Medical Assistance Benefits
Fully paid benefits, no out of pocket expenses
Emergency Medical Evacuation
Sometimes, the first healthcare facility you're taken to can't provide the quality
of care that you need for your personal medical emergency.
Once you arrive at a healthcare facility, contact Good Sam TravelAssist, and if
the first location isn't adequate, we'll arrange to have you medically evacuated
to one that is… free of charge! Considering that an air ambulance service can cost
from $10,000 - $50,000, how can you afford not to have this support?
Transportation to Home Area After Stabilization
If necessary while you're hospitalized at a medical facility for an unexpected injury
or illness, we'll arrange your return to your primary residence or to another medical
Emergency Medical Monitoring
When an unexpected illness or injury occurs, it's reassuring to know that Good Sam
TravelAssist will assign a medical expert to monitor your medical treatment, from
beginning to end. Including locating your medical records and corresponding with
your primary physician.
Return Home of Traveling Companion
Good Sam TravelAssist will arrange and pay for the return of your traveling companion
should you be hospitalized due to a medical emergency and require a medical evacuation,
or are transported home after your condition stabilizes.
If you and your traveling companion aren't able to drive, Good Sam TravelAssist
will send out a professional driver to get your vehicle home. Indeed, this is one
of the most utilized benefits in the Good Sam TravelAssist program.
If you'd prefer, you can choose to have a friend or family member drive your vehicle
home. In these cases, Good Sam TravelAssist will pay to bring them to your vehicle,
reimburse for gas and tolls, as well as reimburse up to $100 per day for additional
Dispatch of a Medical Specialist
If Good Sam TravelAssist can't assess your condition over the phone and you cannot
be transported due to your condition, we'll assist in dispatching a medical professional
to supervise your care anywhere in the world.
Ground Ambulance Aid
You will be eligible to receive reimbursement up to $200 toward the cost of either
initial emergency transportation by ambulance or transport by ambulance to a second
hospital. While your primary insurance must first process the claim, you may submit
for reimbursement up to $200 toward any additional money owed.
Transportation to Join a Hospitalized Member
In prolonged circumstances, there is no comfort like the presence of someone you
know and count on. If you are alone and hospitalized for seven days or more, Good
Sam Travel Assist will arrange and pay for a round trip ticket to bring whoever
you want to your bedside from anywhere in the world.
Dependent Children Returned Home
If you experience an emergency while traveling with children or grandchildren and
your medical emergency leaves them unattended, Good Sam TravelAssist will arrange
and pay for their safe transportation home from anywhere in the world. You can count
on us to take care of those who count on you.
Return of Deceased Remains
In the saddest turn of events, be assured that your body will be returned home without
undue cost to your family. Additionally, Good Sam Travel Assist will arrange and
pay for the return of your traveling companion.
Travel Assistance Benefits
Coordination only, member responsible for expenses
Emergency Cash Transfers & Medical Payments
Whether it's a denial of medical insurance, lost checks or credit cards or you simply
don't have enough cash, Good Sam TravelAssist will provide unlimited advance medical
payments. Eligibility for this benefit requires the member to guarantee reimbursement
with a valid credit card.*
Looking for the nearest doctor, dentist, emergency room or attorney? Good Sam TravelAssist
staff members are standing by to help you find whatever you need wherever you are.
Driving across country? Call us prior to your trip and we can give you referrals
along your entire journey.
Prescription Replacement Assistance
Whether your prescriptions, eyeglasses, contact lenses, or medical devices are forgotten
or stolen, Good Sam Travel Assist will arrange for them to be replaced immediately.
Any associated fees will the Member's responsibility at the time of service.
Preparing for a trip goes beyond packing the right clothes; depending on your destination,
you may need to know the locations of consular services, potential health hazards,
required documentation and weather conditions. Contact Good Sam TravelAssist before
leaving and we'll give you all the information you need.
Pet Return Assistance
If you are unable to care for your pets due to a medical emergency, Good Sam TravelAssist
will assist in arranging for their safe, secure transport home. Any associated fees
will the Member's responsibility at the time of service.
Emergency Message Relay
When you're unable to get in touch with those back home in an emergency, Good Sam
TravelAssist will facilitate communication to friends or family.
Lost Items Assistance
Should your luggage, passport or visas be lost or stolen, Good Sam TravelAssist
with help either locate or replace them as soon as possible. Any associated fees
will the Member's responsibility at the time of service.
Traveling internationally presents an array of potential challenges, which includes
language barriers. Call the special phone number on the back of your TravelAssist
ID card and our multilingual staff will do the talking for you. In the case of a
medical emergency, it's especially important that you're on the same page with those
Whether traveling domestically or abroad, civil unrest, inclement weather and environmental
concerns can weigh heavily on your mind. In some cases, they can be direct threats
to your health! Good Sam TravelAssist can provide you up to date information and
even arrange emergency evacuation assistance when needed. Any associated fees will
the Member's responsibility at the time of service.
Coverage For Family Members
In addition to coverage for you, your spouse, and dependent children, Good Sam TravelAssist
Premier will cover your other family members when traveling with one of you. That
includes adult children and their spouses, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents.
Transportation To Join Hospitalized Family Member
Good Sam TravelAssist will provide two tickets home if your family member who is
not traveling with you will be hospitalized for three or more days or passes away
while you are away from home.
Transportation Home due to Natural Disaster
If a natural disaster damages you or your traveling companion's home, Good Sam TravelAssist
will pay for two economy-class tickets so you can get back home immediately.
Upgraded Seating With Nurse Escort or non-Medical Escort
If medically necessary when being transported home after hospitalization, Good Sam
TravelAssist will pay for a nurse escort or a non-medical escort to accompany you,
along with upgraded seating.
24/7 Nurse Help Line
If you have questions about symptoms or need advice about whether to see a doctor
or seek emergency help, call our toll-free 24 hour Nurse Helpline – from home or
on the road.
Emergency Pet Housing and Pet Return
If you are traveling with a pet when you get ill or injured and are expected to
be hospitalized for 3 or more days, we will arrange and pay up to $600 for your
pet to be boarded or up to $1,200 for its return home.
Evacuation from Home Hospital
If you are at home and you sustain an injury or become ill and adequate medical
treatment is unavailable at your current facility, we will arrange and pay for a
medical evacuation to a facility capable of providing appropriate medical treatment.
Get all the great medical and travel assistance benefits in our base plan, plus
these great extras for just $0.38 cents a day
Good Sam TravelAssist is not medical insurance. While you will be supported with
the aforementioned services, your regular health insurance will cover the costs
of your medical care. To be eligible for these benefits, your trip must be for reasons
other than medical and travel must be outside of your daily routine.
*This is only an outline of the plan's features. Please read your Plan Description carefully to understand all the
services available to you, as well as any terms, conditions, and limitations.