There's been enough natural disasters in 2010 to make any traveler a little jittery when it comes to planning a vacation. There's travel insurance to ease the mind, and then there's travel assistance for guidance during an emergency. With that in mind, agents may want to look into On Call International, a provider of medical, security and travel assistance. The company is offering emergency medical and travel assistance memberships for purchase directly through the its new web site.
On Call International's memberships are designed to safeguard travelers from unnecessary and expensive medical transportation costs (which can amount up to $20,000 domestically and as much as $100,000 internationally) and ensure access to top medical care and comprehensive travel assistance anytime a traveler is more than 50 miles away from home.
The new retail memberships available for purchase through www.OnCallInternational.com include:
* Annual Membership: Starting from $225, the Annual Membership is designed for those who travel frequently or spend extended periods of time on the road. This membership provides coverage for the full period of one year any time the member is traveling more than 50 miles away from home.
* Single Trip Membership: Starting from $55, the Single Trip Membership is designed for individuals or families only planning one trip per year, and provides coverage for the duration of the single trip.
* Academic Membership: Starting from $45, the Academic Membership is available for both students and faculty traveling 50 miles away from home for up to one year at a time, and provides travel and medical assistance services for the duration of their travels.
All memberships through On Call International include access to the company's in-house medical director and multi-lingual team of assistance coordinators. On Call's global response center is available any time of the day, every day of the year, from anywhere in the world and is equipped to respond to immediate or special care needs that might not be readily available at a traveler's current medical facility.
Additional medical assistance services range from emergency prescription replacement to worldwide hospital and physician referral and include medical case monitoring and dispatching a physician or specialist in emergencies. The company's nurse helpline provides medical advice for those traveling and is staffed by U.S.-licensed nurses who assess patient symptoms, identify the urgency of a situation and recommend a plan of care.
On Call also provides emergency travel assistance for members, including travel companion assistance, lost or stolen document and credit card assistance, translation and interpretation services, lost luggage assistance and a one time free consultation with renowned international attorney.