On 11/12/2016 dan_b wrote:
>Stride Health are an online-based insurer from the States ... so you're
>covered if you solo right?
"Why the heck does Honnold need health insurance?"
It's kind of like having a spotter.
We partnered with Alex to keep him safe, on and off the mountain, no matter where in the world he may be. Alex’s plan of choice was the Anthem Platinum PPO Plan. Here’s when he uses it:
It’s not all about the mountain. In his own words, Alex “wants to be a grandfather” and that means making sure his “insides are alright.” The good news for Alex: with all plans, preventative care visits are 100% free!
Everybody needs a spotter. Okay, so maybe Alex is king of his free-soloing domain, but only once he carefully studies a route. Occasionally he’ll slip while roped in and “take a 40-footer.” If Alex hits his head or breaks a bone, he’s only going to have to pay 10% of the doctor bill.
International medicine is a mystery. Alex travels. A lot. And he never quite knows what’s going to happen when he’s abroad. He could catch a bad case of food poisoning, or take a digger. With the “Blue Card” attached to his plan, Alex can find a doctor anywhere in the world and he’ll never pay a dime more than he would when he’s home in California.