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 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.
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. For current terms see www.lifeflight.org
By becoming a FireMed Program Member, you agree
to the above terms as well as these additional terms
- FireMed Memberships are honored by FireMed Membership programs of Oregon and cover ground ambulance charges only, subject to the reciprocating program’s rules.
- I transfer directly to the FireMed program my rights to ground insurance payments due to me for services provided by FireMed. Such payments shall not exceed FireMed regular charges.
- I specifically release and waive any and all rights, claims or causes of action against the FireMed programs, their respective employees and agents with respect to my FireMed Membership.
- For additional terms and conditions specific to FireMed programs in Baker City, Eugene Springfield, Lane Fire Authority, Lebanon, Molalla, and Redmond see lifeflight.org.
TERMS APPLICABLE TO FIREMEDS:
Term Applicable only to Baker City FireMed: Children 18 or under and elderly or disabled family members living in the same household are also covered.
Terms Applicable only to Eugene Springfield FireMed: Household definition includes family members living as permanent residents of the same single-family occupancy, non-commercial residence. Benefit waiting period of 48 hours.
Term Applicable only to Jefferson FireMed: Family members who would otherwise be living in the home except for necessity of medical or elder care are also included.
Term applicable only to Lebanon Fire District FireMed: Lebanon Fire District FireMed membership provides a 50% benefit of the patient responsibility balance.
Terms applicable only to Molalla FireMed: Molalla Fire Department provides members a 20% discount off its regular rate for ambulance services in the event of a Molalla Fire Department transport if the member has no applicable insurance. Membership benefits do not apply for transports lacking medical necessity. There is a $500 maximum benefit per member of household per membership year.
Terms 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.
Term applicable only to Southern Wasco County FireMed: Southern Wasco County FireMed does not provide insurance coverage. Member must have a viable health insurance plan before taking advantage of this “gap” benefit.