Whether you are heading off for a refreshing vacation getaway, a cross-country trip for the holidays, or an important medical conference, you’ll hear those familiar words as you depart, “Have a safe trip!” We always intend to have a safe journey, but getting injured or becoming seriously ill while traveling can happen to any of us.
When we are traveling and become seriously ill or injured, our hearts yearn for home: a familiar place, our loved ones, and a medical team we trust. This is possible through MedjetAssist. Now, with an exclusive discount arranged for you by TMA Insurance Trust, when you travel, you can carry peace of mind right along with your luggage.
There is No Place Like Home
Imagine how you would feel if you and your family were injured in a car accident while on vacation. Knowing that every procedure or medical intervention has inherent risks and possible complications, will you feel confident in a distant, unfamiliar hospital? Would you not rather be home, surrounded by a healthcare team you know well and have grown to trust?
As a physician, you are more attuned to clinical quality than the average person. You know that not all hospitals adhere to the same standard. Even within the United States, patient outcomes, infection rates and quality of care vary considerably from one institution to another. In other countries the situation may be even more concerning. If you must accept the closest care available, you may find your family placed in a substandard facility while you struggle to communicate with an attending physician and staff who do not speak your language.
With MedjetAssist, you are in control. If you, your child or other family member becomes seriously ill and is hospitalized 150 miles or more away from home, MedjetAssist will arrange transport to the hospital of your choice: whether you choose your local hospital or a renowned Center of Excellence facility you feel is best.
If your loved ones are injured or seriously ill, they will be taken to the nearest healthcare facility. Most travel insurance covers transport to another medical center - but only if the attending physician determines that the transfer is “medically necessary.” With most travel insurance, you must rely solely on the attending physician’s assessment of the situation.
With MedjetAssist, TMA members are not impeded by medical necessity clauses. You are in full control of the decision. If your loved one suffers, you choose if you wish to continue their care at the present location or transport them somewhere else.
Fast Response, Comforting Support
If and when you determine to transfer yourself or a loved one, you will not have to find your way alone. At any given time, MedjetAssist has access to more than 250 private air ambulances staffed with highly qualified pilots and specially trained emergency medical personnel, ready to launch at a moment’s notice.
Regardless of the actual cost involved, all expenses of the air transport are fully covered from bedside to bedside. You will not have to think about dollar limits, deductibles, claim forms, co-pays or out-of-pocket expenses. You will also have access to a host of support services. Once MedjetAssist is notified of the emergency, medical staff will establish and maintain communication with you and the respective medical centers until the situation is resolved. You can also receive free legal referrals, telephone interpretation services and toll free communication with relatives, friends and business associates.
Peace of Mind and a TMA Discount
So plan ahead for peace of mind. Before your next trip, take advantage of this excellent coverage. A variety of plans are available - whether you want individual or family coverage, multi-year plans or plans as little as eight days. TMA members under the age of 75 have no restrictions on pre-existing conditions, and members up to age 85 can apply for coverage with a simple health questionnaire and statement from their physician.
This peace of mind has never been more affordable. TMA Insurance Trust has negotiated an exclusive discount for TMA members. Visit MEDJET.com/TMAIT or call Medjet at 1-800-527-7478 and refer to Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust to receive a 15-20% discount on annual plans.