Looking up from his chart, Dr. Ayala offered his recommendation to the patient before him.
Luke had never imagined he’d be in this situation when he drove his family down to Mexico. But there he lay in the hospital bed regardless.
“You are stable enough for evacuation to the hospital you’ve selected in the U.S.” A wave of relief washed over him as he squeezed his wife’s hand.
The current situation was far from ideal, but it was going to be manageable with the medical evacuation coverage he’d signed up for ahead of time.
Are you prepared like Luke for this possibility?
What Is Medical Evacuation?
Some citizens of the United States choose to have medical procedures in Mexico, but others like yourself may be placed in these situations unexpectedly. Because you can’t plan for them, the next best thing is looking into medical evacuation insurance.
What does the process look like?
When you find yourself hospitalized more than 150 miles from home:
- Your attending physician first determines whether an evacuation is warranted
- The care team communicates this need to the insurer who then connects them with your hospital of choice
- Any family members are either flown to the receiving hospital in the same transport or booked a commercial flight
An earlier reunion of you and your loved ones is the goal.
Air-medical transfer provides expert healthcare services during the entire trip. You and your family members will rest easier knowing you’re on your way to recovery and the trusted support of your local community.
If you ever played the game of telephone as a kid, you know information can get mixed up when passed along. So you’d naturally guess this is especially common when it’s relayed across international lines right?
Not in this case. Your medical evacuation provider will continually be in touch with the admitting and receiving hospital’s staff, your loved ones, and your employer.
After defining this type of specialty insurance, the next step is determining how much you’ll need.
How Much Medical Evacuation Insurance Is Enough?
Our neighbor to the South provides many picturesque locales to have an amazing vacation, but our bodies don’t always get the memo. Due to this fact, purchasing the right amount of coverage (just in case) is important.
Medical evacuation travel insurance is different from your current health or travel insurance because it covers air-medical transport. What are some other areas it encompasses?
- Ground ambulance transportation
- Telephone interpretation
- Hospital to hospital transfer
With the average cost of an ambulance ride in California being $750, you’ll be pleased not to see it on your final medical bill.
And unless you speak fluent Spanish the language barrier can be even more pronounced in times of a health crisis. With immediate action needed in these particular moments, you’ll appreciate an interpreter.
Transfer fees can also quickly add up. There’s a lot of paperwork and processes that must be followed to the letter. Covered in your plan, these won’t even cross your mind because they won’t negatively affect your bank account.
Luke, like many snowbirds, travels to Mexico in his RV each year to escape the cold. Some plans may even help with transporting your motorhome back to its parking spot in the U.S. How cool is that?
Ultimately your individual situation will be considered when putting together the ideal package.
And where do we come in?
Medical Evacuation and RVInsurances.com
There’s a reason travelers to Mexico look to us as experts.
RVInsurances.com founder, Marty Adair, has been a licensed Property and Casualty Broker since 1997. He started his insurance career working in his family’s insurance business where they specialize in Mexico tourist Auto Insurance.
While assisting customers with their Mexico Insurance policies he realized there were large groups that travel to Mexico in their high valued RVs to vacation. It soon became apparent that there was a need for specialty RV insurance that would extend coverage across the US and Mexico border that could save his RV clients thousands of dollars per year.
Today RVInsurances.com provides the best possible service to the RVING community.
We are a full service insurance agency specializing in full-time and part-time RV enthusiasts. We represent the top rated RV specialty insurance companies in the nation to provide the best possible policy for the right price. We are licensed in many states to help with your RV insurance needs.
Get a free medical evacuation quote today!