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Are Retirees Eligible for Travel Assistance?

Feb 26, 2024, 08:34 AM by MOSERS
I recall that as a state employee there was some type of Travel Assistance benefit, I forget the name of the company, but it was like a traveler assistance service if you were on a trip and ran into trouble. I don't recall more details than that. Is there something like that for retirees as well?
MOSERS members who have basic life insurance through MOSERS are eligible for Travel Assistance when traveling more than 100 miles from home. Eligible spouses and children younger than age 25 are also covered. The service is provided by Assist America, Inc. For more information, check out the Travel Assistance Service Overview.

Travel assistance includes:

  • 24-hour phone support with registered nurses.
  • Emergency ticket, passport, and credit card replacement.
  • Emergency medical evacuation, plus return travel for companions or return of dependent children during prolonged hospitalization.
  • Connection to interpreters, consular office, and local attorney.
  • Pre-trip services, such as passport and visa assistance.

Travel Assistance is not travel insurance. Travel Assistance provides specific support services while traveling. Travel insurance provides monetary compensation for losses that occur while traveling.
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