Got a trip planned? Protect yourself and your loved ones. When traveling 100 miles or more from home*, you can rest easy knowing you have a global network of doctors, assistance personnel and emergency benefits. You’ll be safe and sound from air to ground.
Emergency medical evacuation
Monitoring of treatment
Replacement of lost or stolen travel documents
Transportation to join a family member in the hospital
Return of minor children
Pre-travel and security information
Coordination of hospital payments and insurance
Medications and vaccines
Transfer of money
Return of mortal remains
*Home is defined as the address listed on member’s ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
Q. How do I access the Global Travel Assistance Service?
A. Call the toll-free number on the back of your membership card. If the toll-free number is not accessible from the country you’re traveling in, call Global Travel Assistance collect.
Q. When can I use the service?
A. Global Travel Assistance will help with any type of illness or injury, regardless of the severity.
Q. Are there any times Global Travel Assistance cannot help?
A. Global Travel Assistance cannot help you if you’re traveling against the advice of a physician, need assistance related to a natural disaster or traveling to a country that is not deemed safe for travel.
Q. How does Global Travel Assistance help find medical care?
A. Global Travel Assistance has a global network of over 50,000 providers. The network contains hospitals, clinics and doctors, as well as other providers in the travel insurance industry, such as air ambulances, house call doctors and medical escorts. Global Travel Assistance members are referred based on the medical specialty needed, location, language, office hours, training, etc.
Q. Does Global Travel Assistance require that I go to certain hospitals, doctors or clinics?
A. You should contact Global Travel Assistance before choosing a hospital so that we can refer you to facilities that we have previously worked with. If you go to other providers, we cannot be certain of the level of treatment. However, Global Travel Assistance will provide the same services regardless of where you are treated.
Q. What happens in the event I am hospitalized?
A. Notify Global Travel Assistance as soon as possible. They will then monitor your care and work through the details of foreign hospitalizations. They will promptly speak with the treating doctor to assess your condition, treatment plans and whether or not an evacuation is necessary. Global Travel Assistance will update your family, employer and personal doctor as needed. Also, they will coordinate all insurance verifications and admission details.
Q. How does Global Travel Assistance facilitate hospital admissions?
A. Global Travel Assistance coordinates all billing and insurance verifications, including settling any guarantees of payment. This ensures that there is no delay or denial of medical treatment because you cannot make the up-front payment or your insurance is not recognized.
Q. What if the local facilities are not able to provide treatment?
A. If facilities are inadequate, the Global Travel Assistance Regional Medical Advisor will report on the safety of an evacuation, any medical needs you may require en route and evacuation plan details. Global Travel Assistance will consult with all parties involved and fully manage the evacuation.
Q. Once I am released from the hospital, do the services end?
A. Global Travel Assistance helps you until you have returned home or have received final treatment.
Q. Will I always get a discount when I use my membership card?
A. Not necessarily. Each pharmacy determines their own retail pricing.
Q. Why didn’t I get a discount at the participating pharmacy?
A. Many pharmacies price some prescriptions at or below cost in order to draw customers to their store. If you present your discount card and the price is higher than the pharmacy’s retail rate or sale price, you will always pay the lowest price available.
Q. What if the pharmacy doesn’t recognize the card’s name?
A. Always make inquiries in person and be sure to bring your card with you. If the pharmacy still has questions, have them call the Pharmacist Help Desk number on the back of your membership card.
Q. Is this a co-pay insurance card?
A. No. This membership is a discount card offering reduced prices. You are responsible to pay the pharmacy 100% of the discounted price.
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Arrange second opinions
Transfer medical records
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Articles, videos and Health Encyclopedia
Weekly Health Tip emails from doctors
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Q. How does this benefit work?
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Q. Will the medical information I share remain confidential?
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