Emergency Medical Evacuation
Medical Evacuation Plans (Also known as “med evac” or “medivac”) offer the transfer from one hospital to another for emergency medical treatment – typically treatment not available at the originating hospital. Medical evacuation insurance doesn’t happen for minor injuries or if you just want to come home. It is coverage to get you to a better hospital or to your hospital of choice back home when you need ongoing, inpatient care for a serious illness, injury, or other medical condition. The specific plan we offer is the Sky Rescue Emergency Evacuation:
When Would I need Medical Evacuation Insurance
When you travel to amazing places off the beaten path where the medical care isn’t always great, you will often find a lack of proper medical specialists for your condition, insufficient equipment, or substandard quality of care. When that happens, travel medical evacuation insurance covers the expenses to move you from a facility that is inadequate to a hospital that is better suited to give you the most appropriate care.
A typical plan will provide you with medical evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage for travel outside of your home country. These plans are ideal for those that just need specific evacuation coverage or have a current plan in place and want to top-up the benefits.
An Example Evacuation Plan provides coverage for:
- Evacuation up to $100,000
- Repatriation up to $20,000
- Emergency Reunion
- Lost Luggage, and more
If you experience a medical emergency while abroad, these plans provide coverage for medical evacuation to the nearest qualified medical facility; expenses for reasonable travel and accommodation resulting from the evacuation; and the cost of returning to either the home country or the country where the evacuation occurred up to certain maximum benefits. As always, review the various policies, benefits, and coverage to insure you have the policy you need and are comfortable with.
Travel Medical or Evacuation Only Coverage
When traveling abroad, you have a choice. You can buy a medical evacuation plan to cover the expenses listed above. However, they do not include other benefits, specifically medical care for emergencies. A Travel Medical Insurance Plan would cover evacuation but also covers medical care in the country where you are traveling abroad. They also provide other benefits not included in med-evac only plans. Med-evac plans are also typically annual plans so the cost is higher. You can get more affordable evacuation coverage along with other benefits of a travel medical plan for a specified period of time or a single trip. Our most popular travel medical plan is the Atlas Travel medical plan:
- You choose between the basic essentials and more extensive coverage.
- Meets Schengen visa insurance requirements.
- 24/7 worldwide travel and emergency medical assistance.