$1,000,000 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, Medical Repatriation, and Return of Remains
When You suffer loss of life for any reason or incur a Sickness or Injury during the course of Your Trip, the following benefits are payable, up to the Maximum Benefit Amount shown in the Schedule of Benefits.
1. Emergency Medical Evacuation: If the local attending Legally Qualified Physician and the Program Medical Advisor determine that transportation to a Hospital or medical facility is Medically Necessary to treat an unforeseen Sickness or Injury which is acute or life threatening and adequate Medical Treatment is not available in the immediate area, the Transportation Expense incurred will be paid for the Usual and Customary Charges for transportation to the closest Hospital or medical facility capable of providing that treatment.
a) If You are traveling alone and will be hospitalized for more than three (3) consecutive days and Emergency Evacuation is not imminent, benefits will be paid to transport one person, chosen by You, by Economy Transportation, for a single visit to and from Your bedside.
b) If You are in the Hospital for more than three (3) consecutive days and Your dependent children who are under eighteen (18) years of age and accompanying You on Your Trip are left unattended, Economy Transportation will be paid to return the dependents to their Home (with an attendant, if considered necessary by the Program Medical Advisor).
2. Medical Repatriation: If the local attending Legally Qualified Physician and the Program Medical Advisor determine that it is Medically Necessary for You to return to Your primary place of residence because of an unforeseen Sickness or Injury which is acute or life-threatening, the Transportation Expense incurred will be paid for Your return to Your primary place of residence or to a Hospital or medical facility closest to Your primary place of place of residence capable of providing continued treatment via one of the following methods of transportation, as approved, in writing, by the Program Medical Advisor:
i) one-way Transportation;
ii) commercial air upgrade (to Business or First Class), based on Your condition as recommended by the local attending Legally Qualified Physician and verified in writing and considered necessary by the Program Medical Advisor; or
iii) other covered land or air transportation including, but not limited to, commercial stretcher, medical escort, or the Usual and Customary Charges for air ambulance, provided such transportation has been pre- approved and arranged by the Program Medical Advisor. Transportation must be via the most direct and economical route.
HOSPITAL OF CHOICE
Subject to the terms and conditions of item #2, You may choose to be transported to a Hospital in a city within the United States of America other than Your primary place of residence, but the maximum amount payable is limited to the cost of transportation to Your primary place of residence.
3. Return of Remains: In the event of Your death during a Trip, the expense incurred will be paid for minimally necessary casket or air tray, preparation and transportation of Your remains to Your primary place of residence in the United States of America or to the place of burial.
If benefits are payable and You have other insurance that may provide benefits for this same loss, We reserve the right to recover from such other insurance. You shall:
a) notify the Company of any other insurance;
b) help the Company exercise the Company’s rights in any reasonable way that the Company may request, including the filing and assignment of other insurance benefits;
c) not do anything after the loss to prejudice the Company’s rights; and
d) reimburse to the Company, to the extent of any payment the Company has made, for benefits received from such other insurance.
These benefits will not duplicate any other benefits payable under the Policy or any coverage(s) attached to the Policy.