International Emergency Evacuation Coverage is a flexible plan benefit which will ensure that you are able to get care when you need, regardless of local availability or standards of care.
An international health insurance policy which includes emergency evacuation coverage will ensure that you are able to be transported to a center of medical excellence in a situation where you are unable to receive the necessary medical treatment at your immediate location.
Emergency Evacuation Insurance Coverage works like this:
Let’s say that you are on vacation to a very beautiful country which may not have first world standards of healthcare or infrastructure. In the event that you suffered a medical emergency you would be taken to a local hospital which, depending on you condition, may not be able to provide the care you need.
If the local hospital is unable to provide the necessary treatment then your emergency evacuation coverage will help to transport you to a medical facility which can provide the required care.
In some cases this medical evacuation could be to a superior hospital in the country you’re in, in others you could be transported to a neighboring country, and still in others you could even be repatriated back to your home country.
Where you go, and how you are evacuated, will depend on the severity of your condition and the healthcare you require and the exact conditions of your global health insurance policy. But Emergency Evacuation insurance coverage means that you will get the care you need, even if you have to take a flight to get there.
Without international health insurance coverage the costs of healthcare, if you’re outside of your home country, can be extremely expensive. But the everyday expenses of healthcare around the world pale in comparison to the costs associated with an emergency medical evacuation.
If you need to be medically evacuated then the costs of that evacuation can easily reach US$200,000, and if you’re being evacuated you most likely already have a serious medical condition which has been costly to treat.
The costs of an emergency medical evacuation, should you ever need one, can be astronomical and very hard for a normal individual to afford. While a medical emergency requiring evacuation doesn’t happen every day, when it does it is hugely expensive.
If you would like to receive a free quote for an international health insurance plan which includes emergency evacuation coverage please complete the short form at the top of this page. You can also read more about our quotes by clicking Global Health Insurance Quotes from CCW.
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