following the accident, Paull, 48, was taken to the only medical care available
– a hospital in
joined MEDJET Assistance just prior to my trip,” said Paull. “Once I contacted
them, I was able to rest easier. They took care of everything. They monitored
the medical care I was receiving in
MEDJET Assistance is an annual membership program providing air medical transportation to its members should they become hospitalized due to accident or illness virtually anywhere in the world. The program transports members, free of charge, to the hospital of their choice, most often in medically equipped and staffed jets.
was taken via ambulance on a five-hour ride to a
people believe their travel insurance policy will immediately transport them
home should they require hospitalization,” said Roy Berger, president of Birmingham,
Ala.-based MEDJET Assistance. “But the truth is that most insurance policies
only cover you for transportation to the nearest hospital, which in Paull’s case was not up to the standards we’re used to in
has been home for about 10 days now and is still recuperating. He believes if
he were not a MEDJET Assistance member, he might still be in
In operation since 1991, MEDJET Assistance currently has more than 50,000 members, with membership growing at a rate of approximately 25 percent a year. Annual membership is $195 for an individual or $295 for a family.
In addition to medical transportation, MEDJET Assistance provides a number of travel services to its members, including medical referrals; medical monitoring and consultation; language interpretation; emergency message relay; legal referrals; visa, passport and immunization information; and transportation of mortal remains.
“As more people learn of us, they’re realizing that this is a remarkably smart and affordable way to protect themselves and their family,” said Berger.
MEDJET Assistance is a worldwide air medical evacuation and
emergency consultation service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Members are guaranteed transport to the hospital of their choice, anytime they
are more than 150 miles away from home – either in the
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Note to editors: Roy Berger and Mike Paull are available for interviews. Photographs are also available of Mike Paull and MEDJET Assistance aircraft.
For more information, contact:
770.522.8855, ext. 220