June 23rd, 2007

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Medjet Assist: medical evacuation membership explained & AARP discount

Medjet, a medical evacuation company in Birmingham, Alabama has been selected by the AARP as a travel provider of choice. AARP members will get an 18 percent discount on MedjetAssist memberships.

A standard medical evacution (med-evac) policy with travel insuarnce plans gets you to the nearest “best care facility” – which could be anywhere in the world. So if you get injured on vacation in Japan, you’ll probably not be covered for a trip back to America since there are perfectly good hospitals in Tokyo.

With Medjet Assist, if a Medjet member is hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, Medjet picks the patient up and provides an air ambulance service to whatever hospital the patient chooses. So MedJet would come get you from that hospital in Tokyo and bring you home (or wherever your hospital of choice is).

MedJet charges $225 per year for individuals up to 75 years old. For $350, there is a family plan including two adults and five minor children. A “Diamond Plan” for travelers age 75-85 costs $395 per year. Coverage for individual trips is also offered.

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