Emergency Evacuation and Assistance

Coverage of emergency evacuations is usually included in many international medical insurance plans. In the event that emergency evacuation is necessary, international medical insurance companies will usually cover the cost of transporting a policyholder to the nearest suitable health centre. Emergency evacuation plans can also provide the policyholder cover for repatriation back to their homeland.

The majority of international medical insurers have a 24 hour service hotline available for policyholders to contact them for assistance in the unfortunate event of a medical emergency. International medical insurance providers have offices around the world with multi lingual staff that has extensive international knowledge, meaning that wherever you are, quality help is just a phone call away.

In an emergency situation, once your insurer is alerted, they will maintain constant communication with local emergency assistance centers, so as to provide the smoothest possible transition and best possible medical care. The insurance company will either put you in directly touch with the relevant assistance centre or act as a middleman for you.

In the event of a policyholder's death, most emergency evacuation plans will cover any costs involved in transporting policyholder's remains back to their home country. Insurance companies may also offer policyholders extra options, such as embalming and a zinc coffin. Cremation will usually only be covered by the insurer if it is legally necessary.

If you have any additional questions, or you would like to receive a free international comprehensive medical insurance quote, please contact our team of professionals today.

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