What would you do in the event of a serious medical emergency while traveling or living in Mexico?

If getting back home is important to you, then: 
SkyMed Medical Evacuation Plans give you and your family the Peace of Mind of knowing that wherever you are in the basic service area, should you suffer a serious or critical illness or injury, SkyMed is there to TAKE YOU HOME. We are the bridge back to your Medicare / V.A. / Private Health Insurance in the US or Provincial Insurance in Canada. That’s What We Do, and No One Does It Better!!  
Thousands of Americans and Canadians travel to Mexico every year for different reasons. Many decide to live in this beautiful country, others like to come for holidays, and others for business purposes. Regardless of the reason for visiting, a MedEvac service option is priceless when you most need it, just as important as your passport. 

SkyMed is an air ambulance membership program designed for Americans and Canadians traveling more than 100 air miles from home, though it also offers a 100 mile waiver for Expats spending more than 6 months in Mexico. Our membership plans are available ranging from a couple of days to 5 years. The basic coverage area covers 32 countries including all of the U.S. (Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Mexico, and Cuba. We also offer worldwide coverage with a Global Emergency Travel Service plan for medically necessary repatriations.    

It is important to have a SkyMed membership in place before a medical emergency occurs. Consider that Air Ambulance companies can charge tens of thousands of dollars for an Emergency Medical Evacuation.
Besides, SkyMed is an established international company you can trust with a proven track record since 1989, almost 30 years now: never a regulatory complaint and SkyMed still has Better Business Bureau Rating of A+.
Snowbird Annual Plans
Short Term Plans
Expatriate Plans
For weekenders and casual travelers,
SkyMed has daily plans as
low as $9 a day!
Frequent travelers or business 
travelers have year round
Peace of Mind!
Living in Mexico? SkyMed’s 
XPat Plans bring 
you home.
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1. Hospital-to-Hospital Emergency Air Transpor

2. Vehicle & Vessel Return

3.Visitor Transportation

Professional drivers for over-land, safe return of operable vehicles (autos, RVs, towed vehicles, motorcycles, trucks) and vessels.
Round trip transportation on a commercial flight for a family member or companion to be flown to the hospitalized patient.
 Medically equipped air ambulance transportation by fixed-wing aircraft, and we also make the arrangements. Ground ambulance to and from each hospital is included. 

5.Commercial Carrier Medical Escort

4.Transportation for Recuperation

​6.Minor Children /Grandchildren

We make the arrangements and pay for the private care of a nurse escort when the member is not permitted to travel as a regular passenger on a commercial flight. 
If as a result of a critical illness or injury, a member’s minor children or grandchildren (up to 19 years old), end up stranded, we will provide for the transportation and a companion attendant, if necessary, to return them home.  
After being discharged from the hospital, we will transport the member to his/her residence to recuperate at home.

8.Escort Transportation

9.Return Transportation after recovery

7.Physical Remains Return

Should an injury or illness result in a member’s death, we will provide for transportation of the member’s remains to the US or Canada. Transportation of the spouse/companion and the vehicle return service is provided. 
Member’s spouse/companion to accompany patient in flight on a private air ambulance, when space is permitted.   
Family plans always include air transportation for spouse/companion, even if member flights commercially.

We leave a window open for 60 days after the hospital release date, in the event of having complications and the patient needs to get back to the hospital.

10.Incidental Expense Allowance

12.Organ Recipient Transportation

11.Organ Retrieval

We will pay up to $200 usd for incidental expenses associated with a member’s medical flight. 
When it is more feasible to bring the member recipient to the donor organ, we will provide air transportation for the recipient and one family member. A nine month restriction applies to new member eligibility in organ retrieval and this service.
Should a member require a kidney, heart, lung, liver, or pancreas transplant, we will transport the donor organ to them. Individuals on transplant recipient lists at the time of the application are ineligible for SkyMed Membership. 
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  1. 13.Primary Driver Disability (PDDO)
    This service increases the protection of our traditional vehicle return (#2 on this list). The PDDO provides additional service for drivers who may become incapacitated but have not suffered a critical illness or injury.
  2. 14a.SkyMed PLUS
    This is a 24-a-day multi-lingual help line that also offers translation services, emergency messaging, insurance verification, travel locator service and more to enhance our SkyMed TAKES YOU HOME logo. It also includes two commercial coach return tickets to origin of evacuation.
  3. 14b. SkyMed Xpat PLUS
    It also provides for the return of member’s pets by commercial carrier, that is a round trip coach air fare for a person to accompany the pets or the choice of a round trip commercial coach ticket from a US or Canadian destination for family member or friend to pet sit while member is hospitalized.
  4. 15.100 Mile Waiver
    Member can choose to have SkyMed services 24/7/365 when they are at home and while traveling! Our services normally take effect when you are more than 100 miles from home.
  5. 16.Helicopter Return
    This service covers the cost of the helicopter flight from the scene of a vehicle accident to the nearest hospital, hospital-to-hospital helicopter transport and all medically necessary helicopter transports. First response emergency helicopter flights do not need prior approval, other medically necessary helicopter transport must be arranged directly by Skymed.
  6. 17.Ground Ambulance
    We pay for the cost of a medically necessary ground ambulance due to a critical illness or injury, not related to the service provide when in an air evacuation procedure. Option limited to two ambulance services per year.
  7. 18.GLOBAL Emergency Travel Services
    Worldwide evacuation and medically necessary repatriation traveling outside the 32 SkyMed basic service area.
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Learn about ABC's Story on Air Evacuation COSTS

SKYMED members pay absolutely NOTHING for an emergency air ambulance; not even a deductible or a co-pay. All transportation is arranged and paid for by SkyMed from the hospital where you are first treated all the way to your receiving hospital back home!   

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  1. SkyMed Doesn't Do!
    SkyMed Doesn't Do!
    > We don’t cancel you when you reach a certain age. Your rate never goes up because of your age. > We don’t require annual medical reports for you to qualify for renewal when you reach a certain age. > We don’t discriminate regarding marital status or sex. Any two adults residing at the same address qualify as a family. READ THE FINE PRINT – many other companies DO. > We don’t restrict the length of your trips at a certain age. > We don’t ask you to qualify again regardless of what medical conditions you may acquire in the future. Upon enrollment you are automatically covered for sudden onset, serious illness and accidents. You DO have to qualify in the beginning & there is a 90 day waiting period for pre-existing conditions; all else is covered from day one. Once enrolled, SkyMed guarantees renewal for LIFE!
  2. SkyMed Does Do!
    SkyMed Does Do!
    We transport you if you suffer a life or organ threatening injury or illness, even a broken hip or a compound fracture. With our “not medically necessary” benefit for transport, which means EVEN IF you can be treated perfectly well where you are first hospitalized, we will still take you home (most programs say “IF YOU CAN’T BE TREATED LOCALLY”...then you’ll be transferred “TO THE CLOSEST ADEQUATE FACILITY”. SkyMed out performs all other assistance companies and travel insurances. > If one spouse predeceases the other, the surviving spouse/partner or other eligible family member can take over the remaining full years left on a multi-year membership. > If you are a Mexico resident, you can choose any city in the US or Canada as your transport preference city. If you are a snowbird, then your hometown or closest big city with trauma center should be your transport city. > SkyMed takes YOU, your traveling companion, your car, motorcycle, boat, minor children, grandchildren, physical remains and even your pets ALL THE WAY HOME!
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air ambulance membership that is Priceless when you need it!! 
 "It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it"
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SkyMed is the Gold Standard of medical evacuation plans. If you suffer a serious accident or sudden onset illness, anywhere in the Basic Service Area, as a SkyMed member YOU are the one who decides if you want to be evacuated to the home hospital of your choice in the USA, Canada or Mexico.....even if the hospital treating you can handle your condition! 

SkyMed guarantees renewal! This means you can be confident that you can have SkyMed protection for as long as it suits your lifestyle. SkyMed will NOT cancel you due to age or future medical condition as long as you maintain your plan.
All future medical conditions are automatically covered with no need to re-qualify at renewal time!

In the Basic Service Area, SkyMed even covers you for a flight home if you receive a serious diagnosis but are NOT hospitalized! If you need this type of service from SkyMed, you still have the peace of mind that you are STILL covered for an air ambulance evacuation or a second commercial flight home if you suffer another medical emergency that same year.
No other plan can match all of these important features.

SkyMed offers three levels of evacuation, in the Basic Service Area, but with SkyMed you always go to the HOME HOSPITAL OF YOUR CHOICE in the USA, Canada or Mexico.
1) Air Ambulance: For members in critical condition who cannot fly commercially. Private air ambulance is fully equipped and staffed by medical doctors / nurses.(See Scholey, Jaeger and Molnar Testimonials)
2) Commercial with Nurse Escort: For members who require the care and assistance of a professional nurse escort on their commercial flight home.(See Gough Testimonial)
3) Commercial: For members who are hospitalized and have been approved to fly home commercially. ALSO for members who are NOT hospitalized but who have received a serious medical diagnosis and need to return home for second opinions and or treatment. 
SkyMed Basic Service Area:

All of the USA, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, Caribbean, Bahamas, Cuba, Bermuda PLUS 12 months coverage in Mexico.

Trips of up to 90 days OUTSIDE of the Basic Service Area can be covered by GLOBAL which is automatically included in the Ultimate plan. Services covered by Global do differ from those offered by SkyMed in the Basic Service Area (eg. Must be hospitalized to be covered by Global)