Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance, (a Redpoint Travel Insurance brand) has been a partner of Mark Peterson and Worldwide Trophy Adventures (WTA) for years. The staff of consultants at WTA has a combined 200+ years of experience in the outdoor industry and have personally traveled all over the world to help clients achieve their dream adventures.
These adventures are not inexpensive and, in some cases, can be in the most remote and unforgiving places on earth. For these reasons, WTA consultants personally use and advocate Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance, Redpoint’s most comprehensive program and specifically designed for hunters.
Please meet Erik Schell and Travis Baker. Here’s what they had to say:
Erik Schell: I am a full-time hunting consultant with Worldwide Trophy Adventures. Through my years as a hunting guide, outfitter and now a consultant I have been blessed to be directly involved in thousands of hunting trips. Over this period of time I cannot count the number of occurrences clients were forced to cancel trips or cut trips short for reasons beyond their control which then resulted in a client losing his hard earned money that he/ she has put towards such a trip. A solution for this problem exists and it is supplied through Redpoint Travel Insurance’s suite of programs, primarily their Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance or lesser priced Harbor Travel Insurance.
Whenever the word insurance is brought up, I often cringe due to the complexities that are associated with the plans these companies offer but that is simply not the case with Redpoint Travel Insurance. Redpoint’s policies are priced fairly and extremely easy to understand. Customers who purchase a policy can cancel a trip for any of the 21 standard reasons listed in the diagram below. These reasons will cover most traveling sportsmen. If you have a special case you can also add a “cancel for any reason” benefit to your policy which does just that, allows you to cancel for any reason. Do understand that not all Redpoint policies include rescue extraction/evacuation coverage from point of illness or injury, (purchase Ripcord for these services), but trip cancellation/interruption is the most important coverage needed for many of the hunts offered within the lower 48 states and for these trips I generally recommend Redpoint’s Harbor Travel insurance program.
Over the last year, I have personally assisted multiple customers through the claims process with Redpoint Travel Insurance. Through these interactions I can attest that Redpoint employees are responsive, understanding and show great compassion as in one case they assisted a widow recover the funds her late husband had put towards a hunt. Submitting a claim consists of nothing more than filling out Redpoint’s standard paperwork and supplying the supporting material related to your reason for canceling. Claims are typically resolved within 30 days of being submitted which is a goal that Redpoint takes very seriously from what I have witnessed. The ease and efficiency of their claims process has only added to my overall confidence in recommending them to clients.
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Travis Baker: As an outdoor consultant of over 20 years, I’ve been all over the world validating outfitter operations and doing research to ensure our customers have the best possible experiences.
This past year I visited New Zealand which is the crown jewel when it comes to outdoor adventure travel. It’s also a long journey! Redpoint’s trip cancellation insurance can protect you in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as weather delays, flight cancellations, and even cancellations due to medical reasons.
I also had the opportunity to go to Alaska and do some mountain goat hunting. Mountain goat is the most extreme hunt you can do in North America. Having Ripcord’s Medical Evacuation not only gives me peace of mind, but more importantly, my family’s as well.
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