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Delayed flight in Greenland results in $1,500 in losses. Ripcord reimburses

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New flights from Iceland to Texas

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was returning from his trip to Greenland, when his outbound flight was delayed by a day. That meant missing his connecting flight from Iceland to Texas, buying new tickets and spending an extra day in Greenland.

In all, the hotels, meals, transportation and airfare – minus the partial refund from the airline, amounted to $1,486.

As a Ripcord comprehensive travel insurance policyholder, he filed a claim and Ripcord reimbursed him the full amount.

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 and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.

Ripcord client rescued from Everest Base Camp due to chest infection

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Descent and medication not enough for pulmonary emergency

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client experienced a chest infection while climbing in the Himalayas and was rescued by Redpoint via helicopter to Kathmandu.

The client was at Everest Base Camp when he began to experience supraventricular tachycardia, or an abnormally fast heart rate, due to a suspected respiratory infection. His tour guides decided he should descent to Pheriche at about 14,340 feet to recuperate.

Medical staff on the mountain first prescribed an antibiotic to address the infection, and when that failed to alleviate the symptoms, prescribed beta blockers to lower his blood pressure. He started to feel better, was symptom free, and was able to ascend back up to Everest Base Camp.

But as he approached base camp, the symptoms re-appeared and worsened, and his tour leaders called Redpoint for evacuation. Redpoint rescued him via helicopter at Everest Base Camp and flew him to a clinic in Kathmandu.

There, he was evaluated by physicians who confirmed the diagnosis of a chest infection. He was soon discharged and able to board his return flight to San Francisco.

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 and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.

Ripcord client is struck by lightning on Nepal trek. Redpoint evacuates her via helicopter

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Lightning bolt travels through hiking poles

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was struck by lightning while trekking near Makalu, Nepal, triggering a helicopter medical rescue to a hospital in Kathmandu.

During an electrical storm, the client’s traveling group saw a bolt of lightning strike her near the right shoulder, and apparently travel through her metal hiking poles into the ground. She felt a burning sensation in her hands, had difficulty breathing, and complained of headaches for the hours following the strike.

The group called Redpoint Resolutions for help. Redpoint sent a helicopter to a landing zone in Makalu and evacuated her to a clinic in the capital for treatment. There, doctors saw that she had been spared the worst possible outcomes of a lightning strike – possibly due the conductivity of her hiking poles. There were no serious burns on her hands and none of the feared cardiac damage following such an event. However, doctors found that she was suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness and a potential lung infection.

She was transferred to a separate hospital in Kathmandu more specialized in pulmonary care but was discharged overnight. She was then met in Kathmandu by her husband, a physician himself, and the two returned home to Boston.

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 and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.

Ripcord reimburses for missed connection from South America to Dubai

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Antarctica to UAE missed connection

Dubai

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was on a trip to Antarctica when her return flight to South America was delayed, and she missed her connection back home as a result.

The flight from a small island on the Antarctic Peninsula to Punta Arenas, Chile, was rescheduled, and so she was unable to board her connecting flight from Chile to Dubai.

As a comprehensive travel insurance policyholder she filed a claim and Ripcord reimbursed her the full $1,000 limit for a missed connection.

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 and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.

Ripcord reimburses $25K after respiratory disorder interrupts Everest climb

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Medical evacuation from Everest Base Camp

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was attempting an Everest summit when he fell ill at base camp, needed to be evacuated off of the mountain and forfeit the remainder of his climb.

On the seventh day of his expedition, at Everest Base Camp, the client contracted a chest infection and had severe difficulty breathing. The expedition’s physician examined him and prescribed medication to alleviate the symptoms. However, after days of acclimation and continued difficulty breathing, it became clear to the physician that any attempt at a summit would certainly result in a higher-altitude rescue. She requested an immediate medical evacuation from base camp, and he was taken via helicopter to a clinic in Kathmandu.

Upon his return home, as a Ripcord comprehensive travel insurance policyholder, he filed a trip interruption claim for the forfeited climb and Ripcord reimbursed him $25,000.

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 and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.