When you plan a vacation to the Bahamas, you no doubt envision a beautiful blue sea, climbing ancient Mayan ruins, or lounging by the pool with a mini-umbrella floating in your drink.
You probably don't think about needing an emergency medical evacuation after breaking your leg during a hike, or needing medical care after a scuba-diving accident or needing medical advice due to stomach issues.
With Global Rescue, you don't have to think about these things because they already have.
The Need for Insurance While Traveling
Nomadic Matt is a New York Times best-selling travel writer and creator of one of the most popular travel sites on the web. He's been traveling the world since 2005. That's over a decade of traveling abroad. You might be tempted to think nothing could surprise him, that he could handle just about anything traveling abroad could throw at him, and you'd be mostly right. He's shown that there's no need to fear traveling abroad. But Matt will tell you that every smart traveler has a backup plan. And his backup plan is travel insurance.
Anyone who's done a lot of traveling could provide a list of reasons travel insurance is a good idea, with topics ranging from puncturing an ear drum while body-boarding in the Pacific Islands to breaking an ankle while teaching locals how to jump rope in Central America. Legacy Global Development encourages international travel, but just as things happen at home, things can happen abroad. And just as medical insurance is important at home, medical insurance is important while traveling.
Medical Care While Abroad
Getting medical care in a foreign country can be intimidating. Getting medical care as a Global Rescue member in a foreign country is easy. Since 2004, Global Rescue has provided medical and travel services to travelers throughout the world. Their network of critical care paramedics, physicians, nurses and military special operations veterans provide unparalleled medical and travel services.
Medical Advisory and Evacuation Services
You're in a foreign country. Something's wrong but you're not exactly sure what it is. You don't know what to do. You could use some advice. Global Rescue staffs operations in six countries and provides members with immediate access to nurses, paramedics, and world class physicians.
Some problems require more than advice. Some might even require evacuation. Global Service members have access to over 1,000 contracted aircraft and 200 medical centers worldwide. All transport costs are included in the cost of membership. That means you'll never have to worry about finding the exact care you need while traveling abroad.
Field Rescue and Other Travel Services
If your travels take you more than 100 miles from home and you are facing a medical emergency, Global Rescue's team of military special operations veterans and first responders are there to help. Even if a field rescue doesn't require hospitalization, they will respond. If you are faced with a natural disaster, terrorist attack, government ordered evacuation, or civil unrest and need to evacuate, their extraction team will make sure you get home safe.
You don't have to wait for the disaster to benefit from their global services. Utilize detailed intelligence reports from their in-house team of intelligent analysts that can forewarn you of any potential travel hazard involving your destination.
How to Take the Worry Out of Traveling Abroad
Don't let the fear of a medical incident stop you from traveling abroad. Depending on the type of coverage and length of coverage you need, Global Services memberships start at around $30/month for an individual and $50 for a family plan, with discounts available for students.
The Global Travel Membership provides medical, security, evacuation, field rescue and intelligence services for travelers more than 100 miles from home.
The Total Care Membership provides 24/7 access to world-class virtual healthcare, including urgent and specialty consults, in addition to all the features of Travel Membership.
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