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International Friendship Club in Vallarta Offers Medical Evacuation Insurance

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Janie Albright Blank - International Friendship Club
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December 9, 2012



In addition to helping the less fortunate of Puerto Vallarta, the International Friendship Club (IFC) offers many advantages to its members from social activities to great classes to restaurant discounts.

Another important offering is the Travel Assist Network Air Rescue insurance that offers medical evacuation from anywhere in the world.

You may have considered this in the past but thought "it will never happen to me." Fortunately, my husband is a little bit the other way – he ALWAYS thinks it's going to happen to him. If you know Dennis you might be chuckling right about now.

Because of this, we were fortunate enough to have a medical evacuation policy when traveling in France two years ago. Dennis was stricken with a viral condition that they at first thought might be a stroke. He was hospitalized for 4 days and we missed our flight home. The doctor said he had to be reclining which then required that we be in first class. The tickets for the two of us cost over $13,000. The medical evacuation policy paid for this and made all the arrangements.

When the IFC first decided to offer the Travel Assist Network to our members we took a look. The policy offers a number of features ours did not such as various lengths of time you can be away from home before you would need to return home and start a new period.

For example, you buy the coverage for a year but ours only allowed us to be away from home for 90 days before coverage for that trip would expire. The Travel Assist policy has a variety of options based on how long you spend in Mexico or on any one trip.

According to the company, most IFC members have opted for 180 days per trip with unlimited annual trips.

When the IFC first offered the program, the discounts were based on how many members signed up. Now they have enough that their members get the maximum discount of 40% off the listed price. Based on what we have been paying this is an excellent value.

Depending on your selection, the cost in most cases with the IFC discount is less then $150 per year.

For more information, visit Travel Assist Network or call them at (866) 500-0333. Be sure and tell them you are a member of the IFC. If you're not a member, this might be your best reason yet to consider membership in this worthwhile organization.

The International Friendship Club is a registered charitable organization in Mexico listed as Club Internacional de la Amistad de Puerto Vallarta A.C. It is located at the northeast corner of the Rio Cuale Bridge above the HSBC Bank by the northbound bridge. Phone is (322) 222-5466 and email is ifcvallarta@gmail.com.

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