Mike Paull, a GS'r from Seattle, WA here. Some of you know me, and also now that I was an enthusiastic (but "truncated") participant in Helge Pedersen's Globeriders Tour 2002. On 16 MAY, I was involved in an accident in Dezhou, China, about a five-hour drive south of Beijing. Some of you have been on my BLOG and already have read about this ad nauseum. However, if you haven't, and you're interested: - The TUE 04 edition of the Seattle Times will have an article on this in Eric Lacitis' column. I'll post a follow-up with the online link when it's available. - I have a Horizons Unlimited webpage with more info than you'll ever want to know at: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/paull/000120.php#000120 My health insurance should reimburse me for the medical costs involved, but, few policies cover more than a fee thousand dollars, if that, for "transport and ambulance services". Just prior to departing the States, I purchased an "evacuation and repatriation" policy from MEDJET Assistance. Their company, and the services they offer, are wholly responsible for notifying my family and doctors, transporting me from a "primitive" hospital in Dezhou City, Shandong Province, China, to a more modern one in Beijing, then, from Beijing to the hospital of my choice (the U of W Medical Center in Seattle, WA). At the time, I purchased a family policy for $275/year (an individual was $175/year). The total costs for my evacuation - $21,000.00, which they've covered, and I didn't even have to fill out any paperwork, or make any advance payment to be reimbursed later. No one plans to be injured far away from home. It happens. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and take out a policy if there's even a REMOTE chance that you'll need these types of services should you be hospitalized far from home. You can sign up on line. MEDJET Assistance's website (not to be confused with MEDJET, which is a different company) is at: http://www.medjetassistance.com/ Thanks, and Safe Ride Mike M. Paull http://home.attbi.com/~mikepa/ http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/paull/ 2000 Mandarin BMW R1150GS 2002 Mandarin BMW F650GS Dakar BMWMOA #63045, BMWRA #25250 Seattle, WA USA
note: this article is by the listed author. all articles have been collected from various usenet groups and e-mail lists. DMCA violations, errors, omissions, complaints to will england. compliments to listed author. if no author is listed, none was provided in the source material. all information is correct to the best of my knowledge; however it has not been independently verified. use at your own risk; this database of information is for entertainment purposes only. no warranty is given or implied.