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BUPA saved his leg!
This is Dave and Micheline Fallis. We were the ones calling you from Canada, to find out how to get our B.U.P.A. going. Dave was the guy with the leg infection so bad,that they thought that they were going to amputate.Read More
During your international experience, you may need to see a doctor, have a prescription filled, receive care at a hospital, or deal with an unexpected medical emergency. In addition, you may wish to return to the U.S. for either routine care or the treatment of an unexpected illness.Read More
Have Medicare? Only need coverage outside the USA?
If you are a world traveler covered by Medicare or by a domestic U.S. plan offered by your employer - or if you have no immediate plans to return to the U.S., Global Citizen EXP is tailored to your needs. By trimming away coverage for health services in the U.S. and keeping the comprehensive Global Citizen benefits outside the U.S., the EXP plan delivers outstanding value and serviceRead More
Medicare in Panama?
NO! The Social Security Medicare Program does NOT cover hospital or medical services outside the United States. The Department of Veterans Affairs will only pay for hospital and medical service outside the United States under very limited circumstances.Read More
Death of a U.S. Citizen Abroad
When a U.S. citizen dies abroad, the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate should be notified as soon as possible. Visit: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/emergencies/death/death_3878.html Upon notification, the consular officer, in accordance with local laws, may do the following....Read More
Death of a Canadian Citizen Abroad!
Canadians travelling or residing abroad may die as a result of natural causes, accidents, murder or suicide. Canadian consular officials overseas and in Ottawa assist families in making all the necessary arrangements if such a situation arises. Visit:Read More
Panama Auto “Collision” Coverage!
In Panama Auto policies, the "Collision" or "Colision" option is designed to pay for the repair or replacement of the policy owner's vehicle in the event of an accident (collision with another vehicle, tree etc.), no matter who caused the accident. Collision coverage usually requires the payment of a deductible.Read More
Panama Auto “Comprehensive” Coverage!
In Panama Auto policies, the "Comprehensive" or "Comprensivo" option, covers damage to your car caused by something "other than" a collision. This coverage typically includes claims caused by fire, theft, flood, vandalism, explosion, earthquake and falling objects (trees,rocks). More...Read More
Panama Auto “Medical Payments” coverage!
In Panama Auto policies, the "Medical Payments" or "Gastos Medicos" option covers medical expenses incurred by you and your passengers who may be injured in an automobile accident. There may also be coverage, if as a pedestrian, a vehicle causes bodily injury to you or a member of your family. More...Read More
Why buy Health Insurance in Panama?
The simple answer is that physicians, surgeons and private hospitals in Panama expect to be paid. If you cannot confirm health insurance coverage, show a bag full of $$$ or credit cards with a sufficient limit to cover the bill........you may be denied treatment. Foreigners in Panama have died waiting for surgery, because they could not show an ability to pay.Read More
Kevin’s Emergency Operation!
Late in May 2006, after a delicious meal at a well known restaurant in Casco Viejo, I went home to a restless night's sleep and some stomach discomfort. By morning, a distinct pain had developed similar to the "upset stomach" I had experienced occasionally after a spicy meal.Read More
Panama Social Security?
As a Panamanian citizen, I am entitled to Panama Social Security and have paid into this program for many years. I was always under the impression that this coverage was not available to pensionados and members of the Expat community. Although he has moved back to Costa Rica, my friend Allen McDonald and his family were able obtain this inexpensive and valuable protection.Read More
As A Man Thinketh!
The power of belief! Here is a great article about words/placebos and their effect on our health: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14309026/?GT1=8404Read More
A Difficult Panama Auto Claim!
The following is a very nice letter written by my good friend/client Bud Huber of Boquete. With auto claims in Panama, if something can go wrong it will and it will happen to you.... Buy your insurance from a licensed Panama insurance broker and make sure they help when you have a claim!Read More
Coming to Panama? Stay Healthy!
Traveling Abroad? Plan Ahead to Stay Healthy SUNDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you're jetting to New Delhi on business, setting sail on the Mediterranean, or roughing it as a volunteer in Guatemala, you've got to be prepared for your medical needs. Even a weekend in Paris requires some advance planning, travel health experts advise.Read More
Expats don’t look back!
Eight out of ten people think that moving abroad was the best decision they ever made. The findings come following a survey of BUPA International members from around the world on their views on being an expatriate. Paula Covey, head of marketing for BUPA International, said: "These findings, which come a year after BUPA International almost doubled in size, are in line with the growth we are seeing as more people choose to make another country their home. More...Read More
Panama has it all—
There is much more to Panama than its famous and important Canal. This international crossroad is a great place to...Read More
Does my Panama Fire Policy Cover “Windstorm”?
With the recent occurrence of a large "Waterspout" in the vicinity of Punta Paitilla/Pacifica on Christmas Day, I have been asked to express an opinion about the coverage available in the average Panama Fire policy. Driving down Via Brazil that afternoon, I couldn't believe my eyes as I witnessed this "monster" move near Paitilla.Read More
Begin 2007 with this site!
A site that could help with a new you for 2007 by Ian Hughes 2 January 2007 - So the fog of New Year’s Eve is probably lifting a little easier today and all those good intentions and bold words are coming back to haunt.Read More
Panama and Medicare!
My friend and client Coley Hudgins has written a great article about the trend towards medical treatment outside the USA:...Read More
My network is extensive, I have daily contact with most of the local and international insurance companies operating in this country. It is my personal commitment to see that my clients obtain fair and prompt settlement of all claims.