Whoa! We were picked up by the editorial team at Outside Magazine as worth some ink! Outside is definitely a go-to publication in the industry, and the magazine is one that regularly gets passed around among the Buddy crew. So, what did they have to say about us? Well, author Dean King spent a little while getting to know what we are up to, and here are some of our favorite highlights of what he wrote:
"These days, a bad fall or hospital visit can cost you thousands of dollars. But new on-demand accident insurance for adventurers gives you backup."
Totally! That's exactly why we got into building Buddy. Let's keep going...
"Buddy’s coverage is episodic, and you can tailor it to your needs. You can buy it on your phone or laptop 24/7 at Buddy’s website in as little as 90 seconds, from virtually anywhere with cell service, including the base of the mountain you’re about to climb or the bank of a river you’re about to run."
Yup, yup. That's exactly right. We're able to provide an extra layer of financial protection in the moment, on the spot!
"Buddy covers you for the amount of time you sign up for, no matter how many activities you engage in during that time (as long as they aren’t on the excluded list), whether you’re taking part in the sport or heading home and slip on a patch of ice."
Let's be real, most of the injuries that get us are the dumb ones. Sure it's the case that sending it a bit too hard can get you in trouble, but in our experience, the injuries incurred while walking in cycling shoes can be just as bad.
"Buddy’s coverage is not coordinated with health insurance, and you can do whatever you want with the money, which you receive regardless of other coverage you may have."
This is definitely important. No matter what health insurance will cover for any individual, we recognize that the overall costs of an accident go beyond just what the doctor charges. Whether you have to take a Lyft to get around for a while, or if you need extra childcare, those expenses around the edges can eat up a surprising amount of cash.
Anyway, that's just a taste of some highlights, and Dean King does a great job of telling a bit of our origin story as well as highlighting some of our awesome customers and partners.