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A client is injured on Mt. Rainier and has to cancel his next climb. Ripcord reimburses.

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A torn muscle in his abdomen

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was climbing Mt. Rainier with a 35-pound pack when he began to experience severe pain in his right side. After descending and presenting at a Seattle emergency room, he underwent a series of tests and doctors suspected he had suffered a muscular tear in his abdomen.

The client previously had signed up for a climbing trip on Mt. Baker, also in Washington State, and the injury on Mt. Rainier meant that he had to cancel it and forfeit the $995. As a Ripcord comprehensive travel insurance policyholder, he submitted a claim and Ripcord reimbursed 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.

A client’s climb is interrupted by heart problems, Ripcord reimburses $9K

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A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was at Everest Base Camp when he began to experience an abnormally fast heart rate. The client descended, but unfortunately, the lower altitude didn’t decrease his heart rate, so Redpoint medically evacuated him to a clinic in Kathmandu, where doctors diagnosed him with supraventricular tachycardia. He was treated in an elevated care unit, discharged after about 24 hours, and ultimately was able to fly home to California.

As a result, he incurred medical expenses, airline changes and missed a large portion of his climbing trip. As a Ripcord comprehensive travel insurance policy holder, which covered him for the evacuation, medical expenses and trip interruption, he filed a claim and Ripcord reimbursed him the full $9,129.

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.

Gear Junkie calls Ripcord the ‘most comprehensive service of its kind’

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‘A titan of the insurance industry’

“Ripcord is the most comprehensive service of its kind,” according to an article this month in Gear Junkie magazine. “Backed by Redpoint Resolutions, a titan of the insurance industry, its policies cover everything from lost luggage to emergency extractions in far-flung corners of the globe. Whether you’re pinned down by a winter storm or rebel gunfire, Ripcord will get you home in one piece. And that’s not hyperbole: It really did save a client from a rebel shootout in the Central African Republic.”

“For many years, people had to buy one policy to cover their basic travel needs and another for medical evacuation or rescue services. Aside from the added expense, it invites potential headaches in the event of a filed claim. Overlapping policies are a hot-potato adjuster’s excuse to deny payment. With Ripcord, one plan covers everything from a lost passport to a five-alarm emergency.”

The author, Christophe Noel, was on a motorcycle tour of Southern Patagonia last year when one of his travel companions suffered a bad crash and broken bones. From first-hand experience, he knows the value of  comprehensive protection.

“When that day came, I realized how quickly a fun-filled dream vacation turns into a nightmare,” he wrote. “Even if the only disaster to occur is a delayed plane or missing bag, travel insurance is nice to have. The next time I crawl into a ditch and notice my friend has two more elbows than he should, I’ll know to pull the Ripcord.”

Read the full article here.

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.

Australia eradicates millions of mosquitoes to combat dengue fever, zika, etc.

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Experiments in Brazil and California also

Australia has become the latest country to successfully combat mosquito-borne disease by releasing millions of sterile male mosquitoes to decimate their own populations. The experiment carried out by scientists near Cairns, Australia, last summer was a success: It has wiped out around 80 percent of mosquitoes that carry diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, zika virus and chikungunya since the release, researchers announced this month.

The group introduced more than three million sterile male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Queensland, infected with a natural bacterium called Wolbachia, causing any female insects that mated with them to lay sterile eggs.

The experiment was similar to others carried out in recent years in California and Brazil. In each of those cases, researchers also released males who would cross with the wild mosquitoes that didn’t have that same strain of Wolbachia.

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Ripcord reimburses client $8K after chest infection cuts trekking trip short in Nepal

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A helicopter evacuation to Kathmandu

Kathmandu

A Ripcord client was trekking near Everest Base Camp when he began to feel severe headaches and nausea, to the extent that his tour leaders recommended descent. His symptoms did not improve at a lower elevation, he was unable to continue, and was evacuated via helicopter to Kathmandu.

At the clinic in the Nepalese capital, he was diagnosed with a respiratory tract infection as a result of Acute Mountain Sickness, and was prescribed medication. He eventually recuperated in Kathmandu, but as a result he had lost several days of his trekking trip. In all, he incurred thousands of dollars in losses including trip interruption, medical expenses and additional airline fees.

As a Ripcord comprehensive travel insurance client, he filed a claim and Ripcord reimbursed him $7,891.

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.