Medjet is not traditional medical travel insurance.
Instead, MedjetAssist offers its members air medical transport to the hospital of their choice in their home country, if they are hospitalized more than 150 miles away from home.
- International medical transport can be expensive, and many travel insurance plans will only transport you to the nearest hospital if you’re in an accident. Medjet is worth considering if air transport back to your home country and hospital of choice is important to you.
- Medjet Assist assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Medjet does not offer any medical travel insurance or trip cancellation, interruption, or baggage insurance.
If you become a MedjetAssist member, you should also have comprehensive travel health insurance coverage.
About the Company
Medjet is based in Birmingham, Alabama, but almost all of their membership plans are available to Canadians.
Which MedjetAssist memberships are available for Canadians?
Canadians can get all of the Medjet Assist membership plans, except for the Domestic Membership.
Plans are available for individuals, groups, students (the collegiate plans), and businesses (the corporate plans). Most memberships are only available to those 74 and under, though the Diamond membership is for those age 75 to 84.
Personal plans offer these options:
Regular Membership covers residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico who travel domestically and internationally for up to 90 consecutive days per trip. The cost for an Annual Membership is $270.00.
Expatriate Membership is similar to a regular membership, but allows travel for extended periods. Fees are based on the amount of uninterrupted time spent outside of the United States, Canada or Mexico. A Level One Annual Membership (91-180 days out of United States, Canada or Mexico) is $430.00
Diamond Membership is a special membership for seniors age 75 to 84 who are in good health. Diamond members are limited to one medical transport per membership year. You cannot buy The Diamond Membership online. Please contact MedjetAssist at 1-800-527-7478 to purchase.
Collegiate Membership is for academic faculty and students attending university or other accredited educational programs who are traveling more than 150 miles from home. There are several variations on this membership. The base individual membership is $270.00 per year.
Short-Term Membership is offered in 8, 15, 21 and 30 day increments. The cost for an 8 day individual policy is $99.00.
Domestic Membership is available only for travel within the 48 contiguous United States. Individual membership is $185.00 per year.
Elite Membership offers everything in the Personal plan plus a personal concierge, private house calls for travel vaccines, and more. Elite membership costs an additional $139 over regular Personal plans.
Motorcycle Motorcycle Transfer Protection Program is effective anywhere in the U.S., Canada or Mexico. It provides return of motorcycle in the event of an accident. It is $35 per motorcycle, per year).
How to Get a Quote
You can get a quote online, directly from Medjet.
All MedjetAssist memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Where Can I Buy MedjetAssist Insurance?
You can buy insurance directly from Medjet online.
*As always, the information on this page is from one Canadian traveller to another. We have spent years abroad and have gotten to know the ins and outs of the industry however we are not travel insurance agents. If you have any travel insurance questions, please talk to a qualified travel insurance agent or broker. Finally, policies and plans can and do change all the time, without warning, so always consult your insurance policy since that is the legal document to which you are agreeing to.
*This article is only intended as general advice. Please check your own policy carefully.