Another reason for travel insurance. You never know!
What are the odds of this happening?
The victim of this situation in Cancun, had to prepay $17,800 at the hospital, before he could get any help. He and his friends split the tab,and put it on their credit cards.... Bet he wishes he had travel insurance.....
I have to say its because of all of my CM's I now buy the insurance. I really never thought about it until I started reading the posts from all of you and now I wouldn't dream of going without.
Since I do all of our bookings I just add the cost into our cruise price, my friends don't even know their insured. I'm not to sure they would think we needed it but if something arises they will be grateful I do this.
For me I feel much more secure especially the older we get not that something can't happen at any age.
So thank you my dear CM your suggestions do not go unheard!
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Gives the term 'hitting it in a hazard' a whole new meaning!
But as I always tell people, you hope purchasing travel insurance is a waste of your money because if you need it, it's usually not for a good reason. But if you need it and don't have it, it can end up costing you alot!
As the saying goes, 'It's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it!'
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It can really be almost painless if you plan it, just as Robin does.....add it in right from the get go.....this is quite the unusual scenario, but you can see how the high cost of the care, and no pay, no care. must have floored this group. Luckily for them, they had credit cards, and the limits to all pitch in.
A word to the wise is sufficient!
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The golfer wasn't "playing with a full bag of clubs". It's pretty dumb to pretend to fee a crocodile.
Thirteen years ago when I started researching for my first cruise I learned about cruise insurance and I've purchased it for all of my cruises except one. That was when I was gorked out on so many anti-seizure drugs I just forgot until we were leaving for the airport. duh. I forgot a lot of things in those days.
Back in the eighties, I lived in Alabama. We did and executive outing in Eufaula, Alabama. On one of the holes there was a alligator sunning himself about 200 yards down the fairway. I asked the other guys in my foursome how much they'd give me if I hit the alligator. Each promised $50. Well I made $150 on that shot. The bad part was that the ball ricocheted off the gator and into the water. I took a one stroke penalty because there was no way I was going after that ball. For the rest of the round I had a strange feeling that I was being stalked by the gator.
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