Forget Something? Medjet for Students

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By John Gobbels – VP, MedjetAssist

Tuition, books, room and board… Did you forget anything? We as parents prepare our children for many lessons that they will encounter during their lives. We protect them and save for their future educational endeavors and never stop worrying about their safety, health and wellness. And when it’s finally time for them to begin their formal educational process, we sometimes forget how costly it could be if they become ill or injured while away at school.

I have seen an increase in both domestic and international student travel and subsequent accidents and illnesses occurring in our younger travelers. We as parents seem to place more emphasis on safety and emergency plans when we send our children abroad for semesters, but what do we do when we send our children across the country?

Domestic medical evacuations via medical jet can cost parents between $10,000.00 and $30,000.00 respectively to bring their ill or injured college student back to their home hospital. Internationally this cost can exceed $100,000.00 for a medical evacuation.

What if parents could protect their loved ones when traveling both domestically and internationally and also protect their own financial health? Remember that the MedjetAssist program works the same if you are taking the trip of a lifetime to China or sending your child to Beijing for a semester abroad.

MedjetAssist also has both a Collegiate program and a Domestic-only program that can assure the safe return of your child if they become ill or injured when traveling 150 miles or more away from home. Children can also be protected on their parents’ Family Medjet Membership, for those under the age of 19 or 23, if enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution.

Either way, having a backup plan for the unexpected is good – Having a trusted partner that can facilitate bringing your child back home is priceless. Don’t forget to pack their Medjet Card before they leave home for school.