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Panama Comprehensive Office Insurance

Fire InsurancePanama has a wide range of different businesses, from Financial Consulting, Legal, Real Estate and Accounting firms to personal/private located in offices across the country. Whatever the industry, they all have one thing in common—the need for commercial office insurance. Panama Comprehensive Panama office insurance protects you from the unexpected events that happen in and around your office every day.

Property coverage protects your business and office equipment from loss due to fire, theft, explosion, earthquake, water damage, smoke and even looting/civil unrest.. Additional risks covered include electronic equipment (in or out of the office), breakage of glass and damage/loss to property belonging to third parties. There are even provisions for temporary relocation and business interruption expenses.


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Panama Life Ins. rates!

Life InsuranceHere is an example of Life rates for term insurance in Panama. Yes, they may be higher than you can get online or in the USA, but the benefits will be payable in Panama with less hassle than going back to collect in the country where the policy was issued. The proceeds from a local policy may be available within a short time after the death of the insured.. Some local Panama licensed companies may offer "Living Benefits". This allows you to collect proceeds while still living if you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Here are TENTATIVE Annual Non-Smoking rates for healthy applicants:

Male age 50 $25,000 NS 20 yr. term $124.25/yr. or $10.80/mo. + 5% tax

Male age 55 $25,000 NS 20 yr. term $188.25yr. or $16.24/mo. + 5% tax

Male age 60 $25,000 NS 20 yr. term $286.50yr. or $24.59/mo. + 5% tax

Male age 65 $25,000 NS 20 yr. term $433.50/yr. or $37.08/mo. + 5% tax


Male age 50 $50,000 NS 20 yr. term $225.29 annual

Male age 55 $50,000 NS 20 yr. term $361.64 annual

Male age 60 $50,000 NS 20 yr. term $579.37 annual

Male age 65 $50,000 NS 20 yr. term $935.80 annual

Carmen and I are standing by to help with quotes. 322-1605 or 6674-1063 or email: cdunkley@ducruet.com

Info needed, sex, date of birth $$$ amount, number of years and if you smoke?


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Panama Health Insurance

Health InsuranceAccidental Injury or illness in a country far from home can be a very scary experience. If you are without proper health insurance or cannot demonstrate ability to pay at a local hospital, it can mean the difference between life and death. Imagine lying on a stretcher in the hallway, waiting for treatment, while proof of liquidity is confirmed.....many Expats have paid the ultimate price! Excellent Health Insurance coverage is available to protect you in the Republic of Panama.

High quality hospitals, physicians and medical facilities are available in Panama. Most doctors have been trained in the USA, Canada or Europe and speak English. Be Prepared! Private hospitals and medical professionals expect to be paid and will require some guarantee of payment before treatment. It is not uncommon for medical care to be denied by private hospitals. Without financial resources (cash/credit cards) or proper health insurance coverage, you may find yourself transferred from their hospital to a Panama government facility. The public hospitals are adequate, but Panamanian citizens will have priority over your treatment. Here is an example of a visitor "stuck" in Panama with inadequate coverage:

http://www.ridgecrestca.com/article/20170302/NEWS/170309919

If you have an existing "Home of Origin" health insurance, some of these carriers from the USA, Canada and Europe MAY provide coverage for emergencies while traveling.

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Using TRICARE in Panama and For Life Overseas!

Health Insurance

Medicare provides coverage in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. Medicare doesn't provide coverage in any other overseas locations.

When using TRICARE For Life in all other overseas locations, whether you live overseas or are traveling overseas, refer to this site:

https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans/TFL/TFL_O.aspx
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Panama safety "Get out of a sinking car"!

Automobile Insurancehttp://themindunleashed.com/2017/03/easiest-way-escape-sinking-vehicle-knowing-might-save-life-day.html
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Panama Auto Insurance

Automobile InsuranceIn Panama Auto policies, the "Liability" or "Responsabilidad Civil" portion protects you for damage that your car does to others…damage for which you are legally liable. This coverage pays for bodily injury that you may cause to other persons, as well as, legal defense, cost of bail bonds, and emergency first aid to others.

RC also pays for property damage that you may cause to other vehicles, structures (light post, fences, houses etc.) up to the limits of coverage.

I recommend that my clients carry minimum limits of $25,000 per person that you may injure, $50,000 per accident (you may cause injury to several people) and $25,000 property damage (try not to hit a BMW, Audi or Mercedes) = $25/$50/$25.

My auto limits are $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 limits.

Generally, there are no deductibles associated with "liability" claims.


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AIG and ASSA!

General Panama InfoThe insurance company ASSA announced Thursday the signing of an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the operations of American International Group (AIG) in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Panama.

The deal must be approved by regulators in each country. During the closing of the transaction, ASSA and AIG will continue to operate normally.

At present, ASSA has a presence in Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica. The deal will allow the company to enter the markets of Guatemala and Honduras.

“ASSA is advancing toward its goal of being the leading insurer in Central America,” said Executive Chairman Eduardo Fábrega.
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Is a Panama "Waterspout" and "Windstorm" covered?

Fire InsuranceWith the occurrence of a large "Waterspout" in the vicinity of Punta Paitilla/Pacifica on Christmas Day several years ago, I was asked to express an opinion about the coverage available in the average Panama Fire policy.

If your policy has "extended coverage", the "windstorm" optional risk should pay for damages caused by wind (vendaval), Hurricane (Huracan), Tornado, or Waterspout (Tromba Marina). Driving down Via Brazil that afternoon, I couldn't believe my eyes as I witnessed the"monster" move near Paitilla, see the collection of pics below taken by Mike Horrell.

Here are some pics of that incident:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/137238902@N03/sets/72157669249720029

For all coverage to protect your property call Carmen 322-1605 cdunkley@ducruet.com or call Kevin 6674-1063
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Are you driving illegally in Panama? Do you lend your vehicle to friends or family?

Automobile InsuranceSeveral insurance clients have communicated to me that the Panama Transito police have stopped them for an infraction or at one of the frequent roadblocks and asked them to provide various documents. In some cases, such as failure to produce a "valid" drivers license, the vehicle was impounded!

Are you driving with a "valid drivers license?

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Panama Burial at Sea!

General Panama InfoThis is an article written by Larry Shane, Acting Bocas Warden for the US Embassy in Panama:

You will die. Unfortunately, all of us, presently, do. You should choose the final arrangements for your body, in advance. This is not a burden you should leave to others to decide and handle for you. You likely have personal, religious, cultural, environmental, legal concerns regarding your disposal. Follow your concerns.

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