“An average ambulance ride may cost up to $1100, and a single air transport can range from $8,000-$20,000,” states Dr. Eric Stirling, a founder and co-owner of ApolloMT.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 3, 2010
ApolloMT, a brokerage firm that protects nearly 14,000 households each year against the high costs of emergency medical transport through its fully insured membership program, now offers an affordable, fully insured 3- week travel policy. Those who get the policy are covered, anywhere in the United States and Western Canada, for the designated 3 weeks of travel, for the price of $25. This coverage provides coverage for any air or ground ambulance transportation one may need, regardless of primary insurance status. This is an expense that most insurances don’t cover in full.
“An average ambulance ride may cost up to $1100, and a single air transport can range from $8,000-$20,000,” states Dr. Eric Stirling, a founder and co-owner of ApolloMT. Dr. Stirling launched the company, offering both travel and annual membership policies after witnessing, first-hand, thousands of his hospital patients receiving crippling bills, despite their insured status. The travel policy is simple, flexible, and has a potentially a “much better return than 4 lattes,” Stirling jests. “We have worked with many groups over the years, from fisheries companies, paragliders, to divers’ networks. Individuals may tailor their choice based on the duration of their higher-risk pursuits. Some associations see the value in this and buy year-round policies for $100, others just take the travel policy for a brief adventure. Either way, we can ensure you will not have a long, drawn-out battle with a flood of medical transport bills,” says Dr. Stirling.
The ApolloMT policies cover anyone, regardless of pre-existing illness, insurance status or age. The annual policies begin just 3 days after sign-up, and the travel policies are for a designated 3 week block, at a low market price. Additionally, there is no pre-authorization required by the insurer. The insured will be taken back to their local hospital, following a prolonged hospitalization somewhere else. “No one expects to need this type of thing, but people sure are glad they planned ahead in case the need arises. Air and ground transports are not just for trauma, but often occur due to common illness, injuries or complications with pregnancies. For an adventure traveler, say to go climbing in Yosemite, this policy makes sense.” says Dr. Stirling. Now there is another option for travelers and adventure enthusiasts.
About Apollo MT
Apollo M.T. is a brokerage firm specializing in exclusive, fully insured memberships that protect people against the high costs of emergency medical transportation. Apollo M.T. memberships cover members anywhere they are in the United States, regardless of existing insurance status. Apollo M.T. was born out of a Medevac Company. Then-owner Dr. Eric Stirling recognized the need for people to have insurance coverage for air and ground ambulance transports to eliminate the expensive, unexpected costs associated. For more information, call (888) 457-1711 or visit: http://www.apollomt.com