An Illinois couple traveled to the Dominican Republic, expecting to have a great time. What they had, instead, was a medical emergency that cut their vacation short. The wife suffered an aneurysm and needed immediate care. Because the couple was unfamiliar with the foreign medical system and hampered by the language barrier, the husband chose a medical evacuation (MedEvac) to get his wife to a Miami hospital. This couple was lucky enough to have a travel policy that included provisions for this type of situation.
Did You Know?
A short, 15-minute MedEvac flight can cost in excess of $8,000, depending on the level of care required.
Travel Policy Description
As successful families travel more frequently, especially internationally, the odds of encountering a burdensome medical emergency or even an attack or kidnapping increase. Handling an emergency overseas is daunting; unfamiliarity with the medical system, the standard of care, the language and laws can leave one feeling vulnerable. The right travel policy eases the financial, logistical and legal issues associated with an overseas travel emergency.