Terms of Membership
A Life Flight Network Membership relieves you from liability for out-of-pocket costs of emergent, medically necessary transports completed and billed by Life Flight Network. Your membership is not an insurance policy but secondary to insurance carriers and health care cost sharing programs. All available insurances will be billed first including health, auto, workers compensation and third-party insurance. Life Flight Network will accept payment from insurance carriers and other third party payers as payment in full.
Membership benefits are available for those eligible household members listed on the member record at the time of transport if the transport is an emergent, medically necessary transport to the closest, most appropriate facility, performed by Life Flight Network, its contracted agents, or reciprocal partners, subject to the reciprocal program’s rules.
Membership benefits are extended to the primary member, his/her spouse or domestic partner and dependents claimed on their income tax return. Dependents must be added to the member record within 30 days of birth or adoption. Elderly (age 65+) and disabled family members living in the same household are also covered. Life Flight Network may require documentation or other verification of membership eligibility.
Emergency medical transports are based on medical need, not membership status. Medical need can only be determined by a physician, EMS provider, hospital or another qualified third-party recognized by Medicare, and is in all cases subject to the final determination of the health insurance carrier, if any. Non-emergent transports are not eligible for Life Flight Network membership benefits.
Availability of service cannot be guaranteed due to weather conditions, maintenance, commitment to another transport, out-of-service equipment and other reasons.
New and lapsed membership benefits take effect 72 hours after receipt of a completed enrollment with payment.
Membership fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and are not tax-deductible. Life Flight Network may cease selling and servicing memberships should any governmental body, now or in the future, determine memberships can no longer be offered within their jurisdiction. No refunds will be made for any memberships already purchased.
Members enrolled through a group exceeding 100 participants are subject to an individual maximum membership benefit of $10,000 per transport.
I transfer directly to Life Flight Network my rights to insurance payments due to me for services provided by Life Flight Network. Such payments shall not exceed Life Flight Network’s regular charges. Denial of a claim by an insurance provider must be received by Life Flight Network in writing. Membership benefits do not extend to transports deemed not medically necessary or when insurers deny payments due to coordination of benefit issues. Per government regulations, individuals covered by Medicaid are not eligible for Life Flight Network membership and should not apply.
I specifically release and waive any and all rights, claims or causes of action against Life Flight Network and its employees and agents with respect to my Life Flight Network Membership.
The Membership Program may be canceled at any time for any reason, including financial feasibility and governmental regulation of such programs. Terms and conditions are subject to change.
By becoming a FireMed or LifeRide Ground Ambulance Program Member, you agree
to the above terms as well as these additional terms
- FireMed Memberships are honored by FireMed Membership programs of Oregon. LifeRide Memberships are honored by LifeRide Membership programs in Idaho. FireMed and LifeRide Memberships cover ground ambulance charges only, subject to the reciprocating program’s rules.
- I transfer directly to the FireMed/LifeRide program my rights to ground insurance payments due to me for services provided by FireMed or LifeRide, as the case may be. Such payments shall not exceed FireMed/LifeRide regular charges.
- I specifically release and waive any and all rights, claims or causes of action against the FireMed and LifeRide programs, their respective employees and agents with respect to my FireMed and/or LifeRide
- For additional terms and conditions specific to FireMed programs in Canby, Molalla, Baker City and Redmond see lifeflight.org.
Term applicable only to Canby FireMed and Molalla FireMed: Canby Fire Department or Molalla Fire Department will provide the member with a 20% discount off its regular rate for ambulance services in the event of a Canby Fire Department or Molalla Fire Department transport if the member has no applicable insurance. Membership benefits do not apply for transports lacking medical necessity. $500 maximum benefit per member of household per membership year.
Term Applicable to only Baker City FireMed: Children 18 or under and elderly or disabled family members living in the same household are also covered.
Term applicable only to Southern Wasco County FireMed: Southern Wasco County FireMed does not provide insurance coverage. You must have a viable health insurance plan before you can take advantage of this “gap” benefit.
Term applicable only to Redmond FireMed: Non-emergency ground ambulance transportation between local hospitals is covered by this agreement. Transports must meet medical necessity and reasonable requirements.