The kids will soon be out of school, and families are starting to look ahead to summer vacation plans. Everyone’s ready for a trip, and family meetings are taking place to decide where to go. Whatever’s chosen, the main consideration is that it has to be something fun and entertaining for the whole family!
We all want a trip that’s free of worries. We all hope that no one gets sick or hurt while away. Unfortunately, though, something could go wrong on the trip that is unforeseen, and help is needed, possibly urgently. A family member might need medical attention, and coming up with the right amount of money to get the best possible care is the last thing anyone wants to think about.
Why Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance could be an option for many before they set out on their vacation. Depending on how far the trip is, what valuables you might be taking, and what sort of activities you will be doing are some examples of what might need to be considered in deciding whether or not to take out travel insurance.
Jeff Reeves of USA Today, in his article “Should I Buy Travel Insurance” lists some types of travel insurance available. The categories are Medical, Evacuation, Cancellation, Baggage, and Death and Dismemberment. For example, under the “Evacuation” heading, Jeff states,
“if you’re abroad and must deal with a natural disaster or political unrest, getting to a safe place in a strange land is a harrowing experience. It can also be incredibly expensive. Travel insurance can help cover the cost of getting out of harm’s way.”
As to his recommendations on whether to buy travel insurance, he suggests that peace of mind counts for something. So his thought is “if you’re a worrier, it’s difficult to put a price tag on peace of mind.” He also advises checking your health insurance for travel coverage or seeing if your credit card holds insurance coverage. Also listed in the article are some reputable sources to look into purchasing the insurance if you decide you need it.
From Vacation To Medical Evacuation
Please consider that no matter where you travel emergencies can happen. For example, you are excited about your 25th high school reunion. You fly back to your hometown and enjoy a wonderful evening visiting with old friends. And, then it happens – you have a heart attack! Well, you sure didn’t plan on that happening – did you? You are rushed to the local emergency room, you are stabilized and admitted. You are going to be fine. However, now you need a minimum of 6 weeks cardiac care. Your insurance company would rather you be back home with in-network caregivers. And, your family wants you home where you can heal, too. But, you need medical care in flight while being transported home. Ask your case manager to contact us, Aero Jet Medical. We will handle all of the insurance paperwork that is needed and get you home safely.
We Take Care Of The Details
Aero Jet Medical’s flight coordinators are available around-the-clock to handle all insurance pre-authorization needs. The team works directly with hospital case managers and insurance providers to streamline the authorization process through an in-house automated system. From eligibility and benefits verification to filling out and transmitting insurance forms, Aero Jet Medical handles all insurance requirements.
In the unfortunate event that you need air ambulance services, we believe case managers should spend less time filling out paperwork and more time at the patient’s bedside helping them. So, our system is convenient and does not require information to be entered multiple times. For a free insurance evaluation, please simply click here.
Considerations For Travel Insurance
In a Consumer Reports article “Should You Buy That Travel Insurance”, they suggest 6 questions you might ask yourself when weighing your options. They are:
- How many choices does the seller give you?
- Is this insurance too cheaply priced – or overpriced?
- Can you get a pre-existing medical condition waiver?
- Does the policy provide health care?
- What about medical evacuation?
- What don’t you need?
Reasons To Buy Travel Insurance
Another great resource explaining why someone should consider travel insurance is “11 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance” , written by a licensed travel insurance agent named Damian. He lists circumstances that you may not have considered such as:
- You need to cancel your trip
- You miss your connection
- Your flight is canceled
- A hurricane damages your destination
- A terrorist event occurs
- You get sick or injured on your trip
- Your baggage is delayed or lost
- Your passport is lost
- You need an emergency medical evacuation
- Your travel company files bankruptcy
- Your need emergency assistance services
We’re Here If You Need Us
Obviously, none of us envision any of these unfortunate events occuring when we are planning our fabulous vacation, but the possibility is there. So purchasing some travel insurance may be worth your consideration.
We provide air ambulance services every day in all areas of the globe. In the unfortunate event an emergency did arise while traveling and you need medical evacuation, we at Aero Jet Medical want to assure you that we are fully equipped to provide the best in critical care and are ready 24/7 to go to all parts of the world to assist you.
Stay safe and enjoy your travels!
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