$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.
MEDICAL EVACUATION AND REPATRIATION OF REMAINS
Benefits will be paid, up to the Maximum Benefit Amount shown in the Schedule of Benefits, when You suffer a covered Sickness, Injury, or Loss of life, during Your Trip, for the following:
Emergency Medical Evacuation
We will pay the Usual and Customary level of charges for Transportation Expense for an emergency Medical Evacuation to the nearest Hospital or medical facility where suitable Medically Necessary treatment is available, provided: 1) Your local attending Physician and We or Our Program Assistance Provider determine that Your condition is acute, severe or life threatening; and 2) that adequate Medically Necessary treatment is not available in Your immediate area.
Non-Emergency Medical Evacuation
Following a covered emergency Medical Evacuation or a covered Injury or Sickness, We will pay for a Medical Evacuation to return You to Your point of origin, Your primary place of residence, or to a Hospital or medical facility closest to Your primary place of residence capable of providing continued treatment, if Your local attending Physician and We or Our Program Assistance Provider determine that it is Medically Necessary.
We will pay for one of the following methods of transportation, as pre- approved by Us or Our Program Assistance Provider:
1) commercial air upgrade to Business or First Class, less refunds from Your unused transportation tickets;
2) other Transportation Expense.
Transportation must be via the most direct and economical route.
￼Hospital of Choice: You may choose to be transported to a Hospital in a city within the United States of America other than the city of Your primary place of residence. The maximum amount payable is limited to the cost of transportation to Your primary place of residence.
Repatriation of Remains
Benefits will be paid for covered Repatriation Expenses incurred, up to the Maximum Benefit Amount shown in the Schedule of Benefits, to return Your body to Your city of primary residence in the United States of America if You die during Your Trip.
“Repatriation Expenses” means expenses for embalming, local cremation, minimally necessary casket for transport and air transportation of Your remains and any other expenses required to comply with local laws or regulations to arrange transport of Your remains.
All Repatriation Expenses must be approved in advance by Us or Our Program Assistance Provider.
Additional Medical Evacuation Benefits:
The following are additional benefits that do not reduce the Maximum Benefit Amount payable under the Medical Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains Benefit.
Transportation to Join You: If You are or will be hospitalized for more than 7 days, We will pay, up to the cost of a single round-trip Economy Transportation ticket and, up to $200 per day up to 5 days for expenses for hotel nights, meals and local transportation for one person chosen by You to visit Your bedside, provided You are traveling alone and emergency Medical Evacuation or non-emergency Medical Evacuation is not imminent.
Transportation of Dependent Children: If You die or are hospitalized for more than 7 days, We will pay, up to the cost of a single one-way Economy Transportation ticket (less the value of applied credit from any unused return travel tickets) per person, to return Your Dependent children (and any accompanying minor persons under Your care) who are left unattended by Your death or hospitalization to their home (with an attendant, if considered necessary by Us or Our Program Assistance Provider.