best med-vac company ?
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I just started looking into Med-Jet as a supplement to travel Ins. has anyone used them or any other companyI'm also starting to look at evac. insurance. for our Jan 2013 cruise..Only thing which might help you is something I down-loaded in 2007 from this site which was posted by CRUISECO..I'm not sure if he's an Insurance Agent but seemed to have good info..Unfortunately I don't have the URL & my settings will not take me back to 2007, but this is what he said:
Quote With very few exceptions, travel insurance provides medical transportation to the "nearest adequate medical facility." Who decides what's adequate? The emergency services provider maintains an extensive database of medical facilities around the world and they know that in some areas the local clinic may be perfectly able to treat a broken leg but not a heart attack or stroke. The final decision is made by the emergency services provider and the doctor on scene.
Overall they do a good job. They are VERY aware that screw-ups on their part can result in millions of dollars in damages in a law suit so they tend to be very careful as to where a client is transported.
If you want to have full control over where you will be treated you need to step up to one of the premium services such as MedJet Assistance. They're pricey but, with some restrictions, they allow you to choose to which hospital you will be taken anywhere in the world. A lot of doctors use this plan because even though the doctors may be very competent they don't trust the blood supply in many areas of the world. Unquote..
Found a thread about Insurance on the Celebrity board ..CruiseCo, who I believe might be an Insurance Agent gives an opinion on a company....Even if he's not an Agent others have weighed in on this thread & give excellent advice..
Also found this thread: Look at post No. 16 by Sailsevenseas..
Hope this helps..Good luck
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