How Emergency Medical Evacuation Pays
You may need to seek medical attention if you become sick or injured while on your trip. If adequate medical treatment is not available in the immediate area, you may need emergency medical evacuation, medical repatriation, or, in the event of your death, repatriation of remains.
TravelSafe will cover up to $1,000,000 in emergency medical evacuation expenses. This is dependent upon which plan you purchase, so be sure to read your policy.
Legally Qualified Physician and the Program Medical Advisor
The local attending legally qualified physician and the program medical advisor must determine that the transportation is medically necessary to treat the unforeseen illness or injury.
Emergency Medical Evacuation
While on your trip, you may need medical care, and adequate care may not be available in the immediate area. Emergency Medical Evacuation will be arranged to medically transport you to an appropriate facility capable of providing necessary treatment.
Suffering an injury while traveling can really put a damper on your trip. That’s especially true when you still have to make your way home. These coverages can come in handy when you need these substitutions for recovery on a cruise ship cabin or hotel room.
Economy Transportation for One Visitor
If you’re traveling alone and are hospitalized for more than 7 consecutive days without requiring emergency evacuation, TravelSafe will pay to transport one person, chosen by you, by economy transportation, for a single visit to and from your bedside.
Unattended Children Under 18
If you are in the hospital for more than 7 consecutive days and your children who are under 18 years of age and accompanying you on your trip are left unattended, economy airfare transportation will be paid to return the dependent to their home.
Hospital of Choice
Subject to terms and conditions, you may choose to be transported to a hospital in a city within the U.S. The hospital cannot be located within your primary place of residence, and the maximum amount payable is limited to the cost of transportation to your primary place of residence.
Dispatch of a Physician
Benefits will be paid for the travel expenses incurred and medical services provided by the dispatched physician if the local attending, legally qualified physician and program medical advisor cannot adequately assess your need for medical evacuation or transportation.
Return of Remains
In the event of your death during your trip, return of remains helps cover the expenses to return you back to your primary place of residence in the U.S. or to the place of burial.
It is especially important to read your plan documents. Read the exclusions to understand what will disqualify travelers from Emergency Medical Evacuation.