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post #76 of 89
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Originally Posted by jakeyt View Post

Do you think an insurance card is necessary?

Yes. If you're transported by ambulance they will check it to see which hospital to take you. We're obviously referring to your medical insurance not dental or vision if they're separate (like mine).
post #77 of 89
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Yes. If you're transported by ambulance they will check it to see which hospital to take you. We're obviously referring to your medical insurance not dental or vision if they're separate (like mine).

I've never heard of anyone that this actually happened to (and I have known of enough cyclists who get into accidents in weird places)...reeks of urban legend.

I know that my plan does not make an in-network/out-of-network distinction for emergency visits (that are actual emergencies)...and even with really bad HMOs, it is often the only time you can still get service basically anywhere.
post #78 of 89
Ha, i did a search on it before posting but couldn't find anything definitive (shoulda said so). Anyway it doesn't hurt to have it so I keep it with me.
post #79 of 89
personal Visa
work Visa
debit card
driver's license
OHIP card
gas card
a few bills (cash)

coins go in a separate little snap-thing

Most of the time my wallet is in my car (I know, you're not supposed to do that plain.gif) and I only carry it when I go into a store
post #80 of 89

my drivers license, license to carry, 1 credit card, and T-Pass in my wallet. No Cash. On a side note, I also carry a leatherman flashlight, and a big kershaw lahar folding knife biggrin.gif

post #81 of 89
License
Car registration/Insurance
2 Debit Cards
Bank Account ID card
Insurance card
1 Credit Card
School ID
$50
Lucky $2 Bill
Copycard
Keycard to Judge's Chambers
post #82 of 89

I have a large stainless paper clip

DL

debit card

stuffed between some cash

 

my wallet in the car (which I never carry)

credit card

CCW permit

insurance card

business cards

 

 

my car has a slide out card holder in the dash, push and it pops out

Shell card

insurance card

registration

 

post #83 of 89

re: health insurance card on ones person

mine says 'take me to the closest freakin' hospital as fast as possible' :D

if I'm in an accident or injured/ill, and require ambulance transport, paying for it will be the least of my concerns

the financials will sort themselves out, they can't deny you aid...

can't hospitals run your name through insurance databases and get your coverage?

post #84 of 89
Thread Starter 
That's what I wonder. I would hope so for how much that costs. My dental can run through it without issues why is health insurance so friggin tough to do?
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by Steve Liu View Post

......license to carry".......biggrin.gif


Good point!

I'll receive mine in March. Must remember to add to my wallet list.
post #86 of 89

i always carry drivers license, debit card, & health card (always in fear of getting ran over by a taxi while sleep walking at 6 a.m. lol). . also like 2 bills

post #87 of 89
Cash and a couple of ATM cards, that's all I got in my wallet.
post #88 of 89
Debit Card
Visa Credit Card
Amex Credit Card
2 x 20$ bills
Medicare card facepalm.gif
SIN facepalm.gif
Drivers Licence
20 Pesos facepalm.gif
2 X Business Cards

Why the hell I have 20 pesos, considering I live in Canada, is beyond me. facepalm.gif
post #89 of 89
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

You should definitely carry your insurance card. In case of emergency, the EMS will look at your card to find out that you have insurance and which hospital to take you. I have good insurance which means a good hospital. Don't want to wind up at some dump

There is not necessarily a need to have your insurance card. It is usually presented as a courtesy to your healthcare provider, there are several ways to get your insurance information without a card. Additionally many states have mandatory transport laws which require transport to the closest facility in emergency situations. In instances that are not life threatening, and you are conscious, the common practice is to consult the patient on destination. Finally, treatment in emergent circumstances is ruled in part by EMTALA, more information on that here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Medical_Treatment_and_Active_Labor_Act
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