Medical evacuation is an important international insurance benefit covered on all of Good Neighbor Insurance international medical travel and career insurance plans. Individuals, church groups, and other Christian-based organizations travel both domestically and abroad to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you’re on a mission trip, especially in remote areas then you should pay attention to things that could happen to you, such as accidents, natural disasters, disease, etc. What would you do if you were attacked by a disease while on an international mission trip? Depending on the sickness, you might need medical evacuation. Medical evacuation is very expensive, especially if you have to leave the country where you’re serving. Getting medical evacuation insurance will protect you, as well as the rest of your team, both inside and outside the country.
Medical evacuation can be done anywhere. Good Neighbor Insurance has several travel insurance companies who work with medical services in other countries, including medical evacuation. Often when people think of medical evacuation, they think of being flown somewhere else, but it is sometimes done on land or water as well. Most evacuation, though, is done by air because it is considered more effective. Because of this it’s highly recommended to get insurance that will cover you and your members for medical evacuation.
One recent example of medical evacuation are the doctors who were brought back to the U.S. with the Ebola virus in West Africa.
Evacuation cover is a vital component of any travel medical insurance plan. All of Good Neighbor Insurance medical plans, both short term (travel) and long term (career) include evacuation cover. Think of it like an ambulance (air or road) taking you from one medical facility to another. Here is a great chart at http://www.gninsurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Evacuation-Cover.pdf with some of our travel insurance plans and their medical evacuation cover. Call one of our professional international insurance agents here at our toll free number, 866-636-9100 / or our U.S. number at 480-633-9500 or email us at .
Have an amazing and safe travels!