Emergency Medical Evacuation

In today’s environment where individuals travel overseas frequently, it is important to have a plan that includes coverage for emergency medical evacuation.

That brings up the important question, what is emergency medical evacuation?

For those of you who don’t know, emergency medical evacuation – also referred to as “med evac” – provides transportation from one facility to another in the event that medical treatment cannot be provided locally. This benefit can refer to transportation to 1) another facility within your host country, 2) another facility in another country or 3) another facility in your home country. The location is typically decided based on doctor recommendations and most plans will cover the closest facility that is recommended.

Depending on the plan you are interested, benefits may vary in terms of what the plan provides.

One popular option is our Liaison Traveler plan which is designed to offer emergency medical evacuation, repatriation of mortal remains, accidental death and dismemberment, and other incidental coverage and services for persons traveling outside their home country. This plan provides $250,000 for emergency medical evacuation alone! Additionally this plan is offered in various coverage period to allow you to get the coverage you need!

Posted by Jennifer Frankel

Jennifer is the International Director at International Student Insurance. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Florida where she holds a Masters in International Business and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She has lived and worked abroad in Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and England, and traveled extensively in South America, Europe and Asia.

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