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Old 08-23-2009, 11:34 PM   #21
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NOPE, I got lifeflighted around last september, I think, and it was around $15,000 just for the flight and another $5000 atleast for hospital expenses. Ive got BCBS and they covered everything minus my deductible which was about $500 for lifeflight and $500 for hospital. And yes this was coming from the race track at GSS during a normal trackday.
so all you paid was $1k?
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:57 AM   #22
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I have BCBS, I was airlifted 2 years ago and my bill was $11,300 and my insurance covered $9500. i told them I hit a deer coming from work.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:00 AM   #23
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Here's an interesting tidbit told to me by a lifeflight pilot ... that only 1 in 20 life flighted people actually pay the fee. So in the end, the 1 pays for the other 19.
I'd go further and bet that the 19 are State or Federally supported too

Call it an educated guess.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:05 AM   #24
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i was life flighted (not at the track) i didnt know that it mattered if it was track or street. BUT i didnt have any problems with my insurance paying their portion. and youre right it was $18000 expensive as . i think my portion was like $4000. i cant even remember the flight. =(
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:10 AM   #25
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Aetna covered my flight and stay. Had a chunky deductible, but Aflac covered that and then some.
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Thanks, that's good to know, I have the same insurance. Cool
Check with BCBS anyway. Just because your insurance provider is the same does not mean you have anywhere near the same coverage.
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Not exactly the same thing, although this is a coverage I have considered in the past. The main reason I was looking at it is due to Hill Country trips and concerns of a bad off. Sid Peterson hospital in Kerrville is ok for a bandaid, but if I am hurt bad, I want to be in Houston (even when I lived in the Valley).

I think that if I am at a track day over 150 miles away, it would cover getting me back.

The other advantage is I think they cover getting your body back in case it was really bad.

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http://www.medjetassist.com/

Not exactly the same thing, although this is a coverage I have considered in the past. The main reason I was looking at it is due to Hill Country trips and concerns of a bad off. Sid Peterson hospital in Kerrville is ok for a bandaid, but if I am hurt bad, I want to be in Houston (even when I lived in the Valley).

I think that if I am at a track day over 150 miles away, it would cover getting me back.

The other advantage is I think they cover getting your body back in case it was really bad.

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Now that looks like a worth-while program... I am going to look in to this more!
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:19 AM   #29
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" they just like to see the helicopter"
Thats funny
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" they just like to see the helicopter"
Thats funny
I wish is was funny...
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:54 AM   #31
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my lifeflight bill was $17,000.00 from Galveston to Herman....
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:25 PM   #32
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Got 2 friends of mine who are air ambulance pilots and seems both agree that the going rate is $5,250 just to start the helicopter and $100 per mile in the air. This makes sense because my dad's insurance was billed $10,050 for his 48 mile flight ($5,250 helicopter and $4,800 air miles). Off-shore helicopters used to taxi crews cost right at the same as well. We're in the wrong business.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:53 PM   #33
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if you are worried about lifeflight coverage you need to be looking at your insurance coverage. if you cannot find documentation stating what is covered call the customer service number on the card and as for that paperwork. with most coverage being through your employer it is up to them to negotiate that coverage into the policy. its better to know than to be caught with a $15k bill that is not covered...
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:06 PM   #34
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When it comes to life flight we have had to make some tough decisions on flying or not. There has been a few times we have made the decision to fly and I questioned it, to have the hospital call us the next day and say if we had not flown they prob would not have made it. Guess thats why i am the rookie and do not make those calls. I still have alot of learn.
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