/ BMC travel insurance- any good?
How good is BMC insurance...both for injuries in climbing and general stuff like getting a disease or being in a road accident?
Anyone had to claim, whats it like?
I've used it a few times had to claim for costs of medical treatment ( broken clavicle ) from a mountain biking accident in the alps . They paid up quickly with no hassle .
Not like another company I won't mention that I had the ( very expensive downhill ) bike insured with .
Conclusion I recommend BMC insurance .
I was happy with their price for my trip last year and I'll be using them again this year. I didn't have to claim thankfully but I was happy with their customer service
Highly recommended. They paid for Mrs. Ent's antibiotics in California and paid for a car I smashed up when I went into the back of it in a tunnel in the Alps on my mountain bike.
We've had one claim when son broke his leg skiing. The assistance company took a little chivvying along (hadn't let us know about flights the night before we were due to leave), but basically great, paid up no problems. And I've heard good reports for more serious stuff - like getting a family member flown out to Alps before fallen climber regained consciousness (in under 24 hours).
I go to the USA a lot and I got an annual Colombia insurance for skiing and climbing upto 5000 m for 75 quid, the equivalent bmc policy was 250. With any insurance it's generally cheaper to get annual for the USA
I've used their insurance products quite a bit. Luckily no claims myself but friends have had excellent responses to theft (Arco crag bandit) and serious injury (chopper rescue in the alps, hospital treatment and private jet home with medical aid).
Happy to recommend
Thanks to everyone for their replies :) I have taken out insurance with the BMC.
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