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world nomads fails

Rider provided transport but denied medical assistance, was getting ready to put in my application when I stumbled into this thread over in the "Rideasia" forum.

Best Med Evac Insurance For Tours in Asia?
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good info. thanks.
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Rider provided transport but denied medical assistance, was getting ready to put in my application when I stumbled into this thread over in the "Rideasia" forum.

Best Med Evac Insurance For Tours in Asia?
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The only good thing I have to say about this bunch of scum is they refunded my misspent money! NEVER again!
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Read the fine print.
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Reminds me of my favourite Tom Waits lyric "The large print giveth....but the small print taketh away"
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That don't so nefarious to me. I wouldn't have expected them to replace cash ... or your credit cards ... I would have been unsure enough about other vehicle contents to read the fine print before hand if I had anything I was worried about.

All that said ... if the original story linked to in this thread is even partially true ... and it sounds very believable to me ... well that sort of behavior is just unforgiveable as far as Im concerned.

It's enough that I wouldn't consider using them.

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They failed to refund our stolen devices/cash/cards from our vehicle! It was in the tinny letters though. However, its not for overlanders but backpackers only.
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They wrote the fine print... you better read it.

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RUN AWAY ! I had very bad experience with them.
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So does anyone have a travel insurance company they think is better? I am about to go to Mexico and Guatemala for a couple months. I have bought World Nomads in the past, but have never had to use it. I am from the USA.


I really don't give a rat's ass if they cover my lost cell phone or whatever, just the medical and evacuation part.
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Glad I didn't need it, would love to have a good alternative for the next trip
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What about HUBB advertisers Global Rescue? And Med Jet Assist?

Med Jet has been around for a while ... no idea what current performance reports may be for either company.

Anyone had the bad luck to have needed one of these companies for evacuation? Any feedback?

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What about HUBB advertisers Global Rescue? And Med Jet Assist?

World Nomads provides medical as well as evacuation. Medjet is more of a hospital to hospital transport. WN seems a better value if they payout.
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What about HUBB advertisers Global Rescue? And Med Jet Assist?
I have a riding associate who used MedJet and they served him totally as per policy. He is a US citizen, and the accident happened in the US. I'm aware of a couple more with MedJet, but I'd have to do some searching to confirm the riders. Because of this knowledge, I use them for travel evacuation insurance, but fortunately only have paid the premium and not used the services

And yes, MedJet is a hospital to hospital transfer - to your home hospital of choice. They also have a motorcycle repatriation option, with limits.
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