Ripcord reimburses $16K for canceled Antarctica trip

Posted on Posted in Reimbursement

Ear infection cancels cruise

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was about a week away from a luxury tour of Antarctica when he began feeling a severe pain in his ear. He visited his doctor immediately, who diagnosed his condition as a type of acute middle ear infection. Air travel would not be possible, the doctor said, and the long-awaited trip to the bottom of the world would have to be cancelled. The 56-year-old comprehensive travel insurance policyholder filed a trip cancellation claim with Ripcord for the lost trip deposits, airline tickets and hotel bookings, and Ripcord reimbursed him the full amount of $15,900.

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.