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FAQ: BLISTER+ insurance
Our BLISTER+ injury insurance is a custom policy that we created with SPOT Insurance to protect the members of our BLISTER community, and it is underwritten by Mutual of Omaha.
In addition to receiving all of the benefits of our basic Blister membership, BLISTER+ members get up to $25,000 of injury insurance per injury — with $0 deductible — for all the activities listed here, anywhere in the world. And citizens of all countries are eligible.
So say you’re a BLISTER+ member and you hurt yourself biking to work. You’ll be covered for up to $25,000 for that injury, with $0 deductible. And if you then hurt yourself skiing or fishing or rock climbing or snowboarding or snowmobiling or running or kayaking, etc, the next day, you’d be covered for up to $25,000 for that injury, too, with $0 deductible.
You just submit a claim here and you’ll have the SPOT team and our BLISTER team working with you to make sure that you’re taken care of.
The BLISTER+ plan covers costs from your doctor-recommended treatment plan up to $25,000 for any covered physical injury as long as it is carried out by a licensed medical professional. Your treatment plan could include diagnostic scans, hospital stays, ER visits, surgeries, and emergency transportation. Basically, anything your licensed medical professional recommends that you need to recover from your accident. Unfortunately, your spiritual healer’s plan is on you.
BLISTER+ members are covered any time they are:
Skiing (inbounds and backcountry skiing)
Road Biking (includes commuting)
Rock Climbing (not free solo climbing)
Bouldering (indoors and outdoors)
Alpine Rock, Snow, or Glacier Climbing
No, BLISTER+ is not health insurance. The BLISTER+ plan provides coverage for reimbursement of medical bills incurred for injuries stemming from accidents. As much as we would like to help you with your stomach flu (drink plenty of fluids!), general illness and sickness are not included in your policy coverage.
General illness, pre-existing conditions, overuse injuries (wear and tear), and chronic sickness are not included in your policy coverage. BLISTER+ only covers accidental injuries that happen while you’re participating in the covered activities.
Yes, air and ground transportation are covered, up to $25,000.
Coverage is void if the insured is doing anything illegal – e.g., trespassing.
Here is the Policy Transport language:
Ambulance Service (Air) means the service provided:
• by means of a fixed or roto-winged aircraft equipped with life support and medical apparatus; and
• for the primary purpose of transporting an Insured to or from the Hospital where treatment is given.
Ambulance Service (Surface) means the service provided:
• by a commercial or municipal ground ambulance service; and
• for transporting an Insured to or from the Hospital where treatment is given.
Once you’ve purchased your BLISTER+ membership, you will receive an email from Spot (our injury insurance partner) with instructions on how to log into your Spot Insurance account, which is what you will use if / when you need to file a claim.
All you have to do is log in to your Spot account to report your accident at getspot.com/login-selection so they can verify your BLISTER+ policy information (Spot will have sent you an activation email following your purchase of the BLISTER+ membership). You can do this even if you haven’t received treatment or bills yet. Then, once you get your first bill or Explanation of Benefits, you can file a claim.
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FAQ: Blister Membership
If you currently have an active Blister Membership and would like to get a BLISTER+ Membership, head to the Blister Member Clubhouse for instructions.
Once you’ve purchased the Blister Membership, check that you’re logged in and head to our Blister Member Clubhouse. There, you can find your discounts, submit a gear question, check out the latest Flash Reviews and Deep Dive comparisons, read our digital Buyer’s Guides, and more. The Blister Member Clubhouse is your one-stop shop for taking advantage of all the benefits of the Blister Membership.
The Blister Membership includes a print copy of our Buyer’s Guide, which is why there is a shipping charge. However, if you don’t need a print copy, you can make that selection before adding the Blister Membership to your cart. If you select that you do not need a print copy, you will not be charged for shipping.
All of our subscriptions are set to automatically renew a year after you first purchase a subscription, but if you do not want your subscription to renew automatically, head to the “My Subscriptions” tab on your “My Account” page and cancel your subscription; if you do so, your subscription will remain active until a year after your most recent order. If you have any questions about our subscriptions or renewal process, please reach out to us via our Contact page.
If you’re a current member who selected the digital-only option for the Winter Buyer’s Guide when you bought your Blister Membership but would now like to receive the print edition in future years, go to the “My Subscriptions” tab on the “My Account” page on our site, hit the “Switch Subscription” button, select the print option from the drop-down box on the Blister Membership product page, and complete the checkout process (be sure to double check your shipping address). You’ll be able to do this at no extra charge, but your next renewal payment will include a shipping fee to cover the print guide.
If you’re a current member who selected the print option for the Winter Buyer’s Guide when you bought your Blister Membership but would now like to switch to the digital edition and not pay shipping in future years, go to the “My Subscriptions” tab on the “My Account” page on our site, hit the “Switch Subscription” button, select the digital option from the drop-down box on the Blister Membership product page, and complete the checkout process (be sure to double check your shipping address). Then, to have the shipping charge removed from your subscription, please reach out to us at this email and we’ll make sure we get that updated.
Deep Dive Comparisons
Perhaps the most useful tool for ski comparisons, our Deep Dives spell out how a ski compares to every other relevant ski in the category. Check out our sample Deep Dive of the K2 Mindbender 99Ti to see an example
We often get on gear long before it’s released, and our Full Reviews necessarily take time to produce (you know, since we actually put lots of time on or in the products we test). Blister Flash Reviews provide our initial impressions of a product and are updated in real time as we spend more time on it. We post Flash Reviews for skis, mountain bikes, ski boots, high-profile mountain bike components, ski bindings, and more. Check out our sample Flash Review of the Atomic Bent 110 to see an example
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