If you are like Kim and me and are already MASA members, congratulations! MASA members have the peace of mind of knowing that no matter where you go in the world, and even when you are at home, MASA is there with you, and their fleet of air ambulances are standing by to quickly get you to the hospital, then safely back home when you’re ready.
Kim and I became members because we wanted to be able to choose where we’d get care. We love our Mexican doctors, but if something really bad happens, we like having the choice to go back to the States where Medicare helps pay the bills.
AND, when we’re in the USA, MASA fills a huge gap in Medicare’s coverage of ground and air ambulance charges. For example, if we’re out for the evening with friends and I get chest pains, Kim will call an ambulance for me. But if my ailment turns out to be indigestion, Medicare can deny ambulance charges for what turned out to be a non-life-threatening incident. Without MASA, I could be looking at hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in uncovered medical costs!
In short, MASA is great both here in Mexico and back in the USA!
More good news: In the past, most of us choose a one-year MASA Membership to protect us while we are in Mexico. However, while MASA still features a one-year membership plan, they now also offer Five-Year and Lifetime Memberships, too!
Hey, I’m in my mid-70s, why would I want a Lifetime membership? One word: Medicare.
After I’m too old to enjoy Mexico (never gonna happen) and I spend more time in the States, MASA will protect me from Medicare’s failure to pay the costs of my 911 calls.
Medicare may refuse to pay for an ambulance (ground or air) if the cause isn’t life-threatening, or if other transportation (Uber?) is available, or the charges are more than Medicare pays, which is nearly always the case.
At best, Medicare only pays 80% of the costs which could leave me holding the bag for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in uncovered medical costs!
Why my PASSION for MASA? I know too many people who opted not to join MASA who later wished they had joined,when life took a bad turn for them.
- The man who introduced me to MASA was a resort developer who gave pre-paid MASA memberships to everyone who bought a condo in his building. But he didn’t buy a membership for himself because he’d never been sick a day in his life – until his heart started doing funny things. The air ambulance he needed to save his life cost more than $30,000, and that was seven years ago!
- A friend of a friend was traveling outside the country and needed emergency heart surgery. The air ambulance cost him $47,000.
- A nice lady, due to complications of cosmetic surgery (not a medical necessity) wasn’t covered by her insurance. She paid $30,000 to be taken to a hospital back home.
- A Canadian acquaintance suffered a freak accident – a slip and fall that cut an artery in his leg. He lost so much blood that he had a stroke. He blew through his $50,000 in travel health insurance coverage in under two weeks and paid more than $50,000 to have the hospital's recommend medevac service fly him out of PV.
My business is selling international health insurance, but I’m passionate about MASA because of too many hard-luck stories like the ones I listed above. And there are many more I could share.
After all I’ve seen, I got MASA for my family and I highly recommend you do, too!
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Remember, by planning for the worst, you can relax and enjoy the best the world has to offer.