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Old 02-10-2019, 09:25 PM   #1
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Good Sam Travel Assist insurance?

I keep getting offers from Good Sam for their "Travel Assist", you know, the one that covers costs of medical transportation, evac, RV return, transportation home if your are incapacitated, medical monitoring & support, companion travel to your hospital, cost for a driver to return your RV home if you can't, reimbursement for lost/stolen luggage. trip planning, personal security if there's a riot etc, transporting your body home if you should die on a trip and some other stuff. Has anybody ever bought that stuff and needed to use it? Does it really do all of that for you? Looking for people who have actual experience, good or bad. I'm a skeptic.....
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Yes it does all that, IF you meet the criteria of the policy. Take a look at the travel assist of FMCA, which is included in their dues @$60/yr., and evaluate their TA, it's virtually the same as GS or other very similar policies.
GS, FMCA, or any other club does not administer the travel assist policy, when you meet the term and conditions you deal directly with the provider, and they make all the decisions along with doctors recommendations.
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Be aware, most don't pay unless you get pre-approval.

I can see it now, you're laying there bleeding from a a severed artery and someone has to call the 800 number and go thru the "press 1 for English" routine.
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I use all the junk mail I get from Bad Sam for fire kindling.

Years ago they were advocates for us RV users.....now they are far removed from that, and don't represent our issues or support us at all. They support the corporate builders and industry now. Not a good thing.

Thank Marcus Lemonis for that.
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Be skeptical, be VERY skeptical.
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Thanks! Kinda what I thought, but it sounds good...
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One way to obtain accurate information is to Visit different forums and ask for personal experiences with travel assist programs. In addition to RV club sponsored assist programs, there are independent companies not associated with any other company, which this is their only business.

Coach-Net offers emergency Global travel assistance

Seven Corners is used by FMCA and-I think Escapees
There are many of these companies
One thing they have in common is, you must comply with the terms of the contract to obtain benefits!
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I have dear friends who benefitted greatly from FMCA travel assistance. He had 2 heart attacks while in the Tampa area visiting grandkids. The prognosis was dire. FMCA flew him and his wife home to Little Rock, AR on a medical Lear Jet and he went to have a heart pump installed. They also returned their Class A Moho and dogs.

I'm thrilled to tell you that my bionic friend is doing great! I will carry FMCA and their roadside assistance as long as I'm RVing. BTW the RA towed my Smart Car over 300 miles last April when it blew a front tire and ruined the rim.

There is no other coverage that matches FMCA and the price is the best. Forget Good Sam!
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As Barb stated and the friend of hers is also a friend of ours.


FMCA Assist came through with flying colors. Lear jet that was medically equipped and staffed by medical personnel. MoHo returned and transportation paid for. Absolutely great service for $60 a year.
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Thanks for sharing your experiences. It sounds like FMCA is the one to get if we were to sign up for a Travel Assist type policy?
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The FMCAssist is automatic with the annual membership dues of $60 for the first year and $50 for each year thereafter.
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Be aware, most don't pay unless you get pre-approval.

I can see it now, you're laying there bleeding from a a severed artery and someone has to call the 800 number and go thru the "press 1 for English" routine.
These medical assist programs only activate AFTER the emergency services/hospital has performed their function. You or your family must contact the Assist provider directly and request their services.
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Thanks for sharing your experiences. It sounds like FMCA is the one to get if we were to sign up for a Travel Assist type policy?
Just to clarify - medical assistance is a benefit of the standard FMCA membership. There is no extra charge for it.
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I wonder why every time I see FMCA, I want to say "Federal Motor Carrier"??
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