SkyMed

Who needs SkyMed?” The simple answer is… anyone who travels more than 100 air miles from their home as a vacationer, business traveler,timeshare owner, and North America’s burgeoning number of recreation vehicle owners would gain peace of mind from SkyMed TAKES YOU HOME. Should a critical illness or injury occur while traveling, a SkyMed membership takes you home. If you’re ill or injured, home — or your hometown hospital–is where you and your family need to be. Our definition of home is simple: Home is where you say it is. When struck by the unexpected, our service takes you home.

SkyMed rescue health insurance provided by American Insurance for Expats is designed for anyone traveling abroad that for any reason, may need to be brought back to the United States in case of a medical emergency.  Some of the people who carry SkyMed rescue insurance are individuals that maintain multiple countries of residence like senior citizen retirees, missionaries, students studying abroad and international travelers that participate in adventure sports.

Some of the challenges an individual may face in the event of a medical emergency in a foreign country are language barriers, time differences, and the added stress of being far from home in unfamiliar territory.   Skymed provides coverage for such benefits as emergency medical evacuation, repatriation, reunion and emergency assistance services.  In most cases, these coverages are not included in your domestic insurance policy.

SkyMed Coverage Highlights

SkyMed may be purchased for three months, six months or 12 months and can be rewritten for succeeding or subsequent periods.  Some of the coverage highlights include:

  • Political Evacuation coverage
  • Emergency Evacuation coverage
  • Emergency Reunion coverage
  • Return of Mortal Remains coverage
  • Returning Minor Children coverage
  • Emergency Travel Assistance Services

The Skymed rescue insurance is an excellent compliment to the international health insurance offered through American Insurance For Expats.  IMG is the underwriter of the international health insurance coverage, which is very thorough, however, emergency evacuation is not included.