Not all medical facilities were created equal. Depending on the plan, Emergency Medical Evacuation insurance covers the cost of transporting a seriously injured or ill person to one of the following locations:
The nearest adequate medical facility
A hospital near home
Or the hospital of his/her choice
Emergency Medical Evacuation insurance is usually included with both Travel Medical insurance and Trip Protection plans.
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Annual Membershipfrom MedjetAssist
Regular annual memberships are available to residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico who travel domestically and internationally. These memberships provide medical travel assistance to members who travel within the contiguous United States, Canada or Mexico or outside of their respective countries for up to 90 consecutive days per trip. Available to Residents of US, Canada, and Mexico
Trekker Essentialfrom GeoBlue
Designed for year round peace of mind for people who love to travel. Coverage for unlimited international trips in a 12 month period (70 days max. per trip) $50,000 Medical / $250,000 Evacuation. Available to residents of certain U.S. States. Issued up to age 84.To be eligible for this plan, you must be enrolled in a primary health plan. Available to US residents
Trekker Choicefrom GeoBlue
Designed for year round peace of mind for people who love to travel. Coverage for unlimited international trips in a 12 month period (70 days max. per trip) $250,000 Medical / $500,000 Evacuation. (age 70+ $100,000 Medical) Available to residents of certain U.S. States. Issued up to age 84. To be eligible for this plan, you must be enrolled in a primary health plan. Available to US residents
Business Travel Accident (BTA)from Global Underwriters
Many U.S. companies and corporations choose to minimize the potential liability they face when employees travel. To further their Duty Of Care strategy they purchase insurance that includes AD&D Benefits, Medical Coverage (Domestic & International), Med-E-Vac Coverage, and Medical Repatriation. Optional War Zone and Political Evacuation Coverage is also available. Premiums are paid by the employer, but benefits are paid directly to employees or their beneficiaries. Premiums are calculated by the number of employees, estimated number of travel days per year per class of employee, and benefits desired. Available to U.S. based companies.
Goldfrom AXA Assistance USA
The AXA Gold Travel Plan features coverage for Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical Expenses, Medical Evacuation and Repatriation, Travel Delay, Baggage Protection, plus concierge and travel services. Includes the Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Waiver if purchase within 14 days of your initial trip deposit and you insure the full cost of your trip. Available to U.S. Residents
Group Travel Protection Deluxefrom Travel Insured International
the Group Travel Protection "Deluxe" plan features: Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Baggage/Personal Effects, Baggage Delay, Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense ($50,000), Emergency Evacuation $250,000), 24 Hour Accidental Death & Dismemberment, plus optional "Cancel for Any Reason" for an individual or the entire group. Minimum 10 travelers per policy. Available to US Residents
Worldwide Trip Protectorfrom Travel Insured International
When your travel needs call for a broad plan but cost saving takes priority, our signature worldwide trip protector is the answer. Worldwide Trip Protector, popular with families, features coverage for children at no extra charge when traveling with their related adult on the same plan. $100,000 Accident & Medical, $1,000,000 Evacuation Available to U.S. Residents
Safe Travels Multinational Trip Protectionfrom Trawick International
Safe Travels Multinational Trip Protection is a trip cancellation, interruption and travel delay plan for anyone up to age 79 traveling outside their home country (and not coming to the USA) for 5 days up to a maximum of 180 days. Rates are based on insured trip amount, age, and medical plan maximum. Maximum insured trip amount is $25,000. Available Worldwide Not available to residents of European Union countries
Safe Travels USA Trip Protectionfrom Trawick International
Safe Travels USA Trip Protection features trip cancellation, interruption, and travel delay for anyone up to age 79 traveling to the USA and worldwide for 5 days up to a maximum of 180 days. Rates are based on insured trip amount, age, and medical plan maximum. Available to non-U.S. residents Not available to residents of European Union countries
Who decides when a medical evacuation is necessary?
An emergency medical evacuation will generally occur if it is recommended by an attending physician at the medical facility or hospital you are in and it is agreed to by the medical director of the travel insurance company or their representative. Always make sure the insurance company is envolved in making the decision. They contract with emergency evacuation providers worldwide for these services to be preformed on their behalf. Do not arrange a medical evacuation yourself. You may not be reimbursed for it.
Are there any evacuation plans available in which I have more of a say in the evacuation process?
Yes. The Medjet Assist membership plan gives you the ability to choose your evacuation hospital if you are hospitalized anywhere in the world or more than 150 miles from home. Evacuation may be to a hospital near your home or one in another country that you may prefer. Coverage area is worldwide.
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