AirMed Member Benefits;
Terms & Conditions
Evacuation and Repatriation Services
Should a member become hospitalized as an inpatient more than 150 miles* from home**, domestically or internationally, at the member’s request, AirMed will provide the member with air medical transportation bedside-to-bedside to the hospital of their choice within the U.S. or Canada provided that the hospitals are more than 150 miles apart.
Air Medical Transportation to a Specialty Facility
If an annual member is hospitalized as an inpatient and requires the services of a U.S. or Canadian specialty hospital located more than 150 miles* away, AirMed will provide air medical transportation to that facility, provided the member is unable to travel by commercial means without a medical escort. The member’s attending physician as well as the AirMed physician must agree to the medical necessity of this transport. Requests for transportation to a Specialty Facility within the first 90 days of membership are subject to approval by AirMed.
24/7 Worldwide Medical Services Hotline
This program connects members 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to the worldwide resources of AirMed including medical and second opinion referrals. Members have access to AirMed’s Medical Communications Center professionals who will provide information about how and where to obtain medical care while traveling, including medical monitoring and coordination with local health care professionals.
Transport of Mortal Remains
In the unfortunate event of a member’s death while traveling more than 150* miles from the address listed on the member’s enrollment application, AirMed will make all necessary arrangements, at no additional cost, to return the mortal remains to a funeral facility in the city of the member’s primary residence as requested by the family.
If a member requires emergency legal assistance away from home, AirMed will arrange without charge to the member an initial telephone consultation with an appropriate attorney***. If referral to an attorney in another jurisdiction is required, referral is included without charge. The final selection and all fees and costs associated with an attorney will be the full responsibility of the Member.
Emergency Call Relay
AirMed will receive or transmit emergency messages between you, your family and your employer. We are available to you 24/7, every day of the year.
* Mileage is statute and calculated using the great circle formula
**Home is defined as the home address listed on the member’s enrollment application
***AirMed does not guarantee the quality of the legal advice nor shall AirMed be liable for any consequences arising out of the services provided by the lawyer or legal professional.
AirMed Member Terms and Conditions
AirMed memberships are available to United States and Canadian Residents up to the age of 75 at the time of enrollment. ‘U.S. resident’ definition shall not include U.S. pacific territories and other outlying areas within the Pacific Ocean. Family coverage is limited to a spouse or partner (a living arrangement in which an unmarried couple lives together in a long-term relationship that resembles marriage) and up to five (5) dependent children up to the age of 26. If a birth or legal adoption occurs during the year of a family membership, the new dependent is automatically covered upon notification to AirMed.
AirMed membership is valid for unlimited U.S. and Canadian travel and international travel with a limit of 90 days of unbroken travel per trip. For international travel in excess of 90 days of unbroken travel per trip, AirMed offers an Expatriate membership.
Air Ambulance evacuation and repatriation flights international or domestic will be performed if an inpatient hospitalization is required, and it is determined that the remaining hospital stay can be completed at a hospital nearer the member’s home, and the member is unable to return to their home hospital via commercial airline without a medical escort. Aircraft used for the medical transport of AirMed members are fully equipped intensive care aircraft staffed with specially trained medical teams. However, if the member’s condition permits, the member may be transported by scheduled commercial airline, at AirMed’s expense while accompanied by an AirMed medical escort or medical team.
If in the case of a member’s discharge from a hospital facility located more than 150 miles from home and they are unable to travel on a commercial airline without a medical escort due the medical condition, AirMed will provide the member with air medical transportation back to the member’s residence within the U.S. or Canada. After AirMed accesses the member’s medical condition, AirMed may perform the transport with a medical escort via commercial airline.
Air medical services are limited to two separate flights per annual membership per year; except for repatriation flights involving enrolled multiple family members requiring simultaneous repatriation. Under these circumstances each family member will receive one fully paid flight.
AirMed must make all arrangements for medical evacuation and repatriation. Since AirMed is a membership program and not an insurance plan, AirMed will not reimburse members for expenses they incur on their own. Decisions regarding urgency of the case, the best timing and the most suitable means of transportation will be made by the AirMed medical department after consultation with the local attending physician and the patient’s receiving physician. AirMed provides members with fixed-wing air ambulance service.
Both the originating and receiving hospital must be reasonably accessible by ground ambulance to transport the member to and from an airfield capable of accommodating an AirMed or one of its authorized affiliates aircraft. The cost associated with transportation from ships, isolated areas or islands to an airport accessible to AirMed aircraft is not covered and will be the responsibility of the member. Your membership does not include helicopter evacuation.
Due to the limited medical facilities and testing available on cruise ships, in some cases the AirMed Medical Director may require the member to be admitted to a hospital on-shore before dispatching the AirMed aircraft.
Due to the high risk of sending U.S. registered aircraft and personnel into countries where the U.S. State Department, Department of Transportation, or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued travel restrictions, membership services are subject to exclusion in these areas.
Family members, business associates, and/or traveling companions may accompany the patient, at no additional cost, on AirMed aircraft during transport, providing space is available and the patient care is not compromised.
Passengers accompanying patients transported on scheduled commercial aircraft will be responsible for their own airfare. Payment of membership fee entitles the member and the member’s enrolled family to the membership services as published at no additional cost to the member.
While AirMed makes every effort to accommodate its members, the patient and an accompanying passenger are limited to one small carry-on bag each due to limited space available on medical aircraft. AirMed will arrange for additional luggage to be forwarded at the member’s expense.
Membership is valid only after payment has been processed & member agrees to and is fully compliant with billing terms as outlined in long form Terms & Conditions provided at time of enrollment. By enrolling as a member you accept and agree to the terms and conditions of membership.
In regard to the safety of our pilots and medical crew onboard transport flights, in conjunction with FAA regulatory standards regarding airborne pathogens and flight crew’s ability to perform required emergency procedures, and in compliance with restrictions imposed by the U.S. State Department or others, members will not be entitled to air medical transport benefits if their illness or injury is a result of or is contributed to by the following:
War, invasion or civil war;
Suicide or attempted suicide or intentional self injury;
A member’s own criminal or felonious act, or sustained while the member is in a state of insanity;
For the first 30 days of membership, a member may not be eligible for a transport due to illness or injury if the member was hospitalized for a related condition within 30 days prior to the membership effective date.
A member suffering from a psychiatric or mental disorder that is not manageable and will not allow safe transport within the confines of the ground ambulance and aircraft may not be transported;
A member being evaluated for or on an organ transplant list prior to enrollment will not be entitled to a transport for conditions related to that transplant;
A member who is hospitalized at the time of enrollment will not be eligible for transport benefits for that hospitalization and may not be accepted for membership entirely;
A member with contagious airborne pathogens may not be transported;
A member traveling outside of the United States and Canada for the sole purpose of seeking medical treatment, whether inpatient or outpatient, experimental or otherwise, will not be eligible for air medical transport benefits for that specific medical condition;
A member beyond the second trimester of pregnancy may not be transported if the transport request relates to the pregnancy.
A member with mild lesions, simple injuries such as sprains, simple fractures or mild conditions which can be treated by local doctors and do not prevent the member from continuing his or her trip or returning home does not qualify for air medical transport.
Short Term Memberships (1-14 days and 1-30 days)
All of the above rules apply to Short Term Memberships with the following exceptions: Short term memberships do not include domestic transport to Specialty Facilities and are limited to one flight per membership during the effective dates of the membership. All Short Term Memberships will become effective at 12:00 midnight on the selected date and expire at 11:59 p.m. on the termination date.
Term; Automatic Renewal & Billing
The Membership term is one year, beginning on the date of purchase. A Renewal or Automatic Renewal within a current Membership term extends the existing expiration date of the Membership by one year; such renewal term begins the day after the current term ends. When an expired Membership is renewed, the new Membership term is one year, beginning on the date of renewal.
Each Membership will automatically renew each year for additional one-year periods that commence on the day after the previous term ends unless (i) you notify Member Services by telephone, at 800-356-2161, of your decision to opt out of Automatic Renewal Membership; (ii) you have elected to opt-out of Automatic Renewal Membership at the time of enrollment, or (iii) your Membership is cancelled or AirMed terminates your Membership.
Membership fees will be billed monthly (unless annual billing selected at time of Membership purchase and payment made in-full) and automatically to the credit or debit card (other than a debit card that always requires a PIN) you provided when you enrolled in Membership or the form of payment we currently have on file for you. If Membership is purchased under Monthly Payment Option and effective on date of purchase, member will be billed first month of membership on enrollment date. Within 3 business days, the member will be billed payment equivalent to the second month of payment*. The third payment will be made/charged 30 or 31 -days after membership begins (i.e. At the beginning of the second month of coverage). Payment four and all future payments will occur on the same day of each month (numerically) as third payment (Example: If payment three is 10/10/2012, payment four will be on 11/10/12, payment five 12/10/12 etc…). If membership is purchased under Monthly Payment Option and elected to go into effect at a future date, the member will be billed first month of membership on date of enrollment. A second billing will take place on the date that the member has elected to start membership*. The third payment will be made/charged 30or 31 -days after membership begins (i.e. at the beginning of the second month of coverage). Payment four and all future payments will occur on the same day of each month (numerically) as the third payment.
When you enroll in Membership in AirMed and do not opt out of Automatic Renewal prior to your renewal date, or if you renew your Membership in AirMed and your account shows that you have not opted out of Automatic Renewal, upon renewal, the then current Membership will renew for one year and billing will continue on annual or monthly basis (as selected at time of Membership purchase ) Fees will be billed to: (i) the form of payment we currently have on file for you that was used to enroll in the Membership, (ii) the form of payment we currently have on file for you that you provided to us at the time of renewal, (iii) the form of payment we currently have on file for you that you updated through accessing account online or by calling Member Services at 800-356-2161.
*AirMed requires second payment under terms outlined above to ensure membership coverage does not lapse / become invalid due to expired or declined credit card. Should a member’s card decline or expire, AirMed will contact the member to update payment method without a lapse in coverage during this 30-day period.
You have the right to cancel your Membership at any time. If you cancel Membership, you are required to pay in-full amounts owed for current year Membership. Subject to the foregoing, you may cancel your Membership by: (i) calling Member Services at 800-356-2161or (ii) contacting us via email at email@example.com
AirMed reserves the right to terminate your Membership immediately if (i) Annual billing is not paid in-full, (ii) credit or debit card on file used for recurring monthly billing is not valid, declined, cancelled or AirMed does not receive payment for other reason.