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Interesting! The policy doen't mention vehicles at all, so I don't see how the person you had on the phone can make that claim about the cc limit. I guess one could ask them to say where in the policy this is written... Then again, if they don't want a customer...
The US insurance mentioned has too many exclusions for my liking.
I used www.statravel.co.uk , they have a policy that includes 'dangerous' activities, and 'motorcycle touring' is covered, with no mention of the engine size limit I found elsewhere, mind you I never had to make a claim.
Originally posted by ozhanu: Is sort of insurance a MUST or is it arbitrary?
Well, if you never are sick or injured, it becomes unnecessary. But you never know when you will get run over or get malaria.
A few hundred dollars of insurance saved me a few thousand dollars in medical bills after an accident. Some insurace companies will even introduce you to a hospital in the country where you are that has modern facilities, english (or other) language speaking staff, etc.
So, it is arbitrary in terms of nobody is forcing it on you. But a must if you stand the chance of ever being sick or injured...
[This message has been edited by Chris in Tokyo (edited 05 April 2005).]
Peter, if you don't mind me asking, what did you not like about the US insurance policy? It looked pretty comprehensive to me and I had rang the company to see if any motorcycling was excluded and they said no...
I also called www.worldnomads.com (based in Australia). It seems like a small operation (Allianz is the actual insurer), but I asked repeatedly about large motorcycle coverage and the response was it is covered in full. This operation has a 'common sense' philosophy regarding coverage (see examples).
Also, their prices are excellent. One trick: sign up for one year only and renew at that point (price will be lower than signing up for longer periods).
This said, I know of nobody that has filed a claim with them.
Here was a response I obtained from worldnomads.com. They 'appear' pretty solid, and point 2 below indicates you just need to make sure you carry your regular license + International (UN ) Drivers Permit:
1. There is no set limit/breakdown of the medical expenses benefit. Any
given treatment is covered up to a maximum of AUD$5 million. As per the
policy wording for medical evacuation, we will pay for travel expenses
for your return home or evacuation only if the attending physician
advises us in writing that as a result of Sudden Illness or Serious Injury
you are unfit to continue the Trip.
2. Having looked at the site that you provided the link for, if all
that is needed for you to legally ride a motorcycle in those countries is
your current US licence and accompanying IDP, then yes, we will cover
Try Navigator Insurance based in Manchester, UK. We´ve been using them for 2 years and they´re very good. We had a claim about a year ago to the cost of 3000 pounds UK and had no problems whatsoever. Highly recomended. They cover motorcycle travel too - unlimited cc. There´s even Search and bloody Rescure! Do a search on Google as I don´t have the wwww to hand.
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