Worldwide LifelineTM





Strengthen Your Safety Net

Rescue and Medical Evacuation

24/7/365 Traveler Assistance

Luggage, Pet and Vehicle Retrieval

Urgent Telehealth Access

We will rescue you from the point of illness or injury wherever* you are for any medical emergency, regardless of activity. We will provide a guarantee of payment (up to $5,000 and with reimbursement from you) for medical expenses and if you’re hospitalized, we’ll arrange and pay for your transportation back home. We’ll also transport a loved one to come to you in the hospital, and transport them back home.

Rescue and Medical Evacuation

We will rescue you from the point of illness or injury wherever* you are for any medical emergency, regardless of activity. We will provide a guarantee of payment (up to $5,000 and with reimbursement from you) for medical expenses and if you’re hospitalized, we’ll arrange and pay for your transportation back home. We’ll also transport a loved one to come to you in the hospital, and transport them back home.

24/7/365 Traveler Assistance

We’re available 24/7/365 to provide you with destination reports, event alerts, and information about destination healthcare, safety, entry and immunization requirements. We will also provide medical and security advisory, support for visa and passport issues, and we will help you locate translation assistance and legal resources whenever you’re more than 100 miles from home.

Luggage, Pet and Vehicle Retrieval

If your luggage, vehicle or pet were left due to the emergency, we’ll coordinate their return. We will assist in the retrieval of your lost luggage. If you’re traveling with a pet and your emergency illness or injury prevents you from caring for them, we’ll provide temporary housing and transport home as needed. And, if you, or your traveling companion, are unable to drive your vehicle home following your medical evacuation we will assist in its return.

Urgent Telehealth Access

The physicians from the Elite Medical Group are standing by 24/7/365 for real-time telehealth consultations ($95/session).

Complement the Protection of Your AAA Membership

Individual Membership

Travel anywhere in the world knowing you are protected in case of an emergency and just a call away from 24/7/365 assistance.

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$139 annually

Only $0.38/day


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Family Membership

The same great travel protection and advisory services of the individual membership for your family (includes a couple, plus up to six dependents up to age 26).

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$169 annually

Only $0.46/day


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Wander the World Without Worry

Illness. Injury. Unplanned incidents inevitably crop up when you travel. Our annual Worldwide LifelineTM membership is like having a team of Global Rescue’s medical, security, and intelligence experts right in your back pocket, ensuring that wherever you go – near home or far away – you travel prepared.

Worldwide LifelineTM Includes*

Emergency field rescue from the point of injury or illness

Medical evacuation home and end-to-end follow-up on every case

Expert medical and security advisory 24/7/365 during travel

Telehealth access 24/7/365 for real-time consultations (additional fees apply)

Guarantee of payment

Transport of loved one to come to your hospital and travel home with you

Transport of your vehicle and pet home

Real-time alerts and destination reports for 215 countries and territories

Traveler assistance for visa and passport issues, translation, legal locator, medication and records transfer, and lost luggage retrieval

What Does Help Look Like?

Worldwide LifelineTM assistance can take many different forms.

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Minor injury or illness

Twisted ankle? Upset stomach? Snake bite?

Members call Global Rescue to get real-time access to doctors, paramedics and nurses who will help sort out the dos and don’ts based on your unique situation and symptoms. And with telehealth you get live virtual health from anywhere in the world (additional fees apply).

Travel advice

Flash flood warning? Local language barrier? Ran out of a prescription? Civil unrest?

You’re one call away from expert help managing travel pitfalls like lost luggage, missing medications, visa and passport issues, unfamiliar languages, finding legal help, civil unrest or natural disaster.

Major injury or illness

Serious Head Injury? Heat Stroke? Heart Attack?

In case the truly terrible ever happens, our on-staff experts will get you out of danger, back home and reunited with your loved ones. We’ll even handle your vehicle and pet if needed.

International services

International, domestic, even local

Get destination reports for 215 countries and territories worldwide, health and security assessments and required immunizations. And with no activity restrictions, Worldwide Lifeline protects you regardless of what adventure you choose.

“Global Rescue took care of everything”

Dianette Wells, a Utah resident visiting Fiji when she was infected with dangerous bacteria and needed air transport on a medevac equipped aircraft to a hospital in New Zealand and then the U.S.

“I know a lot of climbers and they all told me that the one company that will come get you is Global Rescue.”

- Cheryl Gilbert, adventure traveler rescued from the world’s deadliest volcano in Indonesia

“Global Rescue alleviated all of my worries.”

Eliah English, a law student who required hospitalization while traveling in Northern India.

“Global Rescue is an easy decision. The value for the dollar is well worth it.”

Richard Jorgensen, a Colorado resident, required immediate airborne medical evacuation following a skiing accident in British Columbia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this travel insurance?

No. Travel insurance provides financial reimbursement for trip interruption and medical insurance coverage typically for a single trip. Global Rescue’s annual Worldwide LifelineTM membership provides year-long emergency field rescue, medical evacuation and transport, and medical advisory services at no additional cost. There is no additional charge for service. No claims to file, no deductible or copay, and no reimbursement to request when you use the Global Rescue Worldwide LifelineTM services. Access to TotalCareSM telehealth video consultation service with a medical doctor costs an additional $95 per consultation. See Global Rescue’s Worldwide LifelineTM Member Services Agreement for details.

What is field rescue?

Field Rescue is the transport of a member by ground, air or sea to the nearest appropriate hospital, clinic or medical provider. We send help if you are ill, injured or in danger and unable to get to care on your own — no matter where you are in the world, close to home or far away.

Will medical evacuation get me home if I’m hurt or injured?

Yes. As long as a member is more than 100 miles from home Global Rescue shall arrange and pay for the member’s transportation home once the member is discharged from the hospital.

Is this only for emergencies?

No. While Worldwide LifelineTM provides a wide variety of emergency services, it can also be used in non-emergency situations, such as 24/7/365 medical advisory services, visa and passport issues, translation, legal locators and real-time travel event alerts.

What is Security Advisory?

Security advisory’s main goal is to keep you out of harm’s way in the first place. But if that’s unavoidable, our team of security and intelligence experts are a phone call away to keep you informed and guide you to safety.

Do I need to be traveling internationally to use my membership services?

No. While Global Rescue’s medical and travel advisory services are only available to members when they are at least 100 miles from home. Telehealth consultations are available no matter your distance from home. Field rescue is available regardless of your distance from home except when you’re traveling in the Arctic above 80th parallel North or on/near the Antarctic continent below the 60th parallel. Members can also access travel preparation insights – including security threats, entry requirements, COVID-19 travel status and restrictions and more – through destination reports for 215 countries and principalities. See Global Rescue’s Worldwide LifelineTM Member Services Agreement for full details.

Are telehealth services available?

Yes. For $95 per consultation, you have access to real-time video telehealth consultations via TotalCareSM, offering world-class medical care from physicians and Elite Medical Group.

What does Worldwide LifelineTM cost?

An individual membership is $139 for AAA Members from participating affiliates. A family membership is $169 for AAA Members from participating affiliates.

Who can join?

Participation is currently limited to members of the Auto Club Group which includes AAA territories of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, Nebraska, South Carolina, North Carolina, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and select counties in Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota. See Participating Affiliates for further details.

Not already a AAA member? Join at www.AAA.com.

Are there any activity restrictions?

It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting a museum, or climbing the Matterhorn, fishing in the Everglades or scuba diving off a remote island shore. A membership protects you whatever your activity. See our Member Services Agreement for details about membership benefits, limitations and restrictions.

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Or contact us via +1(617) 210-8171 or worldwidelifeline@globalrescue.com

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Conditions, limitations and exclusions may apply. See Global Rescue’s Worldwide Lifeline Member Services Agreement for full details.
*With exceptions, such as war zones, above 15,000 feet of elevation (other than airplane travel), and below the 60th Parallel South and above the 80th Parallel North.
†Global Rescue LLC provides technical and administrative services to Elite Medical Group, P.C.(“Elite Medical”), a professional corporation owned by licensed physicians that employs or contracts with physicians licensed to practice medicine where medical services are provided. Elite Medical physicians provide all medical care accessed via the Totalcare telehealth service and all associated fees are established and collected by Elite Medical. Elite Medical reserves the right to deny care for potential or actual misuse of their services.