5-Jan-2011 Source: Native Air
Native Air, a division of Omniflight Helicopters, a leading national provider of air medical services, today introduced a membership program, OmniAdvantage, making medical transport available to members and their families for a fraction of its actual cost.
Native Air operates more than 20 bases in Arizona, New Mexico and west Texas, using helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for lifesaving trips.
For the low cost of $49 per year, OmniAdvantage membership assures medically necessary emergency air transport or a hospital-to hospital transfer by Native Air, Omniflight, or affiliated aircraft at no additional out-of-pocket cost to the member and his or her family.
With an OmniAdvantage membership, if a member or a covered dependent requires air medical transport, the member is not charged any additional fee, with Native Air accepting whatever the memberâ€™s health insurance coverage will pay for the service.
The $49 annual family membership fee covers air transport to the nearest medical facility recommended by the attending medical professional.Â Native Air offers a discounted annual fee of $39 to fire, police, EMS, and hospital personnel, as well as groups of 10 or more and Automobile Association of America (AAA) members.
â€œA single emergency helicopter transport can be expensive, and people canâ€™t always be sure their health insurance will pay for all of that,â€ said Mahesh Sadarangani, program director of OmniAdvantage. â€œBut with a $49 annual membership, a member and his or her family can have the security of knowing that if they need an emergency air transport, Native Air will accept their health insurance providerâ€™s payment, and the member wonâ€™t have to pay anything above the annual fee.â€
Sadarangani likened OmniAdvantage to AAA membership, noting that just as millions of Americans use AAA as insurance for travel emergencies, they can achieve the same level of comfort in the event they ever need air medical transport services. Members receive OmniAdvantage ID cards and bumper stickers, enabling easy identification by emergency medical workers.
OmniAdvantage is offered throughout the Native Air service areas in Arizona, New Mexico and west Texas. Complete details about the OmniAdvantage program and its coverage can be found online at www.omniadvantagemember.com or by calling 972-715-4637.
About Native Air
Native Air is a division of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading provider of air medical services throughout the U.S. Native Air serves Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of west Texas, where it operates 21 helicopter bases and seven fixed wing air bases and employs more than 200 highly-trained medical and emergency response professionals. For more information, visit www.omniflight.com/nativeair.
Native Air’s parent company, Omniflight Helicopters, operates approximately 100 aircraft nationally under various brand names, from bases in 18 states, with a strong presence across the Southwest, Midwest, and Southeast regions, as well as certain Mountain state areas. Its focus is primarily on inter-facility and on-site emergency scene response using both rotor- and fixed wing aircraft. For more information, visit www.omniflight.com.