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Coronavirus: What you need to know

Uncategorized Feb 10, 2020

As you may know, a novel coronavirus outbreak has swept the country of China with cases reaching every corner of the globe. Like previous outbreaks, this strain of virus has never before been seen in humans therefore no effective treatment or vaccine has been developed. As of today many countries, especially in Asia, have issued travel restrictions and quarantine measures to prevent further infection in the general public. 

 

How did this outbreak start?

The epicenter of the novel coronavirus is reported as the seafood market in Wuhan, China (giving this strain the informal name “Wuhan Coronavirus.) 

Wuhan is a city of just over 11 million people- making it more populous and densely packed than New York City. It sits as the capital of the Hubei province which is home to more than 50 million people. Wuhan is known to be a center for production of goods shipped worldwide and is a transportation hub for all of central China (much in the same way Chicago is for the...

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Recommended book: World Without Fish

Makes “science” fun again and makes you care about our oceans and world and want to make a difference.

Recommended book: World Without Fish written by Mark Kurlansky, and illustrated by Frank Stockton, Workman Publishing, 2014, ISBN-10: 0761185003, ISBN-13: 978-0761185000, Paperback, 183 or so pages (No Kindle version listed) – Not just for “science geeks” this fun book grabs you and causes you to care once again about the ocean, its fish, and the world around us.

Looking for a great holiday present for a loved one, a child, a grandchild or for yourself? Check out this recommended book, “World without Fish” by Mark Kurlansky and Illustrated by Frank Stockton. It is a visual and literary feast helping to explain ecology, oceanography and the impact of overfishing, pollution and climate change of the living ocean(s). I appreciated that the book was written to be approachable by all ages (It says 9 and up on the back but a good reader who...

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Atlas International travel medical insurance is one of our travel insurance

Atlas International travel medical insurance is one of our travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

This Atlas travel medical insurance is a must for those traveling abroad such as

  • Tourists, vacationers, and sports enthusiast
  • Business travelers, contractors, and individuals enrolled in work programs overseas
  • Missionaries, social good contractors, service workers, and international volunteers
  • Visiting family members abroad

Why should you and I choose the Atlas International Travel Medical Insurance when we travel abroad?  Whatever your reason, international travel should be a pleasant experience. Complications and emergencies such as illness, injury, and natural disasters are a fact of life. While we hope none of these happens, we’re here to help if they do. Atlas Travel helps protect you from potential financial disaster while traveling abroad with benefits including inpatient and outpatient medical expenses, $1,000,000 of coverage for...

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Good Neighbor Insurance provides U.S. and international AD&D coverage for Pilots

Good Neighbor Insurance provides U.S. and international AD&D coverage for Pilots through PIUs High Limit Accident ADD&D insurance. This Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance can be for U.S. citizens who are commercial and non-commercial Pilots. The great news is that this Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy will cover you anywhere in the world, including here in the U.S. and even if you are a U.S. resident / citizen working as a Pilot.

According to current Federal Aviation Administration statistical data, over 200,000 U.S. residents hold valid, active private pilot licenses. That figure is not inclusive of the many thousands of student pilots and all those who fly ultralights, powered parachutes, paragliders, gliders and balloons.  Like the rest of the pilot community, recreational aviators are aware of the inherent risks of death or serious injury while at the controls of small aircraft, so naturally, costs permitting, private pilots are always interested...

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Patriot International travel medical insurance provides medical and evacuation cover

Patriot International travel medical insurance provides medical and evacuation cover for those traveling outside their home country. Good Neighbor Insurance has provide this superb travel medical insurance to her client for over 18 years.   The Patriot International travel medical insurance is not the most expensive nor is it the cheapest.  It provides the best travel medical cover you and I want for a very solid premium.  Who wants a cheap travel insurance plan?  Even when I travel outside the U.S., I have purchased this Patriot International travel medical policy for myself.

What constitutes a great travel medical policy? For starters, the center of this Patriot International travel medical policy is in the way IMG pays your claims.  As long the policyholder is following the benefits (read here for the most up-to-date brochure please – https://www.gninsurance.com/travel/img-patriot ) IMG will take care of your medical claims with top notch...

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GeoBlue Navigator is a superb expat medical insurance option for those residing outside the U.S.

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GeoBlue Navigator is a superb expat medical insurance option for those residing outside the U.S. Good Neighbor Insurance has provided the GeoBlue international medical benefits for over 15 years. 

The GeoBlue Navigator is tailored made for organizations who fall under the “social good” business structure. What is a social good organization?  Glad you asked!  Here is a great definition (from this web site http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/social_good.asp), “A good or service that benefits the largest number of people in the largest possible way. Some classic examples of social goods are clean air, clean water and literacy; in addition, many economic proponents include access to services such as healthcare in their definition of the social or “common good.”

Thus, the GeoBlue Navigator international medical insurance was tailored made to help those, you the expatriate, who are helping others!

Here are five advantages of having this...

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India’s Rape Statistics – Uber Issues Update To App

Concerns over India’s rape statistics has caused Uber to update their mobile app:

It’s a sad day when a company as venerable (and new) as Uber decides they need to update their app to protect their female users against rape in India. India’s rape statistics have been a great concern to both the government and to travelers for a number of years as rapes and gang rapes of women have been reported in almost every state in India.

Rape and groping is often denied by police, as in the most recent cases (caught on video) on New Year’s Eve, 2016 in Bangalore, India. (See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyGqX_j6hWU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-794WAkBwU.)

Uber itself became a part of the problem in December, 2014 when a woman alleged rape by a New Delhi driver. The trial of the driver, 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav, is ongoing. New Delhi is of special concern to both local women and travelers as more women were raped in Delhi than...

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Medical Evacuation Benefits On Expat Medical Insurance

Medical evacuation benefits on expat medical insurance is a big part of your international medical insurance investment. Residing in the U.S., many of us take for granted the types of ambulance service swe have in this great country.  Ambulance systems from land based ambulances to different types of air ambulances. Plus, let us not forget our wonderful fire fighters in cities and countries through our amazing country.  Many other countries have great ambulance services too but many countries do not.  That is where your overseas medical insurance benefits come in handy.

Here are different types of international evacuation cover that an expat and traveler could get from a U.S. based international insurance cover:

Medical Evacuation Benefit:

  • Medical evacuation insurance also known as emergency medical transportation and this benefit is on all of our international medical insurance policies here at Good Neighbor Insurance.
  • Most evacuation insurance will cover up...
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Trekker Choice International Travel Insurance

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Trekker Choice International Travel Insurance is a multi-trip travel insurance plan for our clients who are heading overseas for more than two times a year. This is the most cost effective travel insurance option for those who love to travel outside the U.S. for up to 70 days per trip for as many trips you want to take in a 12 month period.  The Trekker multi-trip travel insurance plan has two options, the Trekker Choice and the Trekker Essential.  You may view the full benefits of these multi travel insurance plans here at https://www.socialgoodinsurance.com/short-term-plans/.

Good Neighbor Insurance has provide the GeoBlue products for over 15 years and we love them! GeoBlue has proven their worth over the years as we have seen GeoBlue faithfully pay claims that occurred on the different GeoBlue plans we provide, https://www.gninsurance.com/international-insurance-plans-listed-company-name/, Here is a list of benefits for the...

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Atlas International Travel Insurance

travel insurance Oct 17, 2016

Atlas International travel insurance is another one of our overseas medical travel insurance options we provide at Good Neighbor Insurance for our clients who are traveling outside the U.S. or outside their home country. Why do our licensed agents appreciate the Atlas International travel medical plan?  Because these benefits provide our clients with the peace of mind they deserve as they travel overseas.

Here are some key benefits of the Atlas International travel medical insurance (all in USD):

  • Guaranteed coverage without medical underwriting for all ages
  • Online purchase and immediate fulfillment
  • 100% coverage for eligible illnesses and accidents, after the deductible
  • $1,000,000 in Emergency Medical Evacuation coverage
  • Includes Repatriation of Remains (required by many countries to obtain a visa)
  • Home country coverage (for trips back home)
  • Extendable plan

We love the Atlas International Travel Medical Insurance because:

  • For their flexibility
  • For their value
  • ...
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