April, I developed a severe pneumonia requiring a month in the intensive care unit. They not only paid for the entire hospitalization, my partners hotel room, all of the prepaid and unused hotel nights, Went far beyond. The flew an EMT from Toronto to Chang Mai to evaluate me and fly home next to me with portable oxygen all the way back to our house in New York. They paid for business class seats for the three of us. They even paid for my partner refilling his medication prescription since he ran out While I was in the hospital.

Honestly, I can’t think of any service industry company I have dealt with who were as easy to work with and wonderful as they were.
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