"To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing." - Anonymous
If we dwell too deeply upon the risks that face us every day, we'd never get out of bed, cross the street, drive a car, board an airliner, and we certainly wouldn't travel! Whether you're heading out the door to run an errand, for vacation, or a business trip, there are a wide variety of goods and services available to the smart and experienced traveler. Some of these fall into the medical category. We may consult with a medical travel clinic. We pack a first aid kit. We may purchase supplemental medical insurance coverage. But if the unforeseen happens, is the coverage you have sufficient to get you back home?
Should you become ill enough to require hospitalization, or be involved in an injury accident here, or abroad, does your medical insurance adequately cover the cost of getting you back HOME, wherever you may be? Home to medical practitioners and facilities that you trust? Look closely at your current coverage, and you may be surprised to find there are strict limitations on medical transport and evacuation.
We recommend that all of our clients carry medical evacuation coverage of some type. The best provider we have found is MedjetAssist. The membership benefit is simple - if you’re ever hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, MedjetAssist will arrange medical transfer for you to the hospital of your choice in your home country at no additional charge. And if your hospitalization occurs in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada or Mexico, they'll also recover your motorcycle as special benefit of the Motorcycle Transfer Protection Program ($35 upgrade per motorcycle). Medjet will arrange to get you to the medical facility of your choice in your home country, and your motorcycle to the nearest shop or dealership to your home. Specifically:
- Air medical transport services to the hospital and doctor of choice in your home country regardless of medical necessity.
- Return of the motorcycle to the member's shop or dealership of choice should the member be hospitalized.
- Return of motorcycle if the member is treated on an "outpatient" basis, but diagnosed as 'Physically unable" to ride by a Medical Physician***
- Transport of mortal remains back to the place of burial
24-hour Physician consultations
- Translations for medical services when traveling internationally
- Medical and Legal referrals when traveling internationally
** Motorcycle return is limited to the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and Mexico up to $3,500.- limit.
*** Motorcycles will be returned to the shop or dealership of choice either within the members' city of primary residence, or city closest to the members' primary residence.
For additional information on MedjetAssist's Motorcycle Transfer Protection Program, or to enroll online, please click on MedjetAssist's logo above or below. Should you choose to enroll, GlobeRiders receives a portion of your enrollment fee as an agent's bonus, but the actual cost to you is unchanged. We have used MedjetAssist's services in the past - we know they work as advertised and that they stand behind their product. We are proud to have them as a sponsor.