MedjetAssist Promotion For Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Our beloved sport of motorcycling is inherently dangerous. No matter how prepared and skilled you might be, there’s always the chance of something going terribly wrong. Staying safe on our motorcycles will be a theme in May, and in honor of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, from May 1 – 31, MedjetAssist, the premier global air-medical transport membership program, is providing riders with savings on heightened safety – up to $65 off annual and multi-year motorcycle transfer protection memberships.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.2 million people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for non-fatal motorcycle-related injuries over the last decade. Transporting a motorcyclist and his/her bike home can cost tens of thousands of dollars from where they were injured. Since its inception in 2007, Medjet has saved its members $650,000 in motorcycle and medical transport costs with its Motorcycle Transfer Protection program.
Not sure how much savings MedjetAssist really represents? Take Larry Meeker for example. In 2013 he was hospitalized in Hershey, PA after sustaining multiple traumatic injuries in a motorcycle crash. After initial stabilization, Mr. Meeker was transferred to his home hospital in Fleming Island, Florida for continued care and rehabilitation. While the transport cost over $10,000, Mr. Meeker’s out-of-pocket costs (along with the return of his motorcycle) were zero because of his Medjet membership.
If a Medjet member is hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, Medjet will arrange an air-medical transfer to the hospital of choice in the member’s home country. There are no health restrictions, co-pays or cost limitations and zero additional charges after a membership fee is paid. And, for an extra $35 per year, motorcyclists can ensure a no-cost return of their bike from anywhere in North America.
For more information, visit www.medjetoffer.com.
Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.
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