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Air Ambulance Card Announces Support for Travelers with Disabilities

Apr 1, 2005
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 22, 2005) – Birmingham-based Air Ambulance Card announces they have joined the Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH) as a Silver Sponsor. As a leader in the prepaid air ambulance industry, Air Ambulance Card is dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of all travelers.

“SATH seeks to remove barriers to travel for persons with disabilities, and we applaud that. We would like to be there as a safety net for travelers with disabilities,” said Air Ambulance Card President Sam Jackson. “We are always looking for ways to better serve our members.”

Leisure and business travelers alike assume that their healthcare insurance or standard travel insurance policies will pay for evacuation and repatriation air ambulance service in the event of illness or injury. Few people realize that these policies have narrow limits, multiple restrictions, and rarely will transport international travelers back to the United States. Travelers without the kind of protection Air Ambulance Card members have could pay as much as $150,000 for an international air ambulance transport. Domestic travelers also face major expenses.

Travelers who carry the Air Ambulance Card have complete peace of mind. Instead of just being transported to the closest hospital, Air Ambulance Card members choose the hospital, either in their hometown or elsewhere. There is no medical necessity restriction, and no maximum dollar limit. For an annual fee, members are transported by fully equipped and staffed air ambulance if they are hospitalized while traveling 150 miles or more from home.

“We’re not saying consumers should not buy travel insurance; we’re saying they need this too,” said Jackson.

Air Ambulance Card™ provides travelers with hospital-to-hospital Prepaid Air Ambulance Service™ domestically and abroad. The membership program offers services for a period of one year to families or individuals, and corporate accounts. Air Ambulance Card memberships are available to residents of the U.S. and Canada and cost $195 per year for individuals and $295 per year for families. For more information visit www.AirAmbulanceCard.com.
Visit the link on the Sponsor & Partner Page on the SATH website to enroll.

The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with disabilities and other individuals and corporations who support our mission.