What is it?
Every plan up to now has included evacuation. To where? To the “nearest, best facility”, that’s where. That is, they will help you get you to a hospital that has both the skills and the equipment to treat you. What if that’s not where you want to be, or not where you want to recover after receiving treatment for your injuries. These plans will evacuate you, by air ambulance if necessary, once admitted to any hospital in the world, they will transport you to any hospital you would like to go to. Some plans will fly in a triage team to get you to a hospital or even pluck you from Everest base camp. Some plans additionally have political rescue provisions if the country you’re living in experiences civil unrest. These plans do not cover the cost of medical care in the country in which you are located.
Who is it for?
These plans are especially popular with people who still have insurance in their home country and might or might not also have a travel medical insurance plan. People living abroad who have medicare and/or those living in places with inadequate medical facilities who would prefer to get care back in their home countries for a variety of reasons.
Travel MedEvac is the most affordable evacuation plan on the market. With plans by the day starting at 4.00 USD, plans for trips of any length, 6 month plans and year plans, as well as a “Mexico Only” special for the many expats living just across the border. This is my number one seller for Mexico expats and when you get a quote you will see why. It will take you from any hospital where you are admitted to any hospital of your choice, when medically necessary.
Global Rescue is a comprehensive evacuation and rescue plan that provides benefits far beyond what is typically found in many evacuation plans. Global rescue can send in emergency field medical professionals to the site of an accident or potential evacuation, triage and evacuate a client and get them home to a hospital in the USA. They can also evacuate for a variety of security concerns with the security evacuation upgrade. They also have a team of medical experts at major hospitals in the USA that can provide expert consultation by phone to assess a situation and provide medical advice.
Medjet Assist is a membership plan that gets you from a hospital in timbuktu to the hospital in your home town by air ambulance for one low annual fee. MedjetAssist® is the premier air medical transport membership program for travelers. If you are hospitalized 150 miles or more from home, Medjet will arrange air medical transport all the way back to your hospital of choice in your home country — regardless of medical necessity. Most travel insurances and platinum card benefits programs will get you to the “nearest acceptable facility”, Medjet gets you all the way home.