Travel Assistance: Travel assistance is a term much use throughout the world which refers to a service which provides help, primarily in medical emergencies during travel.
Travel assistance is different from medical, travel or trip cancellation insurance. Travel assistance programs arrange and pay for members away from home (usually a set distance of 100 miles or so, varying by provider) to find and obtain emergency medical care in an unfamiliar place, and to return to members home when stabilized.
When travelers experience a medical emergency, they can call us to receive help by calling us first, or after the individual has been taken by local emergency services to the hospital.
DC Global Travel assistance representative talks with the member and/or any medical providers that may be involved, and makes recommendations based on the details. Our Medical personnel for DC Global Travel make health care decisions in conjunction with the local treating physicians. Any variety of resources may be called into play to solve a travel medical challenge.
Travel assistance provides support services in case of an emergency while traveling.
Travel insurance provides monetary compensation for losses that occur while traveling.
Travel assistance enables travelers to have support and assistance on the ground and immediately in the case of an emergency, Travel assistance is an assistance services plan, provides a direct service at the time of the event. Travel assistance plans are relatively affordable, and unlike travel insurance, you pay a set rate that isn’t based on the cost of your trip
Some of the travel assistance services can be On Call, what they provide are emergency medical evacuation; immediate travel arrangements for a member, travel companion and family in the case of a medical emergency; prescription replacement if lost or forgotten while traveling; worldwide medical, dental, pharmacy and legal referrals; and assistance with emergency travel funds. In addition, the travel assistance services include cash advances and credit card replacement, delayed baggage compensation, language translation, lost document replacement assistance, legal assistance, including bail bond and the return of deceased remains
|Travel assistance provides:||
Travel insurance provides reimbursement for:
|Lost or delayed baggage tracking
Access to a medical help line
Emergency medical evacuation and
Emergency travel arrangements
Replacing lost or forgotten prescriptions
Legal, medical, dental and pharmaceutical referrals
Emergency cash advances and credit card replacement
Lost or stolen baggage and the
costs related to delayed baggage
Unexpected costs due to missed
connections and travel delays
Pre-paid travel costs if the trip
is canceled or interrupted for a
covered reason Flight accidents,
loss of life or limb
Costs related to replacing lost or
stolen passports or visas Costs
related to emergency evacuations
Costs due to medical or dental
Costs due to a damaged or stolen
Plus multi-lingual world-wide
travel assistance services when
a traveler needs
to find local medical care, arrange
for emergency transportation,
track lost baggage, and more.