Evacuation during a Medical Emergency
Get a quote for medical evacuation coverage, which can cover the cost to transport you to a suitable medical facility for treatment during a travel emergency.
What is Medical Evacuation Coverage?
Medical evacuation coverage responds in the event of unexpected medical emergencies that can happen at any time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says travelers should consider purchasing a specialized insurance policy for their trip regardless if they have a domestic health insurance plan,
and travelers going to remote areas should consider medical evacuation coverage.
Arch RoamRight’s medical evacuation coverage affords coverage for you to be transported to the nearest suitable facility, or even home, in the event you suffer an accident or illness that is determined to be acute, severe or life threatening, and that
medically necessary treatment is not available in your immediate area.
Why You Need Medical Evacuation Coverage
Medical evacuations can be costly.
One Arch RoamRight traveler who had purchased a policy for just $28 suffered a medical emergency while in Europe. After several days in the hospital, it was decided he needed to return home to the US for long-term care. Arch RoamRight covered his repatriation
home, which cost $70,000. Read his story.
Who Should Buy Medical Evacuation Coverage?
In short, all travelers taking trips more than 100 miles away from home should look for medical evacuation insurance to be included in their travel insurance plan.
More specifically, evacuation coverage should be heavily considered by those taking trips to remote parts of the world – such as the Arctic region or Africa – where the distance to the nearest adequate medical care facility is greatest.
Other Benefits of Medical Evacuation Coverage
Other costs that are included in emergency evacuation insurance include medical services and supplies used during your transportation. Charges for medical escort expenses are included as well as expenses and escorts to transport your dependent children
back home, if necessary.
Furthermore, if you are traveling alone and are hospitalized for more than seven days, your medical evacuation coverage will pay to transport a friend or family member to be by your side. With such coverage, a medical evacuation coverage plan is well
worth considering as you evaluate your trip insurance needs. For these additional benefits, as well as the terms, conditions and exclusions pertaining to medical evacuation coverage, please consult a copy of your policy.
On some plans, medical evacuation coverage can be upgraded to transport you to a healthcare facility of your choosing, rather than the nearest adequate one. It can also be upgraded to cover a higher level of expenses if you want higher coverage limits.
Compare travel insurance plans or call us at 1-800-699-3845 for a quote today.
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