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Insurance advice: WN or ihi direct?

Posted by raymie on 26/7/2013 at 17:44

Hello, First off, I apologize as my question is probably off-topic and not related to this site's theme of catering to travel in SEA. Actually, I am based in US and my parents will be visiting for a few weeks. Considering high medical costs in US, I want to buy travel insurance for them. I have been searching online for some time now about which is the best policy. Quite a few US based providers exist, but they seem questionable operations (getting policy is easy and cheap, but getting claims ...

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Avoid holidaysafe insurance!

Posted by 2Peas on 7/3/2013 at 08:34

Hi, I set out on a 3 month trip to south east asia with my girlfriend only to break my collar bone badly in Chiang Rai 12 days in. Holidaysafe insurance got a good write up by which magazine and their policy sounded pretty good, if not quite cheap. I had a nasty break which meant my bone overlapped which normally needs surgery. The hospital was so bad in chiang rai that we got the bus back to chiang mai and were told by our insurance company to go to the university hospital. I dont know w ...

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Choosing best insurance .. ?

Posted by Winstan on 17/1/2012 at 11:43

Want to be doing things , I have a full motorcylce licence in UK, thinking rent a moped , going scuba diving and go mountain biking those type activites, what would be best insurance company to go with from experience .? Dont mind spending £200 pound on 3 months insurance , looked at STA backpacker black which seems good , aswell as others (gocompare, insure and go , post office , nomad ) . Not sure what to settle on , which did people her use ? Thanks ...

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Question about insurance for US citizens

Posted by mattocmd on 5/6/2013 at 21:27

Hello, My question is for fellow Americans, as rules/laws regarding insurance probably vary by country. I'm traveling in a couple of weeks to SE Asia and will stay for a month. I'm going to bring my new Mac Book Air, camera gear worth around $1500, $1500 in cash and some other items of value. I'm going to Burma so I have to carry such a wad of cash around with me. I stay in low-end guesthouses and last time I was always worried that I'd come back to my room and would be missing my camera le ...

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No travel insurance proves costly for Phuket tourist

Posted by somtam2000 on 29/1/2013 at 04:29

The Phuket News has the wrap on an unfortunate 30 year-old British tourist who had a heart attack in Phuket and is now in a bad way in hospital. He forgot to get travel insurance before leaving. According to the story his hospital stay has cost 10,000 pounds so far and ongoing costs are 2,300 pounds a day. Says one of his travel companions: "Everyone else had it [travel insurance], and I told him last week, make sure you get your insurance, but he forgot. It's not a good idea, and n ...

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International Health Insurance for US Citizens

Posted by seasquared on 29/11/2012 at 11:02

I've been perusing these forums for a while now, and they've been incredibly helpful in planning our trip to SE Asia this spring. I'm still a little confused about travel insurance, though. Most of the information I've found is directed at Americans who are doing short term travel while still covered by their employers' plans, or at non-Americans who live in countries covered by national healthcare plans. Any insight from someone else who doesn't fit in those categories? My husband and I are qu ...

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Explorer Travel insurance?? Anyone used it from the UK

Posted by Nom_14 on 18/5/2013 at 14:57

Hey guys, So I'm planning a solo trip to SE Asia this summer after uni. So I've been looking around for insurance. World Nomads popped up but I see a lot of people here think World Nomads is too pricey, so after looking at alternatives I've come across 'Explorer Travel Insurance' via comparethemarket.com. Has anyone used it before?? Particularly from the UK?? Are they good? Reliable? This is my first time ever doing something like this, so I don't know what I'll be doing or what I won't do. ...

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SE Asia Travel Insurance

Posted by leosuc on 23/1/2008 at 00:01

I am satrting my 6 months trip in SE Asia in a week and I am looking for the best - at reasonable price - Insurance. I know the website recomends a few but do you recomend one in particular? Have you used them and they work in all the countries? Thanks ...

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Travel Insurance for Americans

Posted by katierosedawson on 18/12/2012 at 11:35

I am an American traveling to Southeast Asia for 2 months and I am covered under my parents health insurance, but it doesn't apply in the countries I will be visiting. Most of the blogs that I have visited recommend World Nomads, but I am worried to trust some sites because they advertise that insurance company. Can anyone honestly recommend a company? I also could add international insurance to my existing plan, but that won't include lost baggage and other travel related issues. What is the ...

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Travel Insurance to Cover Motorbiking without Bike Licence in Home Country

Posted by StephJayne165 on 14/8/2012 at 07:00

Hi, Wondering if anybody can give me some advice as to whether there are any insurance companies out there who will cover you for any accidents etc. when riding a motorbike. I have a UK car licence, but this doesn't cover bikes. I want to do a few tours whilst in Asia, but obvioulsy I would prefer to be covered for this. I do have time to do my CBT before I go, if this will make any difference? Also, will most insurance companies cover for travel on a motorbike as a passenger? If anyone can gi ...

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World Nomads Travel Insurance

Posted by think87 on 5/3/2009 at 15:09

Hello all, Planning a SE asia trip this Oct. and am worried about malaria and dengue fever. I want to purchase travel insur. from WN but only will if they cover these mosquito borne problems as there are my main concern I.e. im not going to be jumping off mountains or carrying any expensive items. anyone know if they cover these things the mozzies can give us? :-) thanks ...

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Backpackers insurance - v - Annual Travel Insurance

Posted by Rai on 4/10/2011 at 02:34

Hello all! Could anyone advise me what insurance is "better" - backpackers or annual? Im going backpacking to SE Asia (i.e. Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) for 36 days, and cant make up my mind which one of those 2 to choose. Ill definitely be going (if nothing happens during this SE trip :] ) back to SE (but different countries) next summer. As much as Ive already searched, backpackers insurance seems to be more expensive (for the period of those 5-6 weeks costs a few £ less). Can any ...

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travel insurance for trekking - globelink?

Posted by helly_smile on 31/7/2012 at 05:39

hello guys, I am planning to trek with my friends in august and we would like to get on the top of Kilimanjaro!!!!!! Please, who knows travel insurance companies that will cover us to get to high altitudes!? I have found this deal from globelink company (http://www.globelink.co.uk/news/Globelink-Travel-Insurance-News/travel-insurance-for-trekking-up-to-6000-metres.html) but I would like to ask maybe somebody have already bought their insurances? tell me about your experience please! Thank you a ...

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Travel Insurance - SE Asia & Australia...HELP !!!

Posted by kgroarke on 27/3/2011 at 20:52

Me an My Girlfriend (both of Irish Nationality) have been living in London for the last two years and are geting travel insurance for a 3.5 month trip around SE Asia.... but we are not sure whether or not we would need travel Insurance (mainly concerned about the medical side) for our onward trip to Australia for a year.... is it neceesary if there is a reciprocal health agreement between uk/oz or Eire/Oz in place ?? also would i be regarded as being a UK citizen ?? and as my girlfriend has o ...

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Insuring a Laptop

Posted by denzil71 on 28/7/2012 at 09:35

Hi I am looking at travel insurance for a longish trip at the start of next year. Ideally I would like to take my macbook air along with me but looking at World Nomads travel insurance, they only let you add 'high value' items up to £400 per item. The laptop cost me about £1200 6 months ago. Is there a recommended policy/company that will allow you to cover these higher value items? thanks ...

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Help someone in need

Posted by somtam2000 on 16/8/2011 at 14:36

A close friend of one of our researchers, Englishman Carl Bart, is in a coma on Ko Samui after having a motorbike accident. While he was insured when he left the UK, the travel insurance lapsed and he wasn't able to renew it while overseas. As a result of this, his family is looking at £65,000 to £70,000 in total to get him home. This is not money Carl's parents have and they've taken a mortgage to raise some of the money, but they've launched a public appeal to try and raise the extra mone ...

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discount voucher code for world nomad travel insurance

Posted by tinacrossman on 25/5/2012 at 09:45

I read about 'world nomad travel insurance' on travel fish - I put in YUMMY 10 in the code area and saved myself 10% - £46 on a 6 month insurance. 25/5/12 ...

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Will US Health Insurance cover me?

Posted by Criggy on 22/2/2012 at 09:51

Hi, I'm planning a 9week trip around SEA next months... I've phoned my insurance provider here in the USA (Aetna) and have spoken at length with someone there... They insist that I have the most comprehensive medical cover (arranged through my fathers' employer) that will cover me for medical expenses whilst abroad... I asked about re-patriation to the USA, motorbike coverage etc... The lady seemed adament that I'd be covered... Since i'm not planning on taking anything that I would cry about if ...

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Quick Question

Posted by Phiddy on 19/12/2011 at 10:13

I am insured under the NFU for up to 90 days and this is NOT extendable, however I am travelling for about 120 days (first 3 months in SEA, then 1 month in Australia). Can I just take out insurance from any company for the last 30 days, or does it have to be for the whole thing? If anyone has any recommendations of good (UK) travel insurance companies that would also be cool, although I'm sure I will find some pretty swiftly when I have rifle through the travelfish forum ...

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Nasty Little Insurance Exclusions

Posted by jaizan on 29/11/2011 at 15:34

I notice most of these annual travel insurance policies offer no cover for being a passenger on a motorcycle. So if you go to Phnom Penh, Bangkok or wherever & get on one of their motorcycle taxis, then if the worst happens, as I read it your medical cover is invalid. This is going to be very inconvenient. ...

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