AirMed

AirMed offers comprehensive, reasonably-priced medical air transportation services available as fee-for-service or membership plans. Membership plans have a range of options to cover various travel needs.

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Whether you are traveling in your home country or overseas, unexpected injuries and illnesses can result in hospitalization far from home. Health and travel insurance may not cover the expensive, medically-supervised transportation you need to get to a hospital close to home. Specialty aircraft and medical escorts offer this service to individuals, families, and organizations through membership programs and insurance navigation support.

Medical air transport membership programs offer emergency air evacuation and repatriation. Members pay an annual fee for the plan, which is a fraction of the cost of a medical air transport. Other medical air transport companies provide these services on a trip-by-trip basis and help clients navigate health or travel insurance.

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Coverage 9/10
Customer support 10/10
Age restrictions 10/10
Accreditation 10/10
Broker or fleet 10/10
Cost 9/10
Ease 10/10
Warranty 7/10
Cancellation 7/10
Coverage
What services are available?
Aeromedical transport and evacuation, and much more
Customer support
Ease of access
Phone support 24/7/365, Online
Age restrictions
Are there age restrictions?
No
Accreditation
Accredited by CAMTS, or member of AAMS?
AAMS – Yes, CAMTS – Yes
Broker or fleet
Direct or indirect air carrier?
Direct air carrier
Cost
Monthly fee
Depends on the plan you choose
Ease
How easy to put to use?
Very easy; help is a phone call away
Warranty
Is a warranty available?
No warranty
Cancellation
Cost or difficulty to cancel?
Check with customer support for details
Age Score:
9
50-65 Years
9
65-75 Years
9
75-85 years
9
85-Above

Travelers of all ages may benefit from medical air transportation, especially seniors. Unfortunately, age-related issues may interrupt travel and require hospitalization. This is especially difficult when traveling far from home. There are no age restrictions for membership with AirMed, but there are no senior-oriented plans, either. 

Other services may benefit seniors of all ages in both planning and enjoying their travel. For example, AirMed offers worldwide prescription assistance and medical consultation. It also provides security advisories and safety assessments before and during your trip.

Health Score:
10
Great Health
9
Good Health
8
Fair Health
7
Poor Health

Advancing health issues may concern seniors who are traveling far from home, whether the destination is domestic or international. Medical air transportation plans like those from AirMed may provide some peace of mind. Seniors who are in great or good health and face unexpected illness or injury on a trip can benefit from medical air transport services. 

Although AirMed advertises that pre-existing conditions are accepted, some restrictions may apply. Seniors who are hospitalized immediately before or at the time of enrollment may not be eligible for transport related to the same or a similar condition. Seniors who travel to seek medical treatment are not eligible for transit.

Pros:

  • Members can save with multi-year plan discounts. If you know you will be traveling regularly in the next one, three or five years, you can receive a discount by purchasing a membership plan for all of your upcoming travel.
  • AirMed offers a variety of trip-length options. You can sign up for coverage for trips ranging from 14 days to one year.
  • AirMed is the only American company to win the International Travel Insurance Journal’s “Air Ambulance of the Year” title for two consecutive years. 
  • Canadian citizens may be eligible for coverage and medical transportation.
  • Dependent children up to age 26 may be eligible for coverage through family plans.
  • AirMed owns and operates its own fleet of planes. This means the flight coordinators are intimately familiar with each of the planes they utilize for transportation. 
  • If something happens to your medication while you travel, AirMed offers prescription assistance.

Cons:

  • Traveling companion return travel is not included. Many other companies include transportation for one family member or business partner in their membership. AirMed offers this option only if there is room on the aircraft without jeopardizing member care.
  • International and long-range transport may be subject to additional charges. 
  • Potential members may not be eligible if they were hospitalized at the time of enrollment.
  • Emergent patient transfer is not included. Members need to arrange local travel assistance as needed.

Bottom Line:

AirMed offers comprehensive medical transport and travel services. It stands out from its competitors because of its accreditations and staff certifications. AirMed offers medical transport services through both fee-for-service and membership plans. Plans are available to individuals and families who travel as little as 14 days or live overseas. It is the only American company to win the International Travel Insurance Journal’s “Air Ambulance of the Year” title for two consecutive years. AirMed is a great choice for a reasonably priced and complete medical air transport membership for individuals or families.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I enroll for coverage?

To request a fee-for-service transport, you can fill out a form online or call AirMed directly. You can enroll for a membership by filling out a form on AirMed’s website. You can also renew your membership through the website.

Who decides if I am transferred?

You can request a medical transport when you are 150 miles or more from home. Your physician and AirMed will determine if you are (1) medically stable enough for the transport and (2) a medical escort is necessary.

How do my current health conditions affect my eligibility for services?

If you were hospitalized up to 30 days before you enrolled in MedAir, you may not be eligible for transport for the same or a related condition during the first 30 days of your membership, and/or you may not be accepted for membership. 

More Information:

Product Details

Overview:

AirMed offers both fee-for-service and membership plans for medical transportation when you are 150 miles or more from home. 

  • Medical transport and Medical solutions
  • Medical transport to the hospital of your choice
  • Worldwide medical and second opinion referrals, consultations, prescription assistance
  • 24-hour logistics center
  • Security advisories before travel and safety assessments during trip
  • No copay, no deductible 
  • Coverage at home and when travelling (unlimited US trips and up to 90 consecutive days overseas)
  • No medical necessity or nearest appropriate facility clauses
  • Pre-existing conditions accepted
  • No financial limitations, claim forms, out of pocket expenses
  • Benefits
  • Medical jet transport, bedside-to-bedside, hospital of choice
  • 24/7 Logistics center
  • Foreign travel advisories and threat assessments
  • Transport of mortal remains

Package Details:

  • Annual Individual Plan, $265-one year, $625-three year, $1050-five year
  • Annual membership for individuals with overseas trips up to three months long
  • Top feature: medical air transport and other benefits
  • Annual Family* Plan, $385-one year, $1050-three year, $1600-five year
  • Annual membership for individuals with overseas trips up to three months long
  • Top feature: medical air transport and other benefits
  • Short-term Individual Plan, $115-14 days, $180-30 days
  • Short-term membership for individuals
  • Top feature: medical air transport and other benefits
  • Short-term Family Plan, $215-14 days, $335-30 days
  • Short-term membership for families
  • Top feature: medical air transport and other benefits
  • Student Abroad Plans, $400-one year abroad
  • Membership for student enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university outside of the US or Canada 
  • Top feature: medical air transport and other benefits
  • Extended Stay Plans (Expat Plans), $595-one year individual, $935-one year family
  • Membership for trips  
  • Top feature: medical air transport and other benefits

*Family: primary member and spouse or partner and up to five dependent children up to age of 26 who share primary member’s residence. 

Optional Accessories or Add-on Services: Non-emergency medical transportation service is available.     

Additional Company Details

Contract Details: Members may cancel at any time, but no refund will be provided. AirMed will not reimburse members for expenses they incur on their own. International and long-range transport may be subject to additional charges. 

Warranty:N/A

Accreditations: 

Accredited by: 

  • Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS)
  • European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI)
  • US Department of Defense (DoD) 

AirMed is BBB Accredited and maintains an A+ rating.

Company Details: AirMed has delivered over 18,000 transports. The company employs FAA flight dispatchers to plan safe and efficient trips. The Director of Medical Operations is an RN, and the Medical Director and Affiliate Medical Director are both MDs.

Contact: 

AirMed International, Inc. 
950 22nd Street N #800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Tel: 800-356-2161    
Email:help@airmed.com
membership@airmed.com
Website: https://airmed.com/

Jennifer Brooks - Senior Advisor

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