Chart: Emergency medical evacuation coverage compared

August 18, 2010
Fares from Washington DC:

     Three companies specialize in airlifting injured or ill travelers from anywhere in the world back to a hospital or medical facility of their choice.

    OnCall International

    Medjet Assist

    AirMed

    Prices

    Short term: From $55;

    annual membership: From $225 (individual) $370 (family)

    Short term: from $95 (individual), from $170 (family); annual membership: $250 (individual), $385 (family)

    Short term: from $115 (individual), $215 (family); annual membership: $265 (individual), $385 (family)

    Hospital of Choice?

    Yes; specifies transport to "nearest facility of [customer's] choice capable of providing adequate care."

    Yes

    Yes

    Restrictions on pre-existing conditions?

    No*

    No*

    No*

    Required distance from home

    50 miles

    150 miles

    150 miles

    Short-term plan durations

    7-day, 14-day, 21-day

    7-day, 14-day, 21-day, 30-day

    1-14 days, 14-30 days

    * All three products exclude transportation for conditions present and/or inpatient hospitalization scheduled or recommended at time of enrollment will not qualify for transport

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