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Old 11-16-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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Question Good Sam or SkyMed Med Evac Insurance: Tell us about your experience with a claim.

Both SkyMed and Good Sam Travel Assist say that they will fly you home and take care to get your rig and traveling companions home if you are hospitalized from an accident or major illness. Both will also pay to send home deceased remains. My question is have you turned in a claim and used the services and how did that work out for you?

I know someone who Skymed flew home and they were well taken care of. Skymed did not have to take care of a rig because they did not have one on that trip to Florida.

Today I spent 5 hours on the internet searching RV.net, Irv2, and google to compare services and find stories of people who had experience using the services. I could not find one person who had a story about using Good Sam Travel Assist. People talked about buying the coverage but not about having to use it. Now surely out of the thousands of people who buy that service someone must have turned in a claim.

So if you have a story please share. Thanks

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Old 11-17-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Hope you get some replys. I'm looking at either Good Sam Travel Assist or FMCAssist for help with medical problems while traveling. Several posters have purchased the assists but no one has responded about actually using either one. Probably be one of those deals where you won't know if you did the right thing or not until you have to actually use it.

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Old 11-17-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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The insurance is sure cheap enough, if they do what it says they will do.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:35 PM   #4
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We dropped Good Sam Travel Assist this year since now Coach-Net offers a comparable service as part of their road service plan. No direct experience with either plan.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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Good Sam has the most restrictions but the lowest cost. Isn't it strange that no one has reported anywhere how a claim was handled? Surely thousands of people must buy that plan since it costs the least and some of them must have gotten sick or had a death.

Since most of us who travel far from home want the security of this kind of service I hope to hear from those who had to put in claims.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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It's the kind of insurance that you hope you never use. Jim
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #7
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I have not seen any reports of how well people have been assisted. If you are a FMCA member. FMCAssist program seems to be the cheapest. $105 for family plan and $85 for a single person.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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The biggest difference and greatest value of SkyMed over other plans is that YOU decide whether you want transporting. Most, maybe all, other plans won't transport you unless the local capabilities don't exist and that is THEIR call, not yours. There are other benefits to SkyMed, but this is the big one.

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #9
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My intent with this thread is to hear stories of actual experience with these plans. What happened when you had an emergency and tried to use it.

We can find comparisons/information other places please tell us how they actually assisted you in an emergency. Did you get what they promised or what you expected?

Reading what happened when an emergency occurred will help us all decide if a policy is right for our situation. Thanks so much.

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