‘Know exactly what to expect before you need help’
Travel writer Michael Hodgson reviews medical evacuation insurance in Hi Travel Tales, combing through the fine print of various policies and explaining what travelers can expect:
Whether you are counting on your travel insurance plan, the coverage as part of your premium credit card benefits, or a superior home health insurance plan with international coverage, read the fine print when it comes to its medical evacuation policies. Know exactly what to expect before you need help. In most cases, you will have to pay for transportation and accompanying care up front, arrange for it yourself, go to a hospital or doctor of choice (meaning their choice and extremely select) and get medical approval from a doctor of choice before medical evacuation to your home hospital can be arranged.
Medical evacuation coverage from companies such as Ripcord means you have one point of contact – Ripcord. Its representatives will arrange all of the medical help and resources you need – evacuation specialists, doctors, medical personnel who will accompany you every step of the way — and coordinate all of details from injury or illness to getting you home.