Why we like it:
WE RECOMMEND the MedJet Emergency Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Insurance for international students and students traveling abroad on Gap Year. Also recommended for faculty traveling for research or students needing an evacuation-only plan to return them home to the hospital of their choice for care/treatment.
It provides air medical transportation services to the hospital of the member’s choice within their home country, There are no health questions, no deductibles, no “out-of-pocket expenses, no claim forms.
Note: Must have U.S. or Canadian residence to enroll/purchase. Can renew from anywhere in the world. If coming to the USA, call about availability for your country of origin/residence.
- International students looking for an evacuation-only plan
- Has options for short-term, 3 or 6 month, or annually
- Will return you home to the hospital of your choice – No questions asked
- No medical cost caps, no claim forms, no preexisting conditions or exclusions.
Emergency Evacuation International Student membership for students, faculty and academic work
Membership benefits designed for:
- Academic faculty
- Students attending university or other accredited educational programs
- Collegiate traveling more than 150 miles from home for academic research
For educational and leisure purposes, this membership provides air medical transportation services to the hospital of the member’s choice within their home country
No health questions, no deductibles, no “out-of-pocket expenses, no claim forms
This plan is “evacuation-only” (medical transportation), not health insurance or international student insurance. (All of our international student insurance plansdo include emergency evacuation as a benefit.) Please make sure you are covered in a medical emergency before purchasing stand-alone medical transportation only
Rates are reduced when choosing multi-year option.
Age 74 and older, please call Membership Services, 800-527-7478, for enrollment assistance and let them know you are a Good Neighbor Insurance client for the correct rates.
- Must have U.S. or Canadian residence to enroll/purchase – However, you can renew from anywhere in the world.
- If coming to the USA, call us about your country of origin/residence. Will medevac back to any hospital in your country of origin, not to another hospital in the USA. Call us for approved countries.
- “Medical tourism” and “medical travel” is not allowed (This plan is not intended for pre-planned travel for the purpose of medical treatment/surgery).
Current Premium Options
Choose : “For Student and Academic Faculty”
For short term travel:
8 days, 15 days, 21 days or 30 days
Up to 140 days
Expat 180 – Up to 180 consecutive days abroad
Expat 360 – Up to 360 consecutive days abroad
About Medjet Assist Emergency Medical Transportation Services
Good Neighbor Insurance is proud to offer Medjet’s Emergency Evacuation International Student membership (Collegiate International) for students and faculty (Medical transportation). These special air medical transfer memberships were designed for academic faculty and students attending university or other accredited educational programs who are traveling more than 150 miles from home. To accommodate most study-abroad semesters, the basic Collegiate International membership extends Medjet’s standard allowance of 90 consecutive days out of the country to 140 consecutive days.
Annual plans are also available for up to 6 month and 1 year increments. Rates are discounted for multi-year agreements.
MedjetAssist is the premier global and domestic air-medical transport membership program for travelers.
If you are hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, MedjetAssist will facilitate getting you back to your home country hospital of choice from virtually anywhere in the world.
Medjet asks no health questions (under age 75), has no adventure travel exclusions, co-pays or cost limitations. There are no claim forms, no deductibles, no out-of-pocket expenses. The whole process is handled as your benefit of membership. There are never any additional charges whatsoever after your membership fee is paid.
For Extended Stays
A Member traveling, living or otherwise staying outside his or her Home Country for an uninterrupted period in excess of 20 consecutive weeks is not eligible for short-term membership services under Medjet Collegiate International membership. They should enroll in one of the Student Expatriate Memberships available.
Expatriate Annual Memberships are available for faculty and students who will be traveling outside of his or her Home Country in excess of 20 consecutive weeks. They are available in increments of 180 days and 365 days.
Members will also need to maintain appropriate health insurance in their Home Country that will provide for in-patient admission when returned home from abroad.
About this Medjet Student (Annual) Plan
Definition of Student, Individual and Family
Attending university or other accredited educational programs who are traveling more than 150 miles from home. To accommodate most study-abroad semesters, the basic Collegiate International membership extends Medjet’s standard allowance of 90 consecutive days out of the country to 140 consecutive days. For those overseas longer than 140 days, please select our Emergency Evacuation for expatriate membership program.
Available to residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico under the age of 75. An Individual Membership includes the individually identified Member only.
Available to residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico under the age of 75. A Family Membership includes a Primary Member, his or her spouse or domestic partner, and up to five (5) of their unmarried dependent children (including step, foster, and legally adopted children) under the age of 19 (or under the age of 23 if the dependent is a full-time student in actual attendance at an accredited school or college) who are dependent on the Primary Member for support and maintenance. Families larger than 7 members can either choose between pro-rating additional dependent children or purchase two annual family plans.
If eligible as a dependent, family members added during the term of a family membership will be covered at no charge upon notification to MedjetAssist prior to initial departure from the Residence Address as defined in the rules and regulations. To qualify as a dependent child, the child must reside with the Primary Member or be a full-time student in actual attendance at an accredited school or college, and be chiefly dependent upon the Primary Member for support.
REGARDING MEDJET MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION
Medjet medevac plans are not “search and rescue” plans. And Medjet staff are not “first-responders.”
It won’t get you off the side of a mountain or rescued at sea. You must be able to get to a local medical facility. Once there, if you need medical care they will bring you to the hospital of your choice in America, or your home country. If you’re physically able to fly commercial, you will be accompanied by medical personnel. If commercial air travel is not medically tenable, members are transferred by fully medically equipped aircraft. MedjetAssist International Collegiate Membership medical transport services are limited to two (2) separate medical transports per Membership Year. Except for repatriation transports involving multiple enrolled family members requiring simultaneous repatriation. Under these circumstances, each family member will receive one (1) transport.
For more, see the Rules & Regulations.pdf
A Member must be medically stable for medical transport. Assuming all other medical transport criteria are met, a Member who is initially considered medically unstable for transport to the hospital of the Member’s choice in the Member’s Home Country may first be transported to the nearest appropriate medical facility for initial stabilization. After this initial stabilization, MedjetAssist will arrange continued transport to the hospital of the Member’s choice in the Member’s Home Country. This is if the Member continues to meet medical transport criteria.
MedjetAssist members can also be transferred without regard to medical necessity. This means members, as long as they are hospitalized as an inpatient, can choose to be transferred to another hospital in their home country. This is true even if the facility they are in is considered adequate. The choice is yours as long as the transfer will not further compromise your health or life.
Private Air Ambulances
Medjet has access to more than 300 available private air ambulances staffed with highly qualified pilots and specially trained emergency medical personnel. They are ready to launch at a moment’s notice from more than 50 locations worldwide. Telephone interpretation is also provided when necessary. Also emergency message relay. Members receive help with foreign-language interpretation over the telephone when they are having difficulty communicating with local medical specialists. They simply call our toll-free number (800-963-3538 or call 205-595-6626 in the U.S., Canada or the Caribbean) or call collect from anywhere in the world.
MedjetAssist has no limit on the cost of a medical transfer. Many companies and insurance plans place caps, some as low as $25,000, on the total amount available for an air-ambulance. But a medical transfer between Europe and America can run more than $70,000. Middle East and South American flights range from $60,000 to $100,000. Transfer from Asia often exceeds $130,000.
Here at Good Neighbor Insurance it is very important for us to connect with you.
As an international service provider, we want to be sure that you are taken care of while you, your family, and your friends are traveling or residing around the world. It is our honor to serve you!