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Does Insurance Cover Air Ambulance Transport?


Does Insurance Cover Air Ambulance Transport?

When the need for a medical air ambulance arises the last thing you want to worry about is how you will pay for it. In that moment, the emergency medical treatment necessary for yourself or a loved one is the only thing that matters. The reality, however, is that costs relating to medflight services will need to be settled, so it’s important to understand how insurance factors into the medevac equation.

How Much Does Air Ambulance Transport Cost?

Air ambulances are technologically advanced, fully equipped, professionally staffed emergency vehicles that require strict attention and maintenance in order to function flawlessly. As such, costs relating to fuel, aircraft type, and number of flight nurses and other medical personnel on board all factor into cost. Without insurance, and depending on the air ambulance company, a medflight within the USA could cost anywhere from the low thousands to tens of thousands; international flight costs can get as high as a few hundred thousand dollars. Depending on the insurance company’s policy, coverage could take care of nearly the entire bill.

What Can I Do Now?

Check with your insurance provider to find out their specific policies on the use of medical air ambulances. Consider purchasing additional coverage if restrictions are too rigid, especially if you travel frequently or plan to travel in the future. A Health Savings Account can also help reduce medflight costs.

At iLife Flight, we can assist you in all insurance-related areas of air ambulance transport. From determining the specific costs of your medical air ambulance flight to obtaining payment from your insurance company, our flight coordinators understand how insurance companies operate and will work out every detail. At iLife Flight we are committed to providing cost-effective, high quality customer care and can answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days week. Call (800) 538-9875 to receive a no-obligation cost estimate, or contact us online to learn more about our expert medflight services.

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