They are looking for international travel insurance that covers extreme and contact sports
Gilbert, AZ (Vocus) June 9, 2010
Each summer Good Neighbor Insurance provides travel and health insurance for sports teams on good-will assignments overseas. This year, Good Neighbor will insure sports teams going to Japan, Mexico, Bahamas and the Czech Republic. They have a sports video on their website explaining sports riders for teams and individuals.
The Southern California Seahorses women’s soccer team will be in Japan this summer, playing in multiple exhibition matches. They will also host a 4 day camp for the children of the F-18 fighter squadron on the U.S. military base in Osaka. Other small teams are preparing for sporting events around the world. One such team plans to do motor sports in Morocco. A church in the U.S. is sending a group of its young people to play soccer in the Bahamas with local soccer clubs.
What do these teams have in common? “They are looking for international travel insurance that covers extreme and contact sports,” says Nelma Maxwell, Short-Term Team Coordinator for Good Neighbor Insurance. ‘We have a video on our website that explains the difference between extreme – or hazardous – sports and contact sports.’
Churches, student groups and Christian sports ministries – such as Athletes in Action – find through Good Neighbor sports travel insurance plans that are ideal for their ages and length of stay.
Sports riders cover individuals as well. Travelers who bungee jump, jet ski, rock climb, sky dive, scuba, paraglide and do other hazardous sports need the protection of extreme sports insurance. In-country hospital and doctor fees are covered. Medical evacuation saves lives of injured athletes who need to be quickly transported to modern medical facilities. In the unfortunate event of a death, trip insurance pays for the body to be returned home. The additional benefit of a bed-side visit by a friend or family member brings much comfort to the athlete, the team and the organizers of the sporting events.
When asked if all insurance carriers have the same sports coverage, Nelma replied, “Insurance companies have different exclusions for what they won’t cover in a sports rider. It’s best to contact an insurance broker who knows the different policies out there.”
About Good Neighbor Insurance
Jeff Gulleson established Good Neighbor Insurance in 1997, to provide global health and life insurance services after living for 30 years in Indonesia. GNI helps clients find good, cost-effective international health, travel, and life insurance while providing caring service based on integrity. The company serves students traveling overseas, short-term teams, aid organizations, foreign and domestic corporations, universities, and volunteers both from the U.S. and abroad. Their website is http://www.gninsurance.com.
GNI’s website has more information as well as a guide to medical advice for overseas travelers, written by Jon Askew, MD
For more information, contact Jeff Gulleson or Doug Gulleson at Good Neighbor Insurance, Toll Free: 866-636-9100 or in Phoenix, AZ: 480-813-9100
Good Neighbor Insurance, 690 E. Warner Rd. Suite 117, Gilbert, AZ 85296, USA
Or go to: http://www.gninsurance.com