$500,000 per person
Medical Evacuation can provide coverage for transportation of a traveler to the nearest adequate medical facility in the event of a medical emergency during their trip. Repatriation can transport a traveler’s remains back home.
Emergency Medical Evacuation Benefit
If a Covered Person suffers a sudden accident or unforeseen illness, resulting in a life-threatening/limb-threatening medical condition, and We, or Our designee’s medical director, determines that adequate medical facilities are not available locally, We, or Our designee, will arrange for an emergency evacuation to the nearest or most appropriate provider capable of providing adequate care, without which there would be a significant risk of death or serious impairment. You must contact Us at the phone number indicated on Your identification card to begin this process.
In making our determinations, We, and/or Our designee, will consider the nature of the emergency, Your condition and ability to travel, as well as other relevant circumstances including airport availability, weather conditions, and distance to be covered.
Following any covered emergency evacuation, or if deemed appropriate by Our or Our designee’s medical director in consultation with the attending physician, We will pay for one of the following:
1. A return to the Covered Person’s permanent residence, or if appropriate, to a health care facility nearer to their permanent residence. Transportation will be provided by medically equipped specialty aircraft, commercial airline, train or ambulance depending upon the medical needs and available transportation specific to each case. Transportation must be by the most direct and economical route.
2. You will be transferred back to your original location or the location from which you were evacuated via a one-way economy airfare.
If Your transportation needs to be medically supervised a qualified medical attendant will escort you. Additionally, if We and/or Our designee, determines a mode of transport other than economy class seating on a commercial aircraft is required, We or Our designee will arrange accordingly and such will be covered by Us. Transportation shall not be considered Medically Necessary if We or Our designee’s medical director determines that the Covered Person can continue his/her trip or can use the original transportation arrangements that he/she purchased.
Return of Dependent Children: If the Covered Person has minor children who are left unattended as a result of their injury, illness or medical evacuation, We or Our designee will arrange and pay for the cost of economy class one-way airfares, and an escort as may be reasonably required, for the transportation of such minor children to their Home Country or Country of Assignment.
General Limitations/ Exclusions for Emergency Medical Evacuation and Repatriation after an Emergency Medical Evacuation Benefits
In addition to any of the general exclusions listed in Section VI. of this certificate, the following exclusions also apply to the Emergency Medical Transportation benefit:
1. Transportation shall not be considered Medically Necessary if We or Our designee’s medical director determines that the Covered Person is receiving adequate care in their current location.
2. Transportation shall not be considered Medically Necessary if We or Our designee’s medical director determines that the Covered Person can continue his/her trip or can use the original transportation arrangements that he/she purchased.
3. No more than one Emergency Medical Evacuation and/or Repatriation is allowed for any single medical condition of a Covered Member while covered under this Certificate.
4. No payment will be made for charges for:
a) services rendered without the authorization or intervention of Us or Our designee;
b) non-emergency, routine or minor medical problems, tests and exams where there is no clear or significant risk of death or imminent serious Injury or harm to You;
c) a condition which would allow for treatment at a future date convenient to You and which does not require emergency evacuation or repatriation;
d) expenses incurred if the original or ancillary purpose of Your trip is to obtain medical treatment;
e) Any expense for medical evacuation or repatriation if the Covered Member is not suffering from a Serious Medical Condition, and/or in the opinion of Our designee’s medical director, the Covered Member can be adequately treated locally, or treatment can be reasonably delayed until the Covered Member returns to his/her Home Country or Country of Assignment.
5. Medical transport services will not be provided to a Covered Person who has a diagnosis of, or is suspected of having, a Biosafety Class Level 3 (and above) pathogen as classified by either the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Emergency Family Travel Arrangements
If a Covered Person is Hospital Confined due to an Injury or Sickness for more than 7 days, is likely to be hospitalized for more than 7 days or is in critical condition, while traveling outside of his/her home country, the Insurer will pay up to the maximum benefit as listed in Benefit Overview Matrix for the cost of one economy round trip air fare ticket to, and the hotel accommodations in, the place of the Hospital Confinement for one person designated by the Covered Person. Payment for meals, ground transportation and other incidentals are the responsibility of the family member or friend.
With respect to any one trip, this benefit is payable only once for that trip, regardless of the number of Covered Persons on that trip. The determination of whether the Covered Person will be hospitalized for more than 7 days or is in critical condition shall be made by the Administrator after consultation with the attending physician. No benefits are payable unless the trip is approved in advance by the Plan Administrator.
This benefit is available only to Covered Persons who are traveling outside of their Home Country while covered under this Certificate of Coverage.
The benefit for all Bedside Visits is listed in the Benefit Overview Matrix.
Repatriation of Mortal Remains Benefit
If a Covered Person dies, while traveling outside of his/her home country, the Insurer will pay the necessary expenses actually incurred, up to the Maximum Limit shown in the Benefit Overview Matrix, for the preparation of the body for burial, or the cremation, and for the transportation of the remains to his/her Home Country. This benefit covers the legal minimum requirements for the transportation of the remains. It does not include the transportation of anyone accompanying the body, urns, caskets, coffins, visitation, burial or funeral expenses. Any expense for repatriation of remains requires approval in advance by the Plan Administrator.
The Insurer will not pay any claims under this provision unless the expense has been approved by the Administrator before the body is prepared for transportation.
This benefit is available only to Covered Persons who are traveling outside of their Home Country
The benefit maximum for all necessary repatriation of mortal remains services is listed in the Benefit Overview Matrix.
No benefit is payable if the death occurs after the Termination Date of this Certificate of Coverage. However, if the Covered Person dies while coverage is in effect, eligibility for this benefit continues until the earlier of the Termination Date of this Certificate of Coverage or 7 days after the Termination Date.