GEOS MEDEVAC vs Medjet Assist

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by slane6, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. dooby

    dooby aka Frgich; www.lobagola.com Supporter

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    BE CAREFUL reading the small print as some of the above mentioned companies won't cover you if you ride big bike (150 + cc engine).

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  2. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    This keeps getting better and better :doh
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  3. Grumpy Mike

    Grumpy Mike An Ogre That Rides...

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    This happened to a buddy of mine while we were in CO. He got very sick and could not make the ride back to AL. He was ambulatory but the doctor said he couldn't ride. He contacted MedJet and they sent a truck for his GSA and delivered it to our police department (work). It was all the proof I needed to sign up.
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  4. cwc

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    I know this is an old thread, but one other possibly important piece of information is that Medjet won't sell you bike return insurance if you are over 75.
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  5. Little Bike

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    Will they still do the medical part?
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  6. cwc

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    Yes but it costs more ($360) and you need clearance from your doctor(s).
    GEOS medevac doesn't cover you at all after 75.
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    Hi
    What did you find out, did you go with them?
    thanks
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  8. JRWooden

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  9. cwc

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    I'm not sure who this was addressed to, but if it was me I went with Medjet because they will take you home if you want to be treated at home. But only once a year if you are over 75.
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  10. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    When I get to be 75 y/o ... once a year should be adequate :photog
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  12. cwc

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    Speak for yourself cowboy.:lol3
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  13. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    I was of course speaking only for myself ... honest...
    Hell, a manly man such as yourself might need three or four evacs. :pynd
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  15. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!! Supporter

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    I had MedJet going to Mexico from Chicago . Crashed in Oklahoma near Texas border . Broken collar bone , ribs , multiple spinal fractures , severe concussion , bruised lung . Bike is a complete pile of metal . Doctor wanted to kick me out right after the check up , but decided to keep me overnight just to monitor me . I called MedJet and told them what situation I'm in . They didn't transport me , I didn't get anything from them . They offered to transport my bike back to Chicago ... who cares , I was a mess , my head after conclusion wasn't working right , everything is swollen , shoulder hanging down , I could barely breath . I had to ask people to come and get me and pay all their expenses .
    F...k MedJet !!! Next time I'll go with other company . Just my humble opinion .
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  16. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    @lukasteam to me it sounds like they had a conversation with your attending physician, who as you describe "wanted to kick me out right after the check up". You were more than 150 miles from home so that check box is ticked, but the next check box is that the local doctor has to affirm that you are (1) stabilized for transport and (2) need follow up care in a medical facility at the place you want to go (normally someone's home town). In other words, they won't take you if your doctor says you've been treated and can be released without further care. I think your issue is with him, not MedJet.

    Again, this is all from the limited information I gleaned from your post.
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  17. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!! Supporter

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    Tricepilot , yes brother you're correct . MedJet only transports you from medical facility to medical facility , it clearly states in their policy . Doctor ... yes I'm extremely unhappy with him . From the minute I woke in the hospital after I've been delivered by the ambulance and they did all the scans and x-rays while I was still out and I don't remember much from the accident - I really felt like I was a major inconvenience to the doctor and the whole medical staff with the exception of nursing staff supervisor who's a motorcycle rider himself and helped me with everything he could and I think he asked the doc to keep me overnight .
    Anyway , I had to get the surgery to repair my clavicle and later on my knee and after the accident as you can imagine I was in constant pain and nowhere near in a state of mind to travel home to Chicago by myself . I tried to explain that to MedJet over the phone , but they clearly told me that they are not going to provide any help except bike transportation home . I still don't think it's right considering the physical and mental state I was in .
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  18. chefGSpot

    chefGSpot Wandering aimlessly

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    I spend a lot of time by myself in the middle of nowhere. I think RipCord will be the next policy I get. I've got the basic plan through my InReach but it doesn't really cover much. Ripcord is much more intensive without all of the loopholes of the GEOS plan.
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  19. JRWooden

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    Just curious if anyone has found a Credit Card that that has "travel interruption" insurance that would be worth a crap for ADVRiders?
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  20. dooby

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    JR please explain more, i don't get your point?

    BR
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