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Old 01-06-2017, 13:23   #1
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USA Travel / Health Insurance for UK Sailor

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We have sailed from the UK, via Europe, to the Caribbean and are now headed up to the USA.

Our insurance with AXA covers us for the world except the USA. I asked them to quote me for 5 months in the USA and I fell off my chair as it was a 200% increase.

What does / has anyone else done?

The broker suggested getting a single trip policy, but we will be there for about 5 months during the hurricane season.

Any thoughts greatly received. We are in good health and have no existing conditions or issues.

Would like cover that covers all the basics, plus repatriation to UK and helivac as we are on the boat.

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Re: USA Travel / Health Insurance for UK Sailor

Actually only double sounds like a bargain. Imagine if you had to live here.
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Re: USA Travel / Health Insurance for UK Sailor

Don't know if they'd heli-vac, but for several years now we've used 'Bluefin' through Bishop-Skinner. They do policies up to 1 year, the Worldwide cover includes the USA and unlike most companies, they will allow you to renew/extend the policy without returning to the UK.

I don't know what you're paying with AXA, but I think that our current (12 months cover) policy cost about 900 for the two of us. I've also had the misfortune to have to call on the policy (a detached-retina whilst in the Bahamas) and they were BRILLIANT!
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Don't know if they'd heli-vac, but for several years now we've used 'Bluefin' through Bishop-Skinner. They do policies up to 1 year, the Worldwide cover includes the USA and unlike most companies, they will allow you to renew/extend the policy without returning to the UK.

I don't know what you're paying with AXA, but I think that our current (12 months cover) policy cost about 900 for the two of us. I've also had the misfortune to have to call on the policy (a detached-retina whilst in the Bahamas) and they were BRILLIANT!
+1 for Bishop-Skinner.
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