Friday, November 30, 2007

EXAMPLES OF RECENT CLAIMS

A 44-year-old male travels to Colorado for a 7 day skiing vacation. He pays a $32,24 premium to his medical coverage. One day before his scheduled return, he collides with a tree while skiing and suffers multiple critical injuries. After numerous surgeries, he is transported by air ambulance back to Canada for continued care.

Cost of admission and air ambulance: $298,395.52 USD

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A 71 year-old visiting her grandson in Canada for a month, falls in a parking lot and fractures his hip. She requires immediate surgery and several days of acute rehab before being discharged. She paid $43.75 in premium.

Cost of her claim: $104,944.11 CDN

Written by TIC Talk

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