New York – February 8, 2022: Medjet, the industry leader in air medical transport and crisis response memberships for travelers, has partnered with Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), the leading association for RV owners, dealers, suppliers, manufacturers, campgrounds, service facilities and other firms servicing the RV owner or the RV industry, to help make RV travel safer. Medjet becomes the newest offering in FMCA’s RV Club Members-Only Benefits program, just as RV enthusiasts begin planning their 2022 travel roadmap. Medjet offers its members air medical transport to a home hospital of choice should they find themselves hospitalized more than 150 miles from their residence. FMCA members can save up to 20% on annual Medjet memberships.
“Over 10 million travelers are hospitalized abroad each year,” said Medjet CEO Mike Hallman. “Millions more while traveling domestically. Most health insurance, travel insurance and high-end credit card travel benefits will only evacuate someone to the ‘nearest adequate’ hospital. Medjet gets its members moved to a hospital at home, and we pay for the transport.”
While most people may only think about air medical transport protection programs for added safety while traveling internationally, Medjet has previously stated that almost 50% of its patient transfers each year involve members hospitalized domestically. “It can be just as frustrating to be stuck in an unfamiliar hospital three states away as it is to be stuck in one halfway around the world,” said Hallman.
With the COVID-19 pandemic curtailing international air travel in 2020 and 2021, many RV sales and rental entities, as well as RV share platforms and industry associations, reported record-breaking increases in RV vacationers in America. Many predict that more RV travelers will be out on the road in the spring and summer of 2022, as well.
“At FMCA, we educate, equip and empower RV owners,” said FMCA CEO Chris Smith. “With a lot of less experienced, first-time RVers hitting the road, and COVID still a factor, safety and back-up planning are more important than ever. Having a solid plan for how to handle a medical emergency is essential. We hope our members will take the time to learn about this great traveler protection membership, and take advantage of the discounts we’ve arranged for them.”