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Thread: Mandatory Covid Insurance As of July 8 cancelled!!!!

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    Mandatory Covid Insurance As of July 8 cancelled!!!!

    https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-he...ore-you-travel

    Insurance no longer required as of July 8
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    Sounds like it is not an option for those who may want the insurance.
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    $15 per person more to spend drinking, eating, gambling and shopping for visitors.






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    Awesome!
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    I would love to see the profit/loss pages on the insurance?

    Ex: Amount of $$ that the insurance company/companies took in.
    The amount they paid out in medical and housing/transportation.
    I bet is was not as much of a money grab as some folks think.
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    Me too- here is my response to someone on another board about the possible profits...

    You asked here you go. They had a total of less than 7k people sick over the past 2 years. Lets pretend the average cost of insurance was 25 dollars...it was more but pretend for me. 7k people at a cost of 150 per night got 7 plus nights is just over 7 million dollars plus any hospital charges. They have been back to almost pre covid numbers for a long period now. Lets pretend its only 80 percent....that math would equal OVER 38 Million in collected insurance premiums and I am on the low side of that for sure. Do I think there was a lot of money made by someone? Yep, certainly do. That said it was worth the cost to minimize the individual risks to visiting.
    Now on the other hand think about the testing to leave and those costs/profits. Sorry this was a giant money maker for someone and far from a break even.


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    I would love to see the profit/loss pages on the insurance?

    Ex: Amount of $$ that the insurance company/companies took in.
    The amount they paid out in medical and housing/transportation.
    I bet is was not as much of a money grab as some folks think.
    Just finished trip 36 and have trip 37 Booked.







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    Jay, the cost of a place for a night was probably a lot more than $150, medical care, plus the sanitizing and people who were hired to track everything. I am sure a lot profits were made, but not has much as you think.






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    Robin, I totally agree with you. There are other expenses incurred in addition to a few nights stay. Without direct knowledge, I will guess there were a few hospital stays and medical transports during the early days too. Managing such a program also has related expenses. And, at the end of the day the insurance provider always comes out ahead. We all have to pay premiums for homeowners' insurance, auto insurance, etc. and we pay more into all of those than we get back. I am a little disappointed that this option is not available when we visit in July. Even with our own travel insurance, the convenience of the Aruba insurance was well worth the $15.

    When we visited in July 2020 - just after Aruba opened airport to visitors again, we paid $15 per day, per person. We were not thrilled about it but it gave us peace of mind that services would be available to us if needed.
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    The place our friends quarantined in listed for $450 a night.
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    Will we ever no the real numbers...probably not.
    Did anyone know the real cost of care and the outcome of the virus at the beginning...no.
    Did Aruba have to offer insurance...no.
    Did people choose to pay, to go to the island...yes.
    Did Aruba gradually reduce the cost of insurance over time...yes.
    We also spent $242.00 for travel insurance for our last trip...was it mandatory...no. Did we think it was the right thing to do...yes. Did we utilize it...no. Did someone make money...hmm.
    Would I pay $15.00 for insurance, for medically necessary treatment in a foreign country related to Covid...yes.
    Would I still...yes.

    JMHO
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