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Emergency Medical Evacuation

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 Membership from 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
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Gold from 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
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Worldwide Trip Protector from 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
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Travel Guard Gold (New York) from Travel Guard
Our Gold Plan is our most popular package of travel insurance & assistance services. Offering comprehensive coverage for individual clients or clients with families. Children 17 and under insured for no additional cost with an insured adult! And, if your clients purchase this plan within 15 days of their initial trip payment, this plan provides additional benefits for pre-existing medical conditions and financial default
Available to U.S. Residents
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Safe Travels Multinational Trip Protection from 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
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Safe Travels USA Trip Protection from 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
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Single Trip or Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance from Bupa Global Travel
Bupa Global Travel provides single-trip or annual international medical coverage, and medical evacuation, for individuals traveling outside of their permanent resident country. Featuring unlimited medical, medical evacuation, no deductible, no copay, and guaranteed direct payment to all hospitals. This plan provides coverage for injuries sustained due to terrorism, hazardous activities, and provides medical coverage for all amateur and professional sports as well. A faxed application is needed for war risk coverage approval for Iraq and Afghanistan. Premium loading will apply.
Available to all Nationalities up to age 69. Not available to residents of U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico
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Frequently Asked Questions
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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