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    Meanwhile, generous NZ just decided its taxpayers would cover the bills, through ACC Accident Compensation Commission

    Why does ACC help tourists?

    ACC’s legislation covers the medical treatment of overseas visitors who are injured while in New Zealand.

    However, they cannot get compensation for lost overseas income and their cover does not continue once they leave New Zealand. In the case of serious injuries, ACC will assist them only to the point where they are able to safely return home. There are other exclusions as well.

    It is important to appreciate that in return for this cover, overseas visitors – like New Zealanders – forgo the right to sue if they are injured here.

    If they were allowed to sue, the cost to New Zealand would be significantly more than what ACC pay to cover their treatment. Individual New Zealanders could also have been sued; something that with ACC cover, cannot happen.

    Finally, it is most likely that recovering the cost of tourists’ medical treatment from the visitors themselves, or their insurance companies, would be expensive.

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    Wait until you get into your 70s and face a huge premium if you are North American traveling.
    As an Aussie it's "only" AUD$1800 for me annually (not covering pre-existing conditions).
    US based companies have quoted me that for a month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Your insurance cover should cover you on a motor bike, mine does but has engine cc restrictions.

    I worked with insurance company's for most of my working life. Them paying my businesses. They will get out of something if they can but always refer to the policy wording. Insurance assessor and investigators have I told me story's how they check peoples social media to catch them out. Some people are so stupid.


    I'm currently doing a travel insurance claim for when my luggage got stolen over Christmas in Cebu. If I didn't have insurance I would be 10k + AUD out of pocket.
    What sort of luggage/possessions did you have??!!

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    ^ i think he had a pile of cash in it. insurance would be sceptical and hard to prove i think.
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    At some stage my elderly (and sick) parents might be travelling back from NZ to the UK... anyone know of travel insurance companies that specialise in the elderly? ie... premiums that aren't through the roof but the cover is still good?
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashpoint View Post
    What sort of luggage/possessions did you have??!!
    It was my carry on bag had my Laptop, camera, gopro, money, all my cloths, Phone.

    Not expecting the money back.

    Biggest hassle was a bunch of original documents I needed to take to Manila while I was there, all the stuff on my laptop. Oh and my Thai and Philippines sim cards

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    @ Ozzyguy, sorry to hear that - it must have ruined the holiday.


    On the question of US medical care (and cost of etc.) - from the Independent newspaper in the UK.

    "Fifteen months after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, the city has filed a claim against his estate for the cost of his ambulance ride to the hospital.

    The creditor’s claim, filed in Cuyahoga County Probate Court on Wednesday, states that Tamir’s estate is overdue on a $500 payment for “emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense.”

    The attached invoice notes requests $450 for “ambulance advance life support” and $50 for mileage......."

    Tamir Rice shooting: Family sued over unpaid ambulance bill of son shot dead by Cleveland police | Americas | News | The Independent

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    My GF is a nurse and shocked at how fast they get the patients out too early in Australia compared to back home after a major operation. Its about the money. Get them in get them out.

    She works a lot with mental patient's, they let them stay longer.
    They certainly do ship in and out quick. When I went in for my heart bypass/heart valve replacement operation, I went in on the Tuesday Night to get ready for the op, went in at 6.30am Wednesday morning and was out of the operation by lunchtime. back to ICU for the rest of that day. Thursday morning was out of bed sitting on a chair and then shipped back to normal ward Thursday night. Friday was up and walking albeit very badly.

    Decided I need blood tranfusion, had 2 packs of blood and by the end of the evening was up and walking again, this time without a problem. More physio Saturday/Sunday, normal Physio back on Monday, sees how well I was going and decides to do the leaving test where you have to be able to walk up and down 2 flights of stairs. Done that without a problem and was discharged 1st thing Tuesday morning. He was ready to send me home on the Monday, but I managed to convince him that I would like to stay for 1 more night, just in case anything happened. So basically a 6 day turn around for a pretty dangerous operation.

    After that, had nurses come in my home for 2 weeks to get meds started and make sure no infections in my wounds and then my Dr has done all of the care from then on.

    I had no problem with the quick turn around, but some would see the Physio's as a bit of a bully as they do not put up with any crap from you, and the less people try the worse they get. I do not blame them for the way they are. It is there job to get you up and going in the quickest time they can and it is also in the patients interest to get mobile again as soon possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    At some stage my elderly (and sick) parents might be travelling back from NZ to the UK... anyone know of travel insurance companies that specialise in the elderly? ie... premiums that aren't through the roof but the cover is still good?
    DP I am not sure if they cover NZ but I used Covermore. They were the only ones that would cover me fully with my existing conditions. My last trip I think was just under or over $200. The supplement for existing conditions was included in that ammount and was only about $80-90 on top of the normal premium.

    I am not sure how much you think is expensive, but my GF is a travel agent here in Aus and I have heard her talk about insurance costs for old people and some of the amounts she has mentioned is anyway from $1000 upwards per person, dependant on age and existing conditions etc.

    Best thing to do, is get a list of what you parents existing conditions are and try some of the online quote systems, you will get some sort of idea on what cost are that way without having to spend hours on the phone
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    Physios are taught from Day 1 to have "Empathy" - rather than sympathy or apathy.
    An experienced Physio will be able to quickly judge your pain tolerance etc

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    Only a very few Ins companies will cover you if you're over 70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    Physios are taught from Day 1 to have "Empathy" - rather than sympathy or apathy.
    An experienced Physio will be able to quickly judge your pain tolerance etc
    My 1st go with him, I could not put one foot in from of the other, and he had a go and said I was not trying hard enough. The nurse then said that my lack of strength etc was due to me needing a transfusion, appraently they try to get you up and going without doing it, but in this case it was needed. once that was done all systems go again and things went great from then on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashpoint View Post
    @ Ozzyguy, sorry to hear that - it must have ruined the holiday.


    On the question of US medical care (and cost of etc.) - from the Independent newspaper in the UK.

    "Fifteen months after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, the city has filed a claim against his estate for the cost of his ambulance ride to the hospital.

    The creditor’s claim, filed in Cuyahoga County Probate Court on Wednesday, states that Tamir’s estate is overdue on a $500 payment for “emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense.”

    The attached invoice notes requests $450 for “ambulance advance life support” and $50 for mileage......."

    Tamir Rice shooting: Family sued over unpaid ambulance bill of son shot dead by Cleveland police | Americas | News | The Independent
    Its a cruel world sometimes, at least they didn't claim for the cost of the bullets.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelski View Post
    DP I am not sure if they cover NZ but I used Covermore. They were the only ones that would cover me fully with my existing conditions. My last trip I think was just under or over $200. The supplement for existing conditions was included in that ammount and was only about $80-90 on top of the normal premium.

    I am not sure how much you think is expensive, but my GF is a travel agent here in Aus and I have heard her talk about insurance costs for old people and some of the amounts she has mentioned is anyway from $1000 upwards per person, dependant on age and existing conditions etc.

    Best thing to do, is get a list of what you parents existing conditions are and try some of the online quote systems, you will get some sort of idea on what cost are that way without having to spend hours on the phone
    Cover More is the Only Ins Comp I can find to cover Pre Existing Conds. Ive tried heaps, so I thought Id try some of the over 50's . No luck there which I find strange as there wouldn't be many over 50's that wouldn't have something wrong with them.
    Normally when I go to Thailand I only go for about 12 days, and my cover for heart cond cost about $130 with cover more in total.
    Not sure what happens when cover more stops covering us Sick C@nts 5555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post
    Its a cruel world sometimes, at least they didn't claim for the cost of the bullets.......
    They will get a seperate invoice for that from the Police Dept.
    Yep its a F@cked up Cruel World allright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelski View Post
    DP I am not sure if they cover NZ but I used Covermore. They were the only ones that would cover me fully with my existing conditions. My last trip I think was just under or over $200. The supplement for existing conditions was included in that ammount and was only about $80-90 on top of the normal premium.

    I am not sure how much you think is expensive, but my GF is a travel agent here in Aus and I have heard her talk about insurance costs for old people and some of the amounts she has mentioned is anyway from $1000 upwards per person, dependant on age and existing conditions etc.

    Best thing to do, is get a list of what you parents existing conditions are and try some of the online quote systems, you will get some sort of idea on what cost are that way without having to spend hours on the phone
    Thanks Chelski. Interesting to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    Only a very few Ins companies will cover you if you're over 70.
    I have just booked a trip to take my parents to BBK and Cebu for 16 days. Both in the 80's.

    $790 each with Cover more and no pre existing issues excluding mums eyes.

    F#ck I pay $165 for a year policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    I have just booked a trip to take my parents to BBK and Cebu for 16 days. Both in the 80's.

    $790 each with Cover more and no pre existing issues excluding mums eyes.

    F#ck I pay $165 for a year policy.
    I pay £20 for a year policy... worldwide cover. $790 each... I could pay for a doctor to come with us... 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Uninsured Brit In Phuket Moped Accident Has Left Her Parents With £35,000 Credit Card Debts | What's On Sukhumvit


    24-year old Natasha Hutchinson was enjoying a 6 month holiday backpacking around Thailand when she was caught up in a horrific moped accident in Phuket at the end of December, leaving her with serious leg injuries.

    Forgetting to take out travel insurance prior to her trip, her medical bills and associated costs have seen her parents take on £35,000 (฿1.8 million) worth of credit card debt in order to meet her bills and get her back to the UK, reports the Daily Mail.

    Natasha, an accountancy graduate from Maesteg, Wales, was left with a broken femur, a smashed kneecap, septicaemia and extensive blood and skin loss after the moped she was riding on the back of was hit by a truck driver.

    While Thai doctors signed Natasha off as fit to fly back to the UK last week, she has been warned that she may not walk again for another 9 months and she is currently in a wheelchair as her injuries heal.

    “It’s every parent’s worst nightmare,” described her mother, Michelle Lucas.

    “Natasha’s completely devastated. She set out for the adventure of a lifetime, and ended up nearly losing her leg thousands of miles from home. It’s so dangerous – Brits go to Thailand and think nothing of jumping on mopeds and doing things they’d never do at home.”

    Natasha’s accident came just 2 months into her planned 6 month sojourn around the Kingdom.

    Mrs Lucas and her police officer husband flew out to Natasha’s bedside shortly after the crash at the beginning of this year to provide support and to pay for her mounting hospital bills. A GoFundMe page was set up by one of Natasha’s friends to help alleviate some of the costs and, so far, over £8,500 has been raised by 401 people in the last 29 days.

    Additional costs had to be put on her parents’ credit cards too: the return costs for Mrs Lucas and her husband to fly out quickly to Natasha totalled around £2,000 while a first class flight back to the UK for Natasha – who was reportedly too frail to fly economy – reached £3,000.

    While Mrs Lucas said they were initially furious that Natasha had forgotten to get travel insurance, they attributed it to her understandable excitement at going on such a highly-anticipated trip.

    “This was her gap-year between graduating and getting a job, and she couldn’t wait to let her hair down.

    “We’re in a desperate situation and hope that people will sympathise with the situation,” Mrs Lucas continued.

    “It’s cost an arm and a leg and Natasha has a long recovery ahead of her. But as long as she is safe, that’s all that matters.”


    another story about the pitfalls of not bothering with travel insurance , don't leave home without it , I also think using pages like gofundme is pretty pathetic , asking friends , family and strangers for compensate you for your own stupidity .....
    What a stupid girl. You'd think an accountant would be more on the ball. And then the coddling parents understand that she was too excited for her trip to remember to get the insurance. Stupid parents too. I'm so glad I decided not to raise any money sucking grubs...55
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