AirMed International says it has become the first company to
sell air medical evacuation memberships in Asia. AirMed operates
its own fleet of customized medical jet aircraft and serves members
who are hospitalized while traveling.
Before the expansion into Asia, AirMed’s annual
memberships were limited to North America. The company’s
AirMed Global offering in Asia will widen the scope of its more
than one million current members to include travelers from Hong
Kong, Macau and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
“Asia now has more travelers than ever before. With our
base in Hong Kong as well as other strategic locations worldwide,
AirMed will serve our new members in Asia with the same efficiency
and unparalleled care that our current North American members
enjoy,” said AirMed CEO Jeffrey Tolbert.
AirMed Global membership includes air medical transport when the
member is hospitalized more than 300km from home. Members pay no
out-of-pocket costs or co-pays; there are no financial limitations
and no ‘medical necessity’ requirements. An AirMed
membership brings patients to the hospital of their choice, not to
the “nearest appropriate facility” as is the case of
most travel insurance programs, health plans and premium card