Ripcord reimburses client for canceled heli-skiing trip after broken ankle

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A South Carolina man and Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was gearing up for the sort of heli-skiing trip you dream about: the steep and deep slopes of the Chugach Mountains in Alaska, miles of completely untracked powder accessible only by helicopter.

That trip left without him last weekend, however, because the client was laid up at home recovering from foot surgery. About eight weeks before he was to board his flight to Alaska, he broke his ankle while skiing and had to undergo surgery.

The client sent in a claim for the non-refundable tour price paid to the guide company and for his airfare to Alaska: about $7,000 in all. Ripcord reimbursed the client for 100% of the claim.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insuranceā„¢ 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 about 10 million people worldwide and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.