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arion

Is it a good idea to get evacuation insurance for an African safari?

by arion »

If your are so sick or badly injured that you require medical evacuation I fail to see how you could  be in any condition to specify a hospital, or even be able to think of hospital names.

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internationalcitizens

RE: Is it a good idea to get evacuation insurance for an African safari?

by internationalcitizens »

Insurance is always a good option and you should review the situation every time you make a decision.  In short, you need to weigh the risks against the costs and make a decision about if it is worth it or not.   If you are traveling on your own and are young and healthy, the risks are low.  If you are older and traveling with kids the risks (and costs) are higer.

Shop around at comparison sites and see what your costs are and then if you would feel better buying it - buy it.  Better to have piece of mind so you can enjoy your trip.

 

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yostwl

RE: Is it a good idea to get evacuation insurance for an African safari?

by yostwl »

While most insurance does not cover medical care abroad, it isn't 99.8%.  Also, if you are 65 or older and get a Medigap policy to supplement Medicare, you can get an pretty inexpensive option to cover medical care abroad.

In addition, many companies offer plans that cover overseas emergency care for anyone now that you can't be denied insurance for pre-existing conditions under provisions of Obamacare--this includes the insurance through the Obamacare State exchanges and the Federal exchange for those who don't have insurance through their employer, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.

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cargo13

RE: Is it a good idea to get evacuation insurance for an African safari?

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