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http://www.insuremytrip.com/

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Travel Insurance
« on: June 27, 2008, 02:56:44 PM »
what is the best way to get travel medical insurance (for the best price?)
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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 10:31:48 PM »
I strongly recommend World Nomads - http://www.worldnomads.com/

They are cheap, easy to use, simple to extend and cover you for bungee and the like....

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008, 10:36:34 PM »
For Israel the best insurance I found is MediGuard http://www.mediguardtravel.com/ . They will pay for medical stuff on the spot as opposed to you paying yourself and submitting a claim to get reimbursed.

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 11:59:03 PM »
Does anyone know a good baggage insurance? I often have stuff that is pretty expensive in my luggage, and I am always scared about it getting lost and being handed a few hundred measly bucks.

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 01:42:41 PM »
Just found the best site for travel insurance, it compares 10's of different policies and you choose what is best for you:
http://www.insuremytrip.com/


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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 02:43:35 PM »
If you have an Amex card you can sign up no charge to enroll and every ticket you buy its $10 for insurance. They pay out quickly
https://www152.americanexpress.com/fsea/travel/baggage/product.do?us_nu=leftnav

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 03:19:07 PM »
That's not bad but it's for luggage only. I was looking for emergency health which includes a bunch of other benefits (luggage, delays, medical evac. etc..)

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2008, 10:41:39 PM »
amex has the best luggage insurance, for delayed luggage and flight delays too,

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 04:28:14 PM »
Didn't know if I should start a new post. Flying FC from Seattle to New York on mileage and need to bring $10K worth of Elecronics back with me. Like 125 pounds worth so it would cost me a pretty penny to ship UPS insured from coast to coast. Besides the shlep of finding some UPS store, packing it...since I'm just flying in for the day. Contacted https://www295.americanexpress.com/travel-insurance/home.do#99 and they said they have Platinum plan that would cover me on mileage ticket up to $2500. Would just bring 3 suitcases and stick them in there and have the convenience of bringing home with me, but short on coverage.

What would you do? Ship UPS insured? Buy more travel insurance? Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 04:00:19 PM »
Does anyone know of a good policy that covers a woman who is pregnant?

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Re: Re: travel insurance
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 04:26:48 PM »
Does anyone know of a good policy that covers a woman who is pregnant?

Don't know of any offhand. If there is such a thing I imagine it would be pricey. But I commend you for being responsible about it. Let us know if you find anything.
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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 04:31:54 PM »
Does anyone know of a good policy that covers a woman who is pregnant?
I used this company from Denmark, when travelling from Israel to the US. http://global.ihi.com/

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2012, 04:42:02 PM »
Does anyone know of a good policy that covers a woman who is pregnant?
I checked basically every company that i could find and the only one that seemed to be wiling to talk to me was IHI Bupa. I got them through Egert & Cohen Insurance. I dealt with Chani Ackerman ext. 108, but it was a reimbursement plan which stinks bec. u have no way of knowing if they'll actually cover

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2012, 04:49:01 PM »
I checked basically every company that i could find and the only one that seemed to be wiling to talk to me was IHI Bupa. I got them through Egert & Cohen Insurance. I dealt with Chani Ackerman ext. 108, but it was a reimbursement plan which stinks bec. u have no way of knowing if they'll actually cover
I put in 3-4 claims my last time using them and everything went really smoothly.

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 04:51:52 PM »
using egert or the ihi?

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2012, 05:13:43 PM »
using egert or the ihi?
I got the policy through egert but they told me to first try contacting ihi on my own and see how it goes. There was no need for me to call egert back as ihi was a pleasure to deal with.

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2012, 05:21:00 PM »
If someone needs an (American living in Israel) agent for IHI please pm me.
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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, 06:12:44 PM »
I put in 3-4 claims my last time using them and everything went really smoothly.


Wow that's great info, I had heard of them but didn't know what their customer service is like.


I came across several reasonably priced polices that cover complications of pregnancy but not actual birth while traveling. I'm still trying to figure out if that is what I should be looking for.


Also trying to figure out if AMEX travel insurance is what I need. When I last spoke to them I was told that they cover pregnancy but not complications of pregnancy. Anyone have any idea what a policy for pregnancy should cover?


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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2012, 08:31:43 PM »
Wow that's great info, I had heard of them but didn't know what their customer service is like.
I have some contacts there, the customer service at Egert is great.

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Re: travel insurance
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2012, 06:29:43 AM »

Wow that's great info, I had heard of them but didn't know what their customer service is like.


I came across several reasonably priced polices that cover complications of pregnancy but not actual birth while traveling. I'm still trying to figure out if that is what I should be looking for.


Also trying to figure out if AMEX travel insurance is what I need. When I last spoke to them I was told that they cover pregnancy but not complications of pregnancy. Anyone have any idea what a policy for pregnancy should cover?
Ihi doesn't cover birth either, they only cover up to the 9th month.