REMSA and Care Flight’s membership programs are now administered by AirMedCare Network (AMCN) – an industry leader in emergency air medical membership plans. There is no change to the medical care and transport services – REMSA and Care Flight healthcare providers will still provide the same compassionate, clinically excellent care you rely on.
AMCN will also be able to offer you a separate plan for expanded nationwide coverage. This plan is affordable and would complement your Care Flight air and REMSA ground membership plans if you spend time outside of the greater Sierra Nevada region.
We are confident that AMCN will continue to take care of your membership plan in the manner in which you have become accustomed. If you are a current member, there is no action you need to take until it is time for your renewal. At that time, your annual renewal will come from AMCN. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact AMCN at 1-866-221-1466.
Silver Saver — REMSA Ground
As one of the top ambulance systems in the nation, REMSA is prepared to assist you when you need it most. A REMSA Silver Saver membership can help protect your pocketbook as well as REMSA protects your life, health, and safety.
If you or someone in your family requires a REMSA paramedic ambulance, will your out-of-pocket expenses be covered? REMSA’s average ambulance bill is over $1000, lower than most comparable programs in the nation. But if you have a high Medicare or insurance deductible, or are on a fixed income, it may be difficult to cover these costs.
The Silver Saver membership protects your entire household against out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles and co-payments that may not be covered by your insurance policy, Medicare, or other health benefits payor… for medically necessary paramedic ambulance services from REMSA.
However, Silver Saver is not an insurance policy, nor is it meant to be a substitute for health insurance. If you have no insurance or other coverage, or if your insurance company or other payor denies payment, you will be responsible for the payment of the fees for those services… but REMSA will discount them by 30 percent for Silver Saver members.
For only $75 a year, your household is covered for up to 10 medically necessary REMSA ambulance transports per year. With Silver Saver, you’re covered whether you live at home, in a senior living center, or nursing home. Silver Saver does not cover Care Flight, REMSA’s emergency helicopter service.
Flight Plan — Care Flight
If you ski, mountain bike, boat, hike or camp near northern Nevada’s or northeastern California’s beautiful backcountry, Care Flight’s Flight Plan is right for you. The value and coverage provided by Flight Plan is also right for retirees, senior citizens, families and for anyone who lives, works and plays in the Great Basin community.
Structured as an annual purchase, a Flight Plan membership will cover reasonable, out-of-pocket costs if medically necessary air ambulance transport is needed. Flight Plan membership extends to everyone in your household. Care Flight will work with a patient’s insurance company to maximize coverage, but for any remaining charges, a $65 Flight Plan membership may save you thousands of dollars.
From the effective date of your membership, there is a three-day waiting period until you may access the Flight Plan membership benefits.
In addition, Care Flight is a member of the Association of Air Medical Membership Programs so your Flight Plan membership will be honored for emergency air medical transports by select reciprocation programs* including:
- Air St. Luke’s – Boise, Idaho
- Enloe FlightCare – Chico, California
- Life Flight Montana – Missoula, Montana
- Life Flight Network – Portland, Oregon
*Reciprocating programs are subject to change
*Silver Saver and Flight Plan memberships are administered by AirMedCareNetwork as of August 3, 2020. If you are already an AirMedCareNetwork member, depending on your geographic location, you may want to also purchase Care Flight Flight plan.
Sierra Saver Membership — Plumas County Residents
Care Flight Ground in Plumas County offers a ground membership plan that is designed to cover reasonable, out-of-pocket costs if medically necessary ground ambulance transport is needed. For only $69 a year, a Sierra Saver membership covers your household for medically necessary ambulance transport. Sierra Saver membership extends to everyone in your household. Care Flight Ground will work with a patient’s insurance company to maximize coverage, but for remaining charges, a Sierra Saver membership may save you money.
Sierra Saver membership is available to persons living within the Plumas District Hospital area boundaries and are primarily serviced by the Plumas District Hospital ground ambulance service.