Over 10 million travelers are hospitalized abroad each year, millions more while traveling domestically. And, as recent news illustrates, safety while traveling has become a concern.
Like most people, you may assume your travel insurance, business travel coverage, health insurance, or platinum credit card benefits will help get you home in the case of a medical or security emergency while traveling. But make sure to read the small print: the medical transport and evacuation benefits tend to be (very) limited.
Medjet is a global air medical transport and security crisis response membership program for travelers. Recommended in Forbes, Travel + Leisure and hundreds of other publications, it protects its members overseas.
The MedjetAssist membership provides coordinated hospital-to-hospital medical transfer if injury or illness occur during domestic or international travel. If hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, the Medjet member is transferred to their home hospital of choice, regardless of medical necessity, for the cost of the membership and nothing more. With memberships starting at $99, and medical transport costs ranging from $30,000 to over $150,000, why risk it?
The MedjetHorizon membership includes all the renowned medical transport benefits of a MedjetAssist membership, plus worldwide travel security, crisis response and evacuation services. Members have access to a 24/7 travel security network for in-country response to a wide range of safety concerns and threats while traveling including terrorism, natural disaster, political threat, violent crime, wrongful detention and more. These safety concerns are sadly a growing reality for today’s traveler, even in places once considered “safe.” MedjetHorizon can respond as soon as a member feels uneasy; there is no need to wait for government issued hard triggers or evacuation orders, which most travel insurance policies must wait for.
With holiday travel and winter activities approaching, consider protecting yourself with a Medjet membership. For more information and access the Wisconsin Medical Society’s discounts, visit Medjet.com/WisMed, or call 800.527.7478 and mention Wisconsin Medical Society. To learn more about the Society’s other member affinity programs, click here.
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