AirMed International Membership Program Terms and Conditions

By enrolling as a member, each member accepts and agrees to these terms and conditions of membership.  A membership is valid only after AirMed has received payment in accordance with applicable billing terms.  Membership ensures the member will have no out-of-pocket air medical transportation expenses if flown by AirMed pursuant to the terms of this membership program. 

  1. Member Eligibility.  A member must reside in the United States. References to “United States” in these terms and conditions and the description of benefits means the 50 United States and Puerto Rico, but no other United States territories or possessions.  A member’s state of residence must be listed on the data file report.  Members must be natural persons.
    The benefits of the membership extend to the designated primary member and all persons (Household Members) who dwell in a shared living space with the primary member and who have registered on the AirMed website. Membership commences after AirMed’s receipt of the monthly electronic file list of enrolled Members. The full monthly payment due to AirMed according to the Exhibit B pricing schedule must be received by AirMed on or before the 25th of the month for the previous month’s enrollment (the “Membership Commencement Date”).

  2. Air Medical Transport: Arrangements, Suitability and Additional Passengers.  AirMed will make all arrangements for each air medical transport, including timing of the transport, type of aircraft, etc.  This is a membership program that provides pre-paid medical transportation and is not an insurance plan.  AirMed will not reimburse members for medical, medical transport or related expenses they incur on their own.
    Decisions regarding urgency of transport, the best timing and the most suitable means of transportation will be made by the AirMed medical department after consultation with the local attending physician and the member’s receiving physician.  AirMed membership does not cover emergent patient transports.  If emergent medical treatment or transportation is needed, a member should contact appropriate local authorities for assistance.  If, after a member receives such local emergent medical treatment or transportation while traveling more than 150 miles from the member’s residence, the member is admitted to a local hospital, then the member may qualify for repatriation benefits under the AirMed membership.  In addition, a member with mild lesions, simple injuries such as sprains, simple fractures or mild conditions which can be treated by local doctors and do not prevent the member from continuing his or her trip or returning home does not qualify for air medical transport.  All decisions made by the AirMed medical department are final.
    Due to the limited medical facilities and testing available on cruise ships, in some cases the AirMed Medical Director may require the member to be admitted to a hospital on-shore before dispatching the AirMed aircraft.
    Family members, business associates, and/or traveling companions may accompany the member, at no additional cost, on AirMed aircraft during transport, if space is available and the patient care is not compromised.  Passengers accompanying members transported on scheduled commercial aircraft will be responsible for their own airfare.  While AirMed makes every effort to accommodate its members, the member and an accompanying passenger are limited to one small carry-on bag each due to limited space available on AirMed aircraft.  AirMed will arrange for additional luggage to be forwarded at the member’s expense.

  3. Qualifications, Limitations and Exclusions.  Membership is subject to the following qualifications, limitations and exclusions: 
    • Waiting Periods.  For the first 30 days of membership, a member may not be eligible for a transport due to illness or injury if the member was hospitalized for the same or a related condition within 30 days prior to the membership effective date. 
    • Ineligible and Excluded Transports.  A member being evaluated for or on an organ transplant list prior to enrollment will not be entitled to a transport for conditions related to that transplant.  A member who is hospitalized at the time of enrollment will not be eligible for transport benefits for that hospitalization and may not be accepted for membership entirely.  A member traveling outside of the United States for the sole purpose of seeking medical treatment, whether inpatient or outpatient, experimental or otherwise, will not be eligible for air medical transport benefits for that specific medical condition. 
    • Extended Travel Limitation.  AirMed membership is valid for unlimited U.S. travel and international travel with a limit of 90 days of unbroken travel per trip.  For international travel in excess of 90 days of unbroken travel per trip, AirMed offers an Expatriate membership. 
    • Maximum Number of Transports.  Air medical services are limited to two (2) flights per annual membership per year; except for repatriation flights involving multiple family members enrolled in single membership who require simultaneous repatriation.  Under these circumstances each family member will receive one transport. 
    • Locations Inaccessible by Fixed Wing Aircraft.  Both the originating and receiving hospital must be reasonably accessible by ground ambulance to transport the member to and from an airfield capable of accommodating an AirMed or one of its authorized affiliates aircraft.  The cost associated with transportation from ships, isolated areas or islands to an airport accessible to AirMed aircraft is not included in the membership benefits and will be the responsibility of the member.  Membership benefits do not include helicopter transportation. 
    • High Risk / Safety Travel Restrictions.  Due to the high risk of sending U.S. registered aircraft and personnel into countries or geographic regions where the U.S. State Department, Department of Transportation, or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued travel restrictions, membership services are not available in these areas. 
    • High Risk / Safety Medical Restrictions.  In regard to the safety of our pilots and medical crew onboard AirMed transport flights, in conjunction with FAA regulatory standards regarding airborne pathogens and flight crew’s ability to perform required emergency procedures, and in compliance with restrictions imposed by the U.S. State Department or others, a member will not be entitled to air medical transport benefits if the member’s illness or injury is a result of or is contributed to by the following: (i) suicide or attempted suicide or intentional self-injury; (ii) a member’s own criminal or felonious act; (iii) actions taken while the member is in a state of insanity; (iv) war, invasion, civil war or terrorism; or (v) contagious airborne pathogens.  A member suffering from a psychiatric or mental disorder that is not manageable and will not allow safe transport within the confines of the ground ambulance and aircraft may not be transported.  A member beyond the second trimester of pregnancy may not be transported if the transport request relates to the pregnancy. 
    • Non-Transferrable.   Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  4. Term; Cancellation; No Refunds.  The length of the membership term will be as specified in the data file and will begin on the Membership Commencement Date (defined above), .  A renewal within a current membership term extends the existing expiration date of the membership by the membership term selected; such renewal term begins the day after the current term ends.  When an expired membership is renewed, the new membership term as selected by the member, will begin on the purchase date of the renewal. 

AirMed reserves the right to terminate any membership immediately if (i) the annual billing is not paid in full, in accordance with the payment plan that the member selects or (ii) AirMed does not receive payment for other reason. 


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