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Options for Medical Evacuation

Posted by Stuart Rose on

Options for Medical Evacuation

Getting sick overseas can be expensive—Very Expensive. Let's say you have a heart attack while vacationing on a small island in the Caribbean, but the hospital can't put in a stent; or you need complex, major surgery after an accident. You'll need an air ambulance ASAP. Without a medical evacuation (Medevac) policy, you'll have to pay "up-front" thousands of dollars. For example, I had a client in my Travel Clinic who required emergency surgery in the Grenadines, but then had to be flown to Miami two days later for further treatment. The cost? $55,000! But he was lucky. He had purchased a...

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