Medical Air Services Program
Serious Illness or Accidents Can Happen Anywhere…
Will your health insurance company pay for emergency travel services if you need air transportation?
Probably not … or they may have high deductibles or co-pays. You can rest-assured that you’re covered by AFA’s partnership with the Medical Air Services Association (MASA).
The Air Force Association’s Veteran Benefits Association is offering worldwide emergency assistance programs exclusively to members. The program is administered by Medical Air Services Association (MASA). Members can enroll in MASA at a discounted rate. MASA’s Platinum membership is only offered to a limited number of select groups. Also, the pre-existing conditions clause and the $60 enrollment fee are waived for AFAVBA!
The Platinum Membership provided through MASA offers the following exclusive services:
- Emergency Air Transportation (includes transportation to a VA Hospital)
- Helicopter Transportation
- Ground Ambulance Transportation
- Organ Retrieval
- Organ Recipient Transportation
- Return Transportation
- Escort Transportation
- Non-Injury Transportation
- Minor Children/Grandchildren Return
- Vehicle Return
- Mortal Remains Return
- New! Worldwide coverage for Platinum members
Did you know that air ambulances start at $15,000 and must be prepaid? Helicopter lifts start at $6,000. Plan now to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Take advantage of your AFA and AFAVBA member discount on a MASA Platinum membership:
- Individual Plan - $290
- Family Plan - $390
- And the $60 enrollment fee charged to the general public is waived for AFA and AFAVBA Members!
As long as your MASA membership remains active, MASA will never raise your annual fee. One annual fee covers everything:
- No deductibles
- No co pays
- No dollar limits on air transport costs
- No claim forms
- No age limits
- No health questions
MASA membership is essentially purchasing
prepaid emergency assistance services, including medical evacuation and transportation, often not covered by health insurance plans.
Who needs MASA services the most?
- Those in rural, outlying areas;
- Those with chronic illnesses (for transportation to acute and specialized care);
- Those with heart, kidney, or other conditions (provides organ donor transportation and gets you where you need to be);
- Those who want the peace of mind of knowing they’re covered for emergency medical travel services whether they’re at home, work*, or play.
www.masaassist.com/afa for more information and to enroll. Or call 1-800-423-3226. Be sure to mention you’re an AFA or AFAVBA Member to receive this exclusive pricing.
*For our active duty members, if you are overseas on active duty and are injured or become ill (for reasons other than an act of war) MASA will return you home to your family or to specialized care.
AFAVBA provides members a free prescription discount card at http://www.dprxcard.com/AFA.
Simply enter your name and e-mail address, print the card and begin using it for average savings of 10-60%.
The list of participating pharmacies is on the site and includes Target, Rite Aid, K-Mart, Costco, CVS, Publix, Walgreens, Kroger, Safeway, United Drugs, A&P and more. More than 48,000 pharmacies nationwide! Of course, if you have health insurance that covers prescriptions and you only pay a small co-pay, this may not offer additional discounts. But we recommend you hand it to the pharmacy personnel when you’re filling a prescription and see!
Members receive 20% off Coast-to-Coast Vision plans (normally $29.95 per year for individual coverage; $49.95 family).
Coast to Coast Vision (CTC) has over 12,000 participating eye care locations nationwide providing members savings on eyeglasses, contacts, eye exams and surgical procedures. The Coast-to-Coast provider network is the most comprehensive in the U.S. and includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, independent optical centers and national chain locations such as Pearle Vision, JC Penney Optical, Sears Optical, LensCrafters, and EyeMasters stores. For more information and to register, members should visit www.afavisionplan.com. For a limited time, get 3 months free!
Dental Benefits Max
This is AFA’s originally endorsed dental discount plan, providing access to one of the country’s most recognized , comprehensive, and highest quality dental networks of its kind – Aetna Dental Access® You pay $9.95 per month for individual coverage or $12.95 per month to cover everyone in your household. Substantial discounts are received at more than 92,000 dentists nationwide as well as discounts on Vision (Coast-to-Coast Vision Plan), Prescriptions, Chiropractic, hearing aids and medical supplies. Click here for details.
AFADentalPlans.Com connects individuals and families to 10%–60% savings on dental care procedures such as cleanings, root canals, x-rays and even cosmetic dentistry with select plans.
Visitors to AFADentalPlans.Com access a nationwide search engine to compare discount dental plans by zip code, view sample savings and find a nearby dentist.
Plans have no annual limits and can be used as often as needed. Some plans can even be coupled with dental insurance to reduce out-of-pocket costs once your typical cap is reached.
With the AFA discount, plans will range from $63.96 to $111.96 per year for individuals, and 103.96 to 159.96 per year for families depending upon the plan chosen. AFADentalPlans.Com also offers new members 3 extra months of plan membership for free- a $20-$50 value!
Visit a budget-friendly solution today at AFADentalPlans.Com and search for a plan that fits your dental care needs. Without paperwork hassles or health restrictions, most plans activate within three business days.
AFA Members receive a 20% discount off the regular rates. With the most dentists in combined networks anywhere, several discount dental plans may be available in your area.