You get what you pay for

Fall 2012 CSANews Issue 84  |   Posted date : Jul 29, 2013.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Dear Bird Talk,
I just want to impress upon everyone how important it is to have good insurance before entering the U.S.

On Jan. 1, 2011, we were in a bad accident on I-75 in Kentucky. Our van was demolished by a big motorhome while we were stopped in front of a police car with flashing lights. My passenger was critically injured. We were taken to a hospital in Corbin and, after I insisted, they phoned Medipac.

Medipac took over and airlifted us home. Thanks to Medipac, my only expense was a hotel room. Two-and-a-half days' bills were over $100,000. I had a doctor stand at the foot of my bed in emergency and, when I insisted on a call to Medipac, he said to me, “do you want to live poor or die rich?” I guess he was ticked off because he couldn’t run up a bill. Medipac is not the cheapest insurance on the market, but I believe they are the best. “You get what you pay for.” Thank you, CSA.

Donald P.
Woodstock, ON

Response:
Ed: Please note that Mr. Post was billed $100,000 anyway, plus the $15,000 cost of an air ambulance. This is a reminder to those people who believe that, if they get sick, they will just get on a plane and go home; this almost never happens. By the way, if you send in those hotel bills, we will pay those, too. With Medipac, we try to give you more than you pay for.

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