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I am on SSDI and am eligible for Medicare starting in late 2018. My question relates principally to arranging for health insurance back in the U.S. in case I get sick while retired in the P.I. I'm also interested in health insurance within the P.I., but the focus of this question is on U.S. insurance. I ask this because I was recently told that I would not be eligible to pay premiums for, and be covered by, either Medicare Advantage or Medigap in Washington state if I am not a resident during the coverage period. I would have been willing to pay the premiums in order to have coverage w
LinC to the Rescue? Fri 6 Mar 2015 I guess that many of you have been following the "Foreigner and 5 locals go missing on fishing trip in Neg. Oriental" thread on LinC. It's a sad saga in which at least 2 (and probably 4 more - we don't know yet) people lost their lives at sea. At the time of writing, we don't know exactly what happened. The story is shrouded in secrecy and lack of communication. However, what is clear, is that for various reasons, the Search and Rescue (S&R) operation was too little, too late, and it failed to exploit all the local knowledge and resources that were a