One thing you should do before you go heli-skiing in Chile is check out what your health insurance cover while you are abroad. You can purchase a supplementary policy but most of the major providers supply insurance while you are abroad. But there are still major expenses that may not be covered, like being medically evacuated back to the U.S. which could cost over $10,000. The State Department recommends calling your provider and asking what they will cover if something happened to you out of the country and what you will need to cover yourself.
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