MASA is not a health insurance agency, so no physical or underwriting is required. MASA is an emergency air transportation and medical service membership.
If you are traveling domestically (U.S. or Canada) or in a foreign country and suffer a serious illness or injury that requires specialized treatment not available locally, MASA will fly you to the nearest appropriate medical facility capable of providing the treatment you need when the medical facility is more than 100 air miles from the original place of departure. MASA will arrange your transportation upon certification by an attending physician and MASA’s medical director.
If you are hospitalized more than 100 air miles from your place of residence, and your treating physical along with MASA’s medical director, determine it is medically necessary to transfer you to a medical facility closer to your permanent residence, MASA will take you to that facility.
Each case will be determined by the attending physician and MASA’s medical director as to where the best treatment center for the member is.
MASA will arrange emergency ground ambulance transportation from the site of a serious illness or injury to the nearest appropriate medical facility, for you and one significant other (spouse, friend or family member), capable of attending to your needs. MASA will also then transport you to the airport should you have to fly to another facility for treatment.
Remember, you must first be admitted to a local facility and be deemed stable enough to fly.
Platinum Membership Qualifications
- Must have a U.S. / Canadian address ( P.O. Box is acceptable) or address to repatriate too
- Will not fly eminently terminally ill patients. Must be healthy enough to withstand the flight
- No Age Limit
- No Health Underwriting
- Services Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States
- Ground Ambulance Transportation to nearest airport
- Organ Retrieval
- Organ Recipient Transportation
- Recuperation/Repatriation to nearest available hospital
- Mortal Remains Transport
- Family Membership includes husband and wife and any children up to age 23
Platinum Family Membership $390.00 A Year
Single Membership $290.00 A Year
Areas of Service
All of the USA (including Alaska and Hawaii), all of Canada, all of Mexico, the whole Caribbean (excluding Cuba), Bahamas, and Turks & Caicos.
MASA’s Aircraft Medically Equipped
MASA’s aircraft are located throughout the world but especially in the western hemisphere. All MASA aircraft are medically equipped and depending upon the medical requirements of the individual member/patient, appropriate medical personnel will accompany the member on the flight free of charge.
Your attending physician and MASA’s medical director determine when you will be flown and to the appropriate hospital. You must be checked in to a local hospital to be stabilized for the first 24 hours. Once the decision has been made that you are stabilized, MASA takes charge of all the details and expenses.
Platinum members may also participate in the MASA MedFlash Progam. MedFlash is a USB flash-drive that stores a member’s medical history. Designed to hang conveniently from a key-chain, the information in the emergency medical record (EMR) storage unit is immediately accessible by the treating physician or the member’s advocate in a medical crisis. If the member misplaces, loses, or even forgets the flash-drive when traveling, there is no need to worry. At your request, MASA can also access that information and communicate directly with your healthcare provider in a medical emergency.
- NO deductibles
- NO claim forms
- NO age limits
- NO health questions
- NO dollar limits on air transport costs
- Even pre-existing medical conditions are covered after only 90 days
Qualified and Experienced
- ALL experienced medical personnel are Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Paramedics, Registered Nurses and Physicians
- Trained medical crews stand by at strategic locations across the world
- A highly trained support staff handles each medical emergency with expertise and care
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Q: How does MASA work?
A: MASA was founded in 1974 and are the largest prepaid medical emergency service company in the world. In your time of need, a simple phone call to one of the MASA professionals gets you started. All medical trip arrangements, all transportation costs, all other services are provided to you by MASA.
Q: Does MASA work while I am at home?
A: Absolutely! When you are in need of specialized medical treatment not available locally, MASA will fly you by air ambulance to the hospital that can best attend to your needs. If you become ill or suffer an injury that requires local transportation by ground ambulance or helicopter, MASA will be there for you.
Q: How do I get home after I am hospitalized?
A: MASA will return you to the airport nearest your permanent residence following hospitalization, either by air ambulance transport or commercial return, depending upon your particular circumstances. In addition, if you are hospitalized away from home for more than seven days, MASA will fly a family member or friend, via round trip airfare, to visit you.
Q: How much does an air ambulance flight cost?
A: Air ambulance transportation is expensive, sometimes $50,000 or more. In most instances, health insurance or Medicare coverage pays little, if any of this expense and they do not provide the other benefits that MASA provides to you absolutely free of charge.
Q: What happens if I pass away while away from home?
A: MASA will make the arrangements and pay for the return of a member’s remains to the commercial airport nearest to the member’s permanent residence.
Q: Will MASA take care of my minor children if I have to be air transported?
A: Yes. MASA will transport your children, with escort, back to their home. What’s more, MASA will bring your minor grandchildren back to their parent’s home if you require air transport while they are visiting or staying with you.
Q: Will you bring my motor home, automobile or motorcycle back to my permanent address if I require air ambulance transport?
A: Yes. MASA will provide a bonded driver to return the vehicle and furthermore, MASA will pay for gas and oil utilized in returning the vehicle back home.
Q: Where can I use MASA’s services?
A: MASA’s basic area of coverage is all of the USA (including Alaska and Hawaii), all of Canada, all of Mexico, the whole Caribbean (excluding Cuba), Bahamas, and Turks & Caicos.
Q: Where are MASA’s air ambulances located?
A: MASA’s aircraft are strategically placed throughout various regions in the western hemisphere. All MASA aircraft are medically equipped and depending upon the medical requirements of the individual member/patient, appropriate medical personnel will accompany the member on the flight free of charge.
Q: What is the price of a MASA membership?
A: A Single membership is $240.00 per year and a Family membership is $390.00 per year with a $60.00 initiation fee.
Q: Why should I purchase a MASA membership?
A: An unexpected and serious illness or injury can occur, either while you are home or traveling, which requires specialized medical care not available locally. MASA provides this service to you absolutely free, with no deductibles, no out-of-pocket expenses and anyone can join regardless of age or medical condition.