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One of the lesser known benefits of The Platinum Card® from American Express is complimentary emergency medical evacuation while you are travelling. This is part of the ‘Premium Global Assist’ set of benefits that come with the card.
The coverage extends to the Cardholder and qualified family members, and can ensure you are
The determination of whether you are eligible for transport is made by one of American Express’ approved physicians. American Express will pay for the transportation if the physician deems it medically necessary. You can access the service in an emergency by calling 1-800-345-AMEX.
Please note this is not a substitute for travel medical insurance, which can pay the medical bills you incur in out-of-country medical facilities. It simply covers transportation to a medical facility.
The frequent travelers on FlyerTalk discuss the coverage here.
Additionally, and we hope no one reading this has to use it, the Platinum Card will pay to have remains flown back to the United States in the event the Cardholder or a family member passes away while travelling abroad.
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