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Old 02-19-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Good Sam Travel Assist

Just received the Good Sam Travel Assist registration, have to think others got theirs too. If I remember correctly this use to be part of the Good Sam membership. Well the DW and I were talking and trying to decide if this will be worth while.
I know I'm opening a can of worms and in all probability will get replies from both sides, but we are seeking the pros and cons. If you want to weigh in on this your input is welcomed.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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Good Sam Travel Assist is for medical issues.
Maybe you were thinking of Good Sam Roadside Assistance?
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We have the roadside assistance and although we havent used it, I wouldn't go out without the RA. Scary what you might have to pay if you did break down. Plus it covers our other vehicles as well.
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We have the roadside assistance and although we havent used it, I wouldn't go out without the RA. Scary what you might have to pay if you did break down. Plus it covers our other vehicles as well.
They were asking about the travel assist from GS
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Thanks for both of the responses and yes, The Good Sam Travel Assist is for medical issues. We have The Good Sam Roadside Assistance program, but this is different. As I said in the OP I think it was part of Good Sam memebrship in the past and we are diccussing if the program is warrented. Any of you that may have input on this program we'll appreciate it.
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It depends on your insurance.
We are covered out and about just the same as when at home. The only difference is it would be out of zone, so instead of 80/20 it would be 60/40 (the price of being FREE).
But there is no change in RX, we just get it shipped to our park address.
Other than that, 911 works everywhere.
If you check your current coverage you can decide.
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There are some specifics they will do, and a lot of things they will "assist" with. I would love to know what "assist" means. Is it a phone call, is it the name of someone who might help, is it an encouraging word or might it be something more tangible?

I just don't trust the non-specific "assist".
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There are some specifics they will do, and a lot of things they will "assist" with. I would love to know what "assist" means. Is it a phone call, is it the name of someone who might help, is it an encouraging word or might it be something more tangible?

I just don't trust the non-specific "assist".
Try this
http://www.goodsamtravelassist.com/benefits.aspx
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Camp Daven: Thanks for that citation. I had read that. What I wonder about are parts such as these two examples.

"Pets: If you require emergency medical assistance and are traveling with a pet, Good Sam TravelAssist will assist in getting your pets home safely."

"Prescription Replacement: If your prescriptions, corrective lenses or medical devices are lost or stolen, Good Sam TravelAssist will promptly assist you in getting replacements."

"Lost Items Assistance: If your luggage, passport or visas go astray, Good Sam TravelAssist will help track them down. If they can't be recovered, we'll help get replacements."

I just don't know what that sort of thing means to them. It seems they could set up expectations which aren't realistic.
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Isn't there some sort of policy available for you to read?

Most such insurance-type coverages have very specific terms...
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Isn't there some sort of policy available for you to read?

Most such insurance-type coverages have very specific terms...
Cant find the policy or terms online, and cant find any reviews.
I have been sent the GS mailing of this for years.
On the face of it, I guess they make phone calls for you.
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Assist mostly seems to mean just that - they help yopu find things and make arrangements, but don't actually pay for much. For example, they will help you arrange a cash advance on YOUR credit card, or help you find a vet or animal transport service to take care of your pet, but you pay for whatever service you require. It's more like a hotel concierge service than insurance.

It does, however, actually pay for a medical evacuation service and also for someone to travel to you to provide care IF you were traveling alone at the time.

Read the benefits statement carefully and note the things they PAY for, as opposed to "assist with".
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It sure would be nice if we could hear from someone who has actually bought and USED this policy.

We have been tossing this around and will probably go for it before we leave on our extended trip this Summer and Fall.

As with most of this type "protection", I'm sceptical but for a 100 bucks I guess it's worth my wife's peace of mind.
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The folks that own Good Sam also own the RVing website "RV.net", and there's a whole forum section there for folks that have questions about Good Sam insurance of all kinds.

Questions like this usually get lots of participation there, and not only does the Company itself respond,there's no censoring of negative member responses if any are posted.

Here's a link to the Good Sam Insurance Forum
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