Seasoned travelers know that no matter how much planning is done prior to taking a trip, unexpected disruptions can occur. Of course, getting injured or becoming seriously ill is usually the last thing on anyone's mind while jetting off on a vacation or business trip. If it does happen, however, a MedjetAssist membership card could be a lifesaver ... literally.
An emergency evacuation program, MedjetAssist will send a medically equipped and staffed aircraft to pick up members who are hospitalized more than 150 miles away from home and fly them to the hospital of their choice. The cost of a regular membership (available to residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico who travel domestically and internationally) starts at $250 annually, with Short-Term Memberships as low as $95. The rate seems nominal when you consider the fact that air medical evacuation usually costs tens of thousands of dollars.
MedjetAssist evacuations have included transports from Honduras to Columbus, Ohio, and from Uganda to Taylorsville, North Carolina. With the shrinking U.S. dollar and rising gas prices, more and more Americans are choosing to travel stateside. In response to the growing trend in domestic travel, the company also launched a limited-time-only membership program for those traveling within the continental United States, at a lower rate of $175 annually.
Tailored membership options are also available for seniors, expatriates and students. MedjetAssist has grown since 1998 from 5,800 members to over 56,000 in 2007 and was named the exclusive provider of worldwide air ambulance and medical repatriation services for AARP.
For more information about MedjetAssist, visit www.medjet.com