Mike Altman

Profile Updated: July 5, 2020
PV address: Puerto Vallarta, Aguascalientes Mexico
Occupation Retired
Spouse/Partner: Kimberly Altman
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Permanent Address and phone number if not PV:

3334 E. Coast Hwy. #311
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
USA: 949-720-1664
MX 322-172-0599 (Jan - May)

Internet Phone Number:



Roger, Robert & Nancy

Grandchildren/Great Grandchildren:

Conner, Abbie & Amanda

How long have you been coming to PV?

First time was 1992. After many short vacations we came down in 2010 for six months and stayed for 7 years! Nowadays, we're in PV from January through April.

When and why did you join the IFC?

I've learned that friendship is one of the most valuable possessions you can have - especially when you are a little older and particularly when you live outside your home country.

Are you retired? If so what did you do?

2020 - a good time for a 75-year old health insurance broker to throw in the towel.

If you could do it all over again what would you do differently?

I'd do it all the same so I'd still find myself living in Puerto Vallarta.

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Jan 07, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Kicking off 2020 By Doing Good and Saving BIG!

This is your personal invitation to join the International Friendship Club and make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate among us.

We expats, snowbirds and vacationers are blessed to be in Mexico where the weather and the people are so warm and welcoming. But we can't help but notice the challenges many of the local people face. Most of us would like to help, but we don't know how we can be sure that our contributions actually get to the people in need.

The International Friendship Club (IFC) makes it safe for you to be sure every peso you give makes a difference in the lives of the people who so desperately need your help.

The IFC funds an extensive Cleft Palate Surgery and Clinic Program that helps families and children receive the care the need. Other IFC programs provide financial assistance, a dental hygiene program, and other aid to qualified Mexican charities and families in need.

How You Can Help:

Join the IFC today. Dues are only $450 pesos a year for individuals and $900 pesos for couples. Join now by clicking: IFC Membership

What's In It For YOU:

1. Most importantly, knowing that your contributions make a difference in the lives of the families who need your help.

2. You save many times your annual dues with discounts from dozens of local restaurants!

3. Your IFC membership entitles you to a 40% discount on emergency medical evacuation (medevac) coverage by the Air Rescue Card.

The typical IFC member saves $100.00 USD when they apply for an Air Rescue Card and many thousands of dollars more if they need to be medevaced home!

If you find yourself in a Mexican hospital, you'll have enough trauma without having to pay tens of thousands of dollars for an air ambulance medevac flight home.

The Air Rescue Card guarantees its members worldwide emergency medical evacuation, to a hospital of your choice back home.
No limit on medical evacuation costs.
No limit on the number of medical evacuations.
No age restrictions.
Preexisting conditions are covered 6 months after being stabilized.
No claim forms, deductible, networks or hidden fees.
No medical history or physical examination required.
Guaranteed transport home for spouse and dependent children (Family Plans), or travel companion.

Air Rescue Card membership also includes a long list of supplemental benefits, including a 24-hour emergency hotline, language translation, medical monitoring and consulting, emergency cash advances, and prescription replacement, to name a few.

To save $100 USD (mas-o-menos) on your Air Rescue Card membership contact MikeAltman@PV-Health.com

Mike Altman posted a message.
Apr 27, 2015 at 10:55 AM

The annual migration of snowbirds leaving Puerto Vallarta for the summer has begun. And many expats (we who call Puerto Vallarta home) are also packing and planning our escape as well. Some feel the need to touch base with family and friends up north while others are leaving to avoid the heat and humidity.

So, what will you do this summer? Where are you going to go? What will you see? What life-informing, if not life-changing, experiences will you seek?

International travel is chock-full of unexpected delicious moments – even the moments that don’t seem delicious as we are living them! Savvy travelers expect the unexpected and are not surprised when things are not exactly as anticipated. The fact is that when it comes to keeping the mind sharp, nothing compares with international travel!

Living the expat lifestyle has inoculated us against thinking that nothing bad will happen to us so we take these reasonable precautions:
1.   We get health insurance that will cover us anywhere in the word for about $5.00/day.
2.   We get trip cancellation insurance – for less than 5% of the non-refundable costs of our travel.
3.   For less than $1.00/day, we carry emergency medical evacuation protection that will safely fly us home if we end up hospitalized somewhere we don’t want to be.
4.   We carry an international In Case of Emergency card everywhere we go!
Stuff happens, but we don’t let that keep us from going and growing! We love to explore too much to let a few bumps and bruises keep us stuck anywhere!

Getting a no cost/no obligation custom proposal for international health insurance, including trip cancellation and emergency medical evacuation, is as easy as sending an email to MikeAltman@PV-Health.com with the names, ages, nationality and travel dates of everyone you want to enjoy peace of mind while traveling. Now would be a good time to get your proposal!

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