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allen8106 wrote:

We are lower 48 U.S. residents looking to travel by RV to Alaska starting May 2022. This is planned to be a slow pleasure trip including driving to the artic ocean. I’m interested if folks have secured evacuation insurance to offset evacuation costs in the event of an accident that would require an evacuation. Have you purchased evacuation insurance and from what company? Have you ever had to use evacuation insurance and what was your experience?


For medical evacuation insurance we purchase insurance from LifeMed. If I remember correctly it costs $49. There is another group from whom you can purchase also but I don't remember the name or the cost. I believe it costs about $200. There are places here in AK where it would take an ambulance more than an hour to get to you (I worked EMS here for a while). It would be one of these groups coming to take care of you.

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If you are a member of the NRA, they have travel insurance which includes evacuation coverage.


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Tvov wrote:

If you are a member of the NRA, they have travel insurance which includes evacuation coverage.


Free or does it cost?


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Not to beat this dying horse, but would reiterate that any purchased "evacuation" or "travel" insurance should be carefully reviewed and compared to the details of the intended travel and the locations of any potential evacuation need.

If the medical evacuation coverage is to transport one from the village clinic off the Parks Highway at Lower Podunk, Alaska to either Los Anchorage or Squarebanks, almost any "evacuation" coverage will provide that since it's on the road system (or at worst, between two identified airports, say BGQ and MRI).

If the desired evacuation is from the Jake's Bar landing spot up the Nizina River, a long 60 minute flight in the 'ol PA-12 from the nearest identified road, that particular evacuation won't be covered by all plans.


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Crowe wrote:

Tvov wrote:

If you are a member of the NRA, they have travel insurance which includes evacuation coverage.


Free or does it cost?


It is extra cost. I don't know much about it, just what I've seen in mailings.

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Thanks, Tvov. I'm a lifer and just never have investigated their insurance.

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