PHASA Praises Ripcord’s Rapid Response, Professionalism and Efficiency
From PHASA Newsletter August 19, 2016
NO ONE GETS SICK ON HOLIDAY
When you are asked whether you have a Last Will and Testament or whether your life insurance will cover your debt, funeral expenses and estate duty one day, can you answer in the positive? None of us has the intention to die, at least not soon.
The same goes for medical, evacuation and trip cancellation insurance when going on holiday or a hunt. No client thinks that he/she is going to get sick or injured on holiday. The excitement of planning and preparing for a hunt, the packing, getting there, is so much more fun than worrying about things that can possibly go wrong…
AND THEN IT GOES WRONG!
Last night, an outfitter in Limpopo called me. His elderly client arrived a day earlier. The client did not feel well and chose not to go hunting on the first day. The outfitter’s wife found him later in agony and rushed him off to the closest private hospital. Unbeknownst to anyone, the client is a diabetic and suffered from bad blood circulation in his lower legs and feet. His feet were an absolute mess and gangrene has set in. Medical practitioners suggested amputation…
PHASA immediately called Ripcord Travel Protection, powered by Redpoint Resolutions LLC’s operations office in California and put them in touch with the outfitter. We were astounded with the rapid response, professionalism and efficiency the operations agent, Richard Riley, handled the matter. We are confident that the client will receive the best possible care, especially with Ripcord taking over the coordination between outfitter, medical practitioners, the client’s family and the American Embassy.
Sadly, neither the outfitter nor the client have Ripcord/Redpoint insurance. Before the patient could be admitted to hospital, he had to pay upfront as his medical aid in America refused to cover expenses outside the border of the USA. Not having enough cash, the outfitter ended up footing the bill.
Don’t think this cannot happen to you!
Encourage your clients to join up with Ripcord Travel Protection before they leave for Africa. Their team is made up of special operations veterans Stanford Medical affiliated physicians, paramedics, intelligence and rescue specialists. They can act quickly and bring you to safety.
Contact RIPCORD/REDPOINT, our preferred service provider today. Remember, for every 5 clients that join up for their insurance cover, you, the outfitter, gets one free cover that you can use for yourself, your PH or a client who does not have cover. They also pay commission to outfitters who send them new business.
Call +1 (415) 481-0600
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.
Operating for over half a decade, Redpoint covers over 9 million people worldwide.