Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#384648 - 07/27/10 07:12 PM Need Information  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 80
Tucson Jim Offline
.
Tucson Jim  Offline
Hi
We will be moving to Ambergris Caye early next year.We need some help with Health insurance,is any company accepted in Belize?What do most of you do with regards to insurance?
We realize it will be much different than when we visited on vacations.What else should we be prepared for?
Any info appreciated.
Thanks
Jim and Sherri Sullivan

#384684 - 07/28/10 06:49 AM Re: Need Information [Re: Tucson Jim]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,337
Katie Valk Offline
Katie Valk  Offline
www.rfandginsurance.com
ask about BUPA with air ambulance


Belize based travel specialist
www.belize-trips.com
info@belize-trips.com
#384694 - 07/28/10 08:44 AM Re: Need Information [Re: Katie Valk]  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,817
JZB Offline
.
JZB  Offline
For the day to day health issues, we just pay cash at the doctor. Dr rates here are very reasonable. For major medical insurance, we use www.imglobal.com. {knock on wood} we haven't made a claim yet, so I can't comment on how easy they would be to work with.

#384703 - 07/28/10 10:23 AM Re: Need Information [Re: JZB]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 515
CaptOneIron Offline
.
CaptOneIron  Offline
You need to be very careful doing this as there are numerous ways you can find yourself without coverage when you need it most. Make sure you are with a well respected and capitalized company. I almost always recommend European insurers (f you speak any German and can qualify then buy a German policy) rather than American. Travel insurance is not health insurance though health insurance can be also be travel insurance. Just imagine the worst possible scenario and make sure your policy specifically covers that.


Captain One Iron
#384727 - 07/28/10 12:48 PM Re: Need Information [Re: CaptOneIron]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,436
SimonB Offline
SimonB  Offline
I'm in the process of signing up with Bupa - www.bupa.com a British company.

#385824 - 08/17/10 06:41 PM Re: Need Information [Re: SimonB]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 112
Mike S Offline
.
Mike S  Offline
Quick question. I have heard about Rf&g insurance numerous times on the message board but I wanted to know if this international co. covers you in Belize and in the U.S. if you have a policy. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

#385873 - 08/18/10 11:40 AM Re: Need Information [Re: Mike S]  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,702
Diane Campbell Offline
.
Diane Campbell  Offline
R F & G is the name of the property insurer in Belize.
This office sells insurance on behalf of BUPA and assists in customer interaction with BUPA.
The BUPA policy is written for people who are primarily residing outside the US and Canada, and it covers you worldwide if you qualify.
Specifically, if you live in Belize full-time, and seek medical care in the US you are covered. There is a huge list of preferred providers in the US and you can have other providers approved if need be. Just like any other insurance, it's a pain in the neck to make a claim, but they have good policies and they do pay.

#385953 - 08/19/10 10:35 AM Re: Need Information [Re: Diane Campbell]  
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,147
Phil Offline
.
Phil  Offline
Hello Diane,

is all RF&G Health Insurance underwritten through BUPA. We're with RF&G now after the sad demise of British Fidelity/CLICO and it doesn't mention BUPA in the paperwork and is a LOT cheaper than BUPA

#385958 - 08/19/10 11:42 AM Re: Need Information [Re: Phil]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 112
Mike S Offline
.
Mike S  Offline
Thanks Diane for the info. My wife and I will be permanent residents on Ambergris come November. We now have U.S. health insurance but want to look into different options, especially international insurance that would cover us in Belize or if we had something major, we could get treatment back in the U.S. We will look into it definitely.

#385963 - 08/19/10 01:56 PM Re: Need Information [Re: Mike S]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,337
Katie Valk Offline
Katie Valk  Offline
Worth the air ambulance alone, which can run up to US$25,000.00 and a real life saver. Most air emergencies are taken to Jackson Memorial in Miami and docs there have commented on the quality of first response and stablizing done in Belize by our docs. Very good policies and they pay. I've seen it in action and its impressive.

Last edited by Katie Valk; 08/19/10 01:57 PM.

Belize based travel specialist
www.belize-trips.com
info@belize-trips.com

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
July
S M T W T F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
3 registered members (Locklisa, mitpol159478, lmat118), 163 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics64,807
Posts464,105
Members18,850
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0