Starr Insurance Companies has formed an agreement with Safe Descents, Inc. to provide the an insurance program for rescue and evacuation for skiers and snowboarders in the United States.
The policy, underwritten by Starr Indemnity & Liability Co. and sold through Safe Descents, provides coverage for transportation costs associated with accidental injuries sustained while skiing, snowboarding, riding a lift or participating in a ski or snowboard school within a resort. The insurance is available to residents in 45 states and the District of Columbia, covering ski and snowboard activities in the continental U.S. (approval is pending in Ind., Mass., N.Y., Texas and Va.).
The insurance includes the following benefits, subject to the applicable reductions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions:
- Field Rescue – reimbursement for certain expenses associated with necessary transportation from a place of injury to the nearest hospital or medical facility (e.g. expenses incurred from aircraft, helicopters, snowmobiles, and dogs)
- Emergency Medical Evacuation – payment for certain expenses associated with necessary transportation via air or land ambulance or commercial airline carrier to the nearest hospital or medical facility
- Medical Repatriation – payment for transportation to a hospital or medical facility close to the injured skier or snowboarder’s primary residence capable of providing continued, appropriate treatment
- Companion Travel – the cost of a medical escort to accompany the injured skier or their children, back to their home in the event that they are unable to travel alone
Coverage is available with the purchase of a daily or season pass.
Starr Insurance Companies (or Starr) is a marketing name for the operating insurance and travel assistance companies and subsidiaries of Starr International Company, Inc. and for the investment business of C. V. Starr & Co., Inc. and its subsidiaries. Starr provides property, casualty, and accident and health insurance products as well as a range of specialty coverages including aviation, marine, energy and excess casualty insurance. Starr’s insurance company subsidiaries are domiciled in the U.S., Bermuda, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and U.K.
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