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I know some here use this service/insurance. I would think MedJet Assist is probably adequate for most people (unless folks go into dangerous zones like Syria, then maybe need Horizon?). Is that what folks here have?

1poorguy
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My wife and I generally have one of their contracts (we activate the annual contracts before trips to areas of the world which concern us - Africa/Asia/South America). We also know someone who used their services and said they worked well.

Jeff
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I have a subscription to Medjet Assist, thanks to Ormont's posts. However, the decision was sealed when I was biking in New Zealand and noticed a helicopter ferrying buckets to put out a wildfire. Even in a first world country, evacuation from the places I cycle could be difficult*.

Because I am usually a solo traveler, I like the option to bring someone to me and I do think of who would have to deal with what so the repatriation of my remains was also a part of the decision. I suspect the decision tree might be different if I usually traveled with anyone and/or was looking at paying for more than one person.




*https://www.alps2ocean.com/
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when I was biking in New Zealand ...

Wow. Was your experience even half as amazing as it looks?

So you biked it solo? Did you bring your own bike and stuff?
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I've been to New Zealand for about a month this year and the last two. I did 5 separate cycling tours on the South Island and rode a bit around Martinborough(more about wine tasting but nice way to do it) as well. They were with companies - I recommend Pure Trails NZ* and Green Jersey(for the North Island. There's a app - Great Rides of New Zealand(or something like that)- I may eventually try for all of them.

It IS beautiful but I think it's more impressive if you aren't living in a pretty nice place. Probably 80% of the trails on the South Island are gravel and/or dirt so that was all on a hybrid.

I haven't biked Queen Charlotte Sound yet but I highly recommend Okiwa Bay Lodge & the optional dinners there.

*The US $ is still in good shape in the exchange rate, there is no tipping in NZ and people who live there & Australia are less willing to spend money on travel.

I will be doing a self-guided but arranged trip late summer in the San Juan Islands(WA) through Macs Adventures that I bought at a bicycle gala auction. If it goes well, I may do more that way. I've also started leaning toward just renting a good bike when I go places. Next year, I am doing an organized tour from San Diego to St. Augustine (58 days, 8 of them rest days) and that requires me to ship my own bike.
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Does Medjet also cover within the US?
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Yes. The requirement appears to be that you have to be 150 miles from your home.
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Yes. The requirement appears to be that you have to be 150 miles from your home.

That is a reasonable requirement. Ground transportation would be reasonable for less than 150 miles.
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Just to be clear on their service, it's really just a hospital transfer. You still need your own health insurance for the hospital/doctor. But this service will handle your transfer to your home hospital if you are checked into another hospital for in-patient care.

Maybe I'm just being pedantic, but it's important to be clear on what it is you are (and are not) getting. Which is why I spent several minutes on the phone with a rep making sure I had it straight.
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