When we were asked to review Emergency Assistance Plus, we were wondering how we could possibly need anything more than travel insurance when travelling overseas. Discussed below is our personal opinion of Emergency Assistance Plus.
What is Emergency Assistance Plus?
Emergency Assistance Plus is a group of networks that exists to get you the proper medical care when you would need it most. They are committed to getting you the care you need and getting you home if necessary by providing customised medical, security and travel assistance to over 10 million travellers across the world. Emergency Assistance Plus comprises of 32 medical assistance companies with response centres in 53 locations on 5 continents with access to 1500 air ambulances world-wide. To us, that is a pretty comprehensive service to offer this type of assitance worldwide.
Who Is It For?
Emergency Assistance Plus is the ultimate backup plan for anyone travelling away from home. They are there to handle any crisis that may arise and help you with any difficult circumstances through medical evacuation, medical assistance, travel assistance and also assistance of your travel companions.
You may be thinking why would you need anything else if you already have medical insurance? Well, Emergency Assistance Plus is the important gap between your medical plan and the emergency expenses that insurance plans never pay (for example, emergency helicopter or ambulance evacuation).
Emergency Assistance Plus will also oversee all your treatments to ensure you get the best possible service and keep your loved ones in the loop with a 24 hour/day message centre so that your family can rest easy. We think this service is unique, as we know that our family would love that reassurance if anything was to happen to us when we are overseas.
How Does It Work?
In the event of an emergency, all you need to do is call the toll-free number which is available 24 hours a day and Emergency Assistance Plus will be on your case immediately. It is most important that you are adequately cared for and that your family members are aware of your circumstances. Depending on your medical condition, Emergency Assistance Plus will organise for a round trip ticket for a loved one to be by your bedside if needed, even if you are on the other side of the world! Something we think is a major plus when you are going through an medical emergency. Family members are the extra love you would need in an emergency.
Need Some Help Before You Travel?
Emergency Assitance Plus can even help when you are planing your trip and assist you in making the right decisions before you set off. They offer the latest details on consular services, inoculations, visas and travel advisories. Also, anytime during your trip you can call them to get the most up-to-date security intelligence on areas you may be travelling to. We think this is an added benefit especially if there is political unrest or unforeseen natural environmental disasters.
What Is The Cost?
We think that the premium is fairly reasonable due to the amount of coverage given to take care of the gap that most travel insurance plans, don’t cover. They are currently offering a risk-free 30 day trial to access the program and you are able to cancel at anytime. You are covered as soon as you sign up for your risk-free trial.
Our Final Assessment
Emergency Assistance Plus makes sure you are covered during any travel emergency whether it is a security issue or medical assistance needed. They are the safety net where your travel insurance plan falls short and have your best interests in mind. We think they are like a big brother that looks out for you when abroad in countries. We always say if you can’t afford travel insurance you can’t afford to travel. It may be necessary to have the added piece of mind, being covered for the gap that is left behind and that is where Emergency Assistance Plus will definitely pick up the pieces when travelling to far off places around the world.
This review was made possible by Emergency Assistance Plus. Visit their website for more information.