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Redpoint evacuates Ripcord client struck with snow blindness in Himalayas

Posted on Posted in Medical Evacuation, Rescue

‘Your operations team was ahead of the game’

The slopes near Khare, Nepal (Photo credit: Sergey Pahko)
A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client, Kevin Boyd, was trekking toward Mera Peak, in the Mt. Everest region, when he began to experience the painful symptoms of snow blindness. Redpoint staff dispatched a helicopter to evacuate him from the village of Khare, at about 15,000 feet, and fly him to a hospital in Kathmandu, where he was treated and soon discharged. “I have nothing but good things to say about Ripcord,” Kevin wrote in an email. “From the beginning, your operations team was ahead of the game… Redpoint team members were able to ensure that everything ran smoothly until the helicopter picked me up in Khare. “ “When I got to the hospital, your paramedics stepped in to ensure that I had the best care possible and continued to follow up with me until I was released and back at the hotel,” he continued. “I would absolutely recommend Ripcord to anyone who needs this kind of insurance. “Thanks to all who helped me with my recovery.”

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide.

Ripcord reimburses for canceled Africa trip due to medical emergency

Posted on Posted in Emergency Medical Tips, Reimbursement

A safari has to wait

A Ripcord Rescue Travel insurance client was preparing for a trip to Africa with his father when they received some bad news. About two months before they were set to depart, the father experienced a medical emergency, and his physician advised against going on the safari. Both the father and son were covered under a single comprehensive travel insurance policy with Ripcord. They filed a trip cancellation claim for the non-refundable portion of their airline tickets, and Ripcord reimbursed them the full amount of $1,100.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide.

Ripcord reimburses $2,800 for lost sporting goods en route to Nepal

Posted on Posted in Reimbursement

Shopping for Everest gear in Kathmandu

Airport in Kathmandu
A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client had landed in Nepal in time for her Himalayan adventure, but her luggage did not.  She risked missing her Everest trip if she were to wait another day for her belongings to arrive. She had to shop for replacement gear in Kathmandu: climbing/camping equipment, as well as warm clothing and other essentials. In all, she incurred losses of about $2,800. As a comprehensive travel insurance client with Ripcord, she filed a baggage and personal effects claim and Ripcord reimbursed her for her purchases.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide.

Ripcord reimburses $51K after illness interrupts a climb in Nepal

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Severe abdominal pain prompts medical evacuation and shortened climb up Cho Oyu

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client and her husband were climbing Cho Oyu, on the Nepal-Tibet border, when she felt sharp pains in her abdomen. Her husband, a physician, suspected an inflamed gall bladder, provided her with anti-inflammatory medication, and advised against any summit attempt. They descended from Camp 1 to Advanced Base Camp where her symptoms re-appeared. She had to be medically evacuated via helicopter to a hospital in Kathmandu.
A physical exam at the hospital confirmed her husband’s diagnosis and the local doctor recommended further testing. The client elected to have these exams and any resulting treatment performed at home in Germany. The couple re-booked their flights and returned home.
As a result, they had to forfeit the lost climbing days paid to their outfitter and incurred additional airline fees and medical expenses: $51,200 in total. As comprehensive travel insurance policyholders with Ripcord, they filed a trip interruption claim and Ripcord reimbursed them in full.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide.

Redpoint medically evacuates client from Jordan after broken ankle

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A slip and fall on the stairs

A Redpoint client was touring Amman, Jordan, with her husband when she fell down a set of stairs and her leg was in severe pain. Suspecting serious injury, her tour guide arranged for her to be taken to a local hospital and then contacted Redpoint, who were in immediate communication with local doctors. X-rays at the Jordanian hospital revealed that the client had sustained a fractured ankle and would require surgery. She elected to have that procedure done at home in Texas. After physicians had set a temporary cast, provided her with pain medications and cleared her for air travel, Redpoint flew the couple home in lay-flat class seats where she could comfortably recline and elevate her leg. Redpoint arranged for wheelchair transport for their departing flight, connections and arrival. A driver picked them up at Dallas Fort Worth airport and brought them home, where she is awaiting surgery.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide.