Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-07-2015, 11:55   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Canada
Boat: 1971 Irwin 37cc
Posts: 39
Re: Looking for help purchasing Health Insurance

RuthHenderson.

If your OHIP insurance has expired, when you return home there is a 90 day waiting period before you are again covered. So if you have an emergency evac home you would not be covered and would have to pay all costs. This happened to a gentlman who came home and was within a week of getting coverage when he had a problem and was billed by OHIP. Check this out before you leave.

John Boor
Going South this fall
__________________

__________________
John Boor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2015, 15:11   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 141
Re: Looking for help purchasing Health Insurance

I have no personal experience, but a couple different people I spoke with told me coverage is cheap if you EXCLUDE treatment in the US.
__________________

__________________
dgz3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2015, 15:50   #18
Registered User
 
Dennis.G's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sea of Cortez and the U.P. of Michigan
Boat: Celestial 48
Posts: 750
Re: Looking for help purchasing Health Insurance

I have no real answer for you, but a comment that we have met with many Canadians while cruising in Mexico, and they all do the half year in Mexico, half year in Canada routine specifically due to their health insurance requirements. Well, that and it gets really hot in Mexico in the summer.

Anyway, might consider that as an option if insurance costs get unreasonable otherwise.
__________________
Dennis.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2015, 22:56   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida Keys
Boat: Catalina 30
Posts: 86
Re: Looking for help purchasing Health Insurance

Ive used IHI (Int'l Health Insurance) out of Europe. Very good, excellent language coverage. You pay the bill, they reimburse. A bit expensive, but never a payment problem.

But you must be under 60, I think, to get coverage, then it's good until age 80. Let it drop, you can't renew over 60.

They also have coverage by the trip. Even better if you spend a lot of time at home.
__________________

__________________
Skuzzlebutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
health, health insurance, insurance, purchasing

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Health Insurance ? irwinsailor Dollars & Cents 148 27-12-2016 19:42
Help with Health insurance coverage while abroad. wolfeworldwide Health, Safety & Related Gear 0 13-04-2012 15:30
Purchasing insurance captjeanette Dollars & Cents 1 16-12-2010 09:57



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.