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Old 03-13-2012, 06:24 AM   #16
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She was flown by helicopter to Bellingham, WA ER and fortunately released that same day after many many x-rays etc.
Glad your wife was relatively ok after the accident

Curious, who covered the cost of the helicopter ride?
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:26 AM   #17
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glad your wife was relatively ok after the accident

curious, who covered the cost of the helicopter ride?
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:10 AM   #18
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One expensive helicopter ride

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Glad your wife was relatively ok after the accident

Curious, who covered the cost of the helicopter ride?
Just our regular insurance, Blue Cross, which of course has a deductible & then does not pay 100%.

At the time, on the side of the road, she was hurting pretty bad. There was real concern on my part & the paramedic of possible broken collar broken and/or ribs. San Juan Island only has a small clinic with no x-ray capacity, thus the need for the helicopter ride.

The deer had come over the handle bars and actually taken her off the bike. In the picture of the bike & the deer her direction of travel was 180 degrees opposite.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:16 AM   #19
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Broke my ribs in VA. Came home by train, but Medjet shipped the bike (fully loaded for camping plus all my gear) back. It did take about 3 weeks but since I couldn't ride during that time it wasn't a problem. They were extremely helpful and I wouldn't go anywhere without them now.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:39 AM   #20
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This is interesting. Very recently I was investingating this and Mexadventure still had reference to something much akin to MedJet on their website. I'll give Chris a call. Something has changed apparently and it will be interesting to find out exactly what.

Still, as I've posted elsewhere, it wouldn't matter to me if Mexico insurance underwriters had 3rd party companies doing med evac as a travel coverage bonus. If they had it, it would only apply to Mexico anyway.

I'd still want and demand MedJet unless and until I found another "First Team" responder. And if you buy MedJet for your Mexico trip (or whatever single destination trip you have in mind), bonus! Now you're covered worldwide as well.

When you're laying there in the hospital in Mexico or elsewhere, and MedJet coming for you, you'll say to yourself over and over, "best money I ever spent". You'll sure say that when you get home.

I wouldn't leave for Mexico or points south without MedJet and advise others to do the same. Whether or not they choose to take my advice is their business.
Am I understanding this correctly?

MedJet is good for anywhere in the US, Mexico, Canada, etc.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:48 AM   #21
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Am I understanding this correctly?

MedJet is good for anywhere in the US, Mexico, Canada, etc.
Yes

MedJet is worldwide

I buy it for Mexico, but it can be used anywhere on the planet. Read their business rules. They come and get you once you're stabilized in a hospital (you're stable for transport). As long as you're 150 miles from home, you can use the benefit.

Important to note that MedJetAssist is NOT a "search and rescue" service!

Part of the "fine print":

"You must be hospitalized as an inpatient 150 miles or more from your primary residence
as listed on your enrollment application and continue to meet inpatient criteria at the
receiving hospital.

Air medical transfer will be arranged if an inpatient hospitalization is required and the
remaining inpatient hospital stay can be completed at a hospital of the member’s choice
and the member is unable to return via commercial airline in the care of a MedjetAssist
authorized medical escort.


Members must be medically stable for transfer."

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Old 03-13-2012, 08:00 AM   #22
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And Calvin you're supposed to help me with my KLR-burator
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:06 AM   #23
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Broke my ribs in VA. Came home by train, but Medjet shipped the bike (fully loaded for camping plus all my gear) back. It did take about 3 weeks but since I couldn't ride during that time it wasn't a problem. They were extremely helpful and I wouldn't go anywhere without them now.
I am guessing that you picked up the tab for the train ride home because your condition did not meet the criteria for MedJet to take care of getting you home. Did MedJet take care of all the logistics of getting the bike home to you?
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #24
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And Calvin you're supposed to help me with my KLR-burator
No problem, lets get together.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:02 AM   #25
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I am guessing that you picked up the tab for the train ride home because your condition did not meet the criteria for MedJet to take care of getting you home. Did MedJet take care of all the logistics of getting the bike home to you?
Yes, broken ribs don't qualify as a hospital stay and criteria is you must be an inpatient. Yes, Medjet took care of all the logistics and there wasn't any hassle at all. I just called them and said my ribs were broken and they took it from there. The funny part was that Allied Van Lines picked up the bike and they have a form where they had to note all the scratches and dints before they loaded it. This was a 40 year old BMW that had been ridden hard for 40 years with absolutely NO cosmetic work done on it. Must have taken them hours to fill out that form.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:12 AM   #26
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I found that when filing a claim for medical expenses incurred internationally, Blue Cross Blue Shield (USA) requires the hospital bill line items be listed by date. This means that when you get the printed bill from the hospital, you need to make sure each line item can clearly be associated with a specific date during your stay. Otherwise BCBS might not honor your claim.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #27
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Cancelling vehicle permits without the vehicle

Something to keep in mind if you are medically evacuated out of a foreign country is the process to have any permits cancelled. For the Temporary Vehicle Import Permit, required for foreign vehicles entering Mexico, be prepared to collect a bit of documentation...with all the i's dotted and t's crossed

At a minimum you will need either a certified copy of the police report that was written as a result of your accident. Or, if that is not available, an original or certified copy of a letter from any/all agencies, such as hospitals, that cared for your injuries. This letter should be written in Spanish and contain your name, address, date of admission, reason for admission (such as motorcycle accident), date of discharge. Any medical restrictions, such as "bed-rest only" for some amount of time, prescriptions given, and "not cleared to drive" until directives should also be included.

If applicable, a letter, written in Spanish, from the insurance company stating that the motorcycle was a total loss and the location, in Mexico, of the moto.

Then, if you were not able to get to the border aduana within the TVIP's fifteen day requirement, after crossing back over the border, you will need to go to a border aduana to have an "ANEXO 6" document filled out and stamped by the aduana. You should probably bring all the aforementioned documents to the aduana to help make your case to get the ANEXO 6. All of this is if your were 1) evacuated out of Mexico without your moto, and 2) your moto was totalled and you are not making arrangements to have it returned to the US.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #28
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So far, as I read this thread there is only two people that have actually been evacuated and one of those waqs on a train. Not much useful info.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #29
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So far, as I read this thread there is only two people that have actually been evacuated and one of those waqs on a train. Not much useful info.
Try this ride report... Page 20 on... Useful info...

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Old 04-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #30
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Here's a story I remember reading about ten years ago with some info.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tst...120.php#000120
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