At AOPA Insurance Services, we analyzed medical emergencies like these, and we discovered an alarming fact: Even a simple problem that might be routine at home can quickly become a major emergency in a distant town or foreign country.
With a pilot's active lifestyle, it's critical to set up a solid back-up plan to help handle this type of crisis away from home. That's where Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+) comes in.
*Emergency Assistance Plus is not an insurance policy.
EA+ helps pay for emergencies your health insurance will not generally cover, getting you the medical care you need, when you need it. If an emergency occurs, AOPA EA+ automatically steps in to help with more than 20 emergency and medical services—so you can focus on your recovery and not on costs.
You even have the option of including expanded coverage for return of your aircraft if traveling via GA. Should your aircraft be stranded due to your medical emergency, a certified pilot will be sent to your aircraft and fly it back to the airport where it is stored. This is included when you enroll in EA+ with Aircraft Return, all for just $50 more per year.
EA+ is NOT medical insurance. It's an important stop-gap between what your medical plan covers and emergency expenses most health insurance plans NEVER pay. Should you be hospitalized due to a medical emergency while traveling away from home, EA+ will make sure you get the care you need and transport you to an adequate facility if deemed necessary by our Medical Director. Also, EA+ picks up the tab for emergency helicopter or ambulance evacuation. It pays to bring a loved one to your side if you’re alone and are expected to be hospitalized for 7 days or more. It even pays to bring your vehicle or, if you upgrade to Aircraft Return, we’ll fly your airplane home if you’re unable to do so yourself due to your medical condition.
Yes you are! Emergency Assistance Plus benefits travel with you, no matter where you go. From our 24/7 Emergency Response Center, manned by intelligence and operations specialists, we work round-the-clock, in more than 100 languages, coordinating with over 59,000 credentialed medical, evacuation and security resources, to safeguard the well-being of those in our care and bring clients to safety in almost any scenario. EA+ is committed to getting you the help you need, when you need it and then getting you safely back home!
When you sign up for the family plan, it will cover your spouse (including legally recognized domestic partner); unmarried children under age 19 (or under age 23, if enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school); and children whose support is required by a court decree. Children must be primarily dependent on you for support and maintenance and must live in a parent-child relationship with you.