Allianz unveils medical escort evacuation service


Allianz has launched a medical escort service for its international private medical insurance (IPMI) plans.

It will offer an additional transportation option when medical evacuation of an insured member becomes necessary. Members who are medically stable will be evacuated on commercial flights and accompanied at all times by one of the provider's own doctors. Air-ambulances will still be available to transport members who are in a medically critical condition, while the new service will be utilised when appropriate and is expected to deliver significant cost savings to corporate clients. Dr. Ulrike Sucher, medical director at Allianz Worldwide Care, explained the growing number of evacua...

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