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Old 12-11-2016, 13:58   #1
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I'm planning an offshore voyage in near future to Caribbean. Do you know of any insurance companies that offer reasonably priced offshore medical evacuation and repatriation insurance?

BoatUS and BlueCross do not.
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Old 12-11-2016, 14:07   #2
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Old 12-11-2016, 14:46   #3
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Check out Global Rescue. I am not sure if they cover offshore, but they do cover very remote regions.
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Old 12-11-2016, 14:59   #4
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DAN now has DANBoater insurance which maybe what you are looking for.
https://danboater.org/index.html
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Old 12-11-2016, 15:34   #5
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I have used these guys for years

https://www.internationalsos.com/

Never had need to use them thankfully but people who have say they are very good
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Old 12-11-2016, 16:44   #6
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I just called DANS myself and unfortunately for they wont insure Canadains
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Re: Medical Evacuation Insurance

Dan guardian, and I believe Delorm Inreach offer it as well
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I just called DANS myself and unfortunately for they wont insure Canadains

Try dan international.

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Old 20-11-2016, 10:26   #9
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Good tips, thanks. I believe DANBoater offers plan that will work for me.

https://danboater.org/index.html
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I just called DANS myself and unfortunately for they wont insure Canadains
https://danboater.org/membership.html

"Is DAN Boater membership restricted by geographic location?
You are eligible to apply for membership if your primary residence is in the United States or Canada."

Your experience contradicts their site info.
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Old 21-11-2016, 10:34   #11
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You do not say where you are located. Did you look at DAN international?

https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/about/international
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Re: Medical Evacuation Insurance

So what is the difference between DAN insurance and DANBoater insurance. It looks like the the repatriation is more flexible on the DANboater, but you are not covered for a diving accident. It seems like if you dive you'd be better to carry both.
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Old 21-11-2016, 15:40   #13
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yes...we checked Dan international and they do insure Canadains....this is great news
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I live in the US and have been a DAN member for a long time. Don't know what effect geography/home address has, but one of the best things about their evac insurance is that they will evac you for any medical reason, not just something caused by your diving activities.

I recommend that anyone who travels the world join DAN for this very reason. You don't have to be a diver to join, or to take advantage of their evac coverage.
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Re: Medical Evacuation Insurance

We have been looking at this recently for our next season in Pacific Mexico. We are from USA. Three options we are looking at are DAN Boater, Sky Med, and GEOS Medivac.
Would appreciate any feedback on any other these firms, negative or positive.
One comment I have heard on DAN is that they have the restriction that they make the call if you need to be evacuated to your home country (USA), and can keep you in foreign hospital if you are getting appropriate care there in their opinion. Of course if your medical insurance does not cover extended treatment outside of USA you are then stuck with the medical bills.
Sky Med seems coverage seem the best, but much more expensive.
GEOS seems good, maybe a split between DAN and Sky Med.
Again, comments appreciated on this subject.
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