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Hospital Medicine and Organ Systems Physiology

5-Night Bermuda Cruise
Round-trip Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ
May 30 - June 04, 2020
Royal Caribbean's <em>Adventure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours
5 ½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

Program Purpose

The speaker will discuss selected topics in classic, mammalian, organ systems physiology (e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, renal). One objective is to refresh the attendee's knowledge of the application of classic physiology to the practice of medicine. Another objective is to expose learners to new data and information gleaned from experimental physiology in the presenter's laboratories.

The desired outcome of these lectures is improved attendee knowledge and patient care through research-based education. For example, those attending will learn about nonanalgesic properties of acetaminophen. How safe and efficacious this historically-important drug is will be emphasized. The hepatotoxicity (suicidal use) of the drug will be de-emphasized. This should increase the physician's confidence in recommending its use.

This educational series will present attendees with key updates in clinical topics fundamental to the care of the adult inpatient, including major advances from the medical literature. Additionally, this educational series will review fundamental skills basic to the practice of hospital medicine, such as diagnostic test interpretation and medical decision making.

Hospital medicine is a 'team sport' with a wide breadth of content, and this educational series will help attendees provide the most advanced hospital medicine care and allow them to bring what they learn back to their home institutions and share with their teams.

Topics:
  1. Cardiac Conduction System
    • Clarification of cellular/tissue
  2. Cardiac Output
    • Teaching the physiology of cardiac output beyond simply defining it
  3. Ischemia/Reperfusion vs Hypoxia/Reoxygenation
    • Learning the similarities and differences in the two topics
  4. Cardio- and Cerebroprotection by Acetaminophen
    • To teach new research data about the protective effects of acetaminophen in heart, brain and elsewhere
  5. Respiratory function: gas exchange and transport
    • Define differences between gas exchange and transport
  6. Renal function: Osmotic forces and formation of dilute vs concentrated urine
    • Learn and understand the importance of concentrated/dilute urine vs body water and circulatory homeostasis
  7. The physiology/medicine of diet and exercise
    • Learn the importance of sorting out fact and fiction
  8. Tick Borne Diseases
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to recognize key clinical features of tick borne diseases.
  9. Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - prophylaxis and treatment
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe the current standard of care for prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis in a hospitalized patient.
  10. Test Interpretation and Medical Decision Making
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to interpret medical test results in a scientific manner.
  11. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key treatment considerations for geriatric inpatients.
  12. Sepsis and Shock
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe the current state of sepsis recognition and treatment, in accordance with widely accepted published guidelines.
  13. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights - Cardiology, Cancer, Nephrology
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine.
  14. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights 2 - Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Rheumatology
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
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Faculty

Gary F. Merrill, BS, MS, PhD

Gary  F. Merrill, BS, MS, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Division of Life Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
 

Investigator of the mammalian cardiovascular system, full professor, teacher, author (e.g. Our Intelligent Bodies, 2020; Our Aging Bodies, 2015; Our Marvelous Bodies, 2008; all published by Rutgers University Press).

Robert Fogerty, MD

Robert Fogerty, MD

Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Director of Bed Resources, Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT 

After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

In 2011, he joined the Yale faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program, where he currently is an Associate Professor and is Co-Director for the Quality Improvement & Physician Leadership Distinction. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting, and cost-effective care. 

In his position as Director, Bed Resources for Yale New Haven Hospital, known institutionally as the "Bed Czar," Dr. Fogerty holds administrative responsibility for the allocation and utilization of the 1,541 licensed beds at Yale New Haven Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the United States, and he remains clinically active on the inpatient general medicine service.

Publications include the Journal of Hospital Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine and holds leadership positions in the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

 

Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

ANCC

 

Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

 

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea ® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity is approved for a total of 14 contact hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit.

 

Accreditation Council for American Academy of PAs

Continuing Education, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 14 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 MOC ABIM

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat May 30 Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ
- 3:00 pm
Sun May 31 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jun 01 King's Wharf, Bermuda
9:00 am -
Tue Jun 02 King's Wharf, Bermuda
- 5:00 pm
Wed Jun 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 04 Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Bermuda

Ports of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ - Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located on the New York Harbor in Bayonne, New Jersey, and is just seven miles from New York City and three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Its waterfront location and convenience to the Big Apple allows visitors easy access to everything New York City has to offer along with providing visitors access to the historic roots of Northern New Jersey. Convenient guest parking is located adjacent to the cruise terminal.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

King's Wharf, Bermuda - King's Wharf has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard, an impressive military fortress built in 1815. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find quaint gems at the Bermuda Arts Center and Craft Market. If that's not enough, a snorkel park and watersport facility offer hours of activities to the adventuresome.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. Stateroom: 506 sq. ft. Balcony: 64 sq. ft. 
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Non-refundable Deposit

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with double sofa bed and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 381 sq. ft. Balcony: 95 sq. ft. 
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Non-refundable Deposit

Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 277 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. 
$1,269.00
Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms, GT Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms (GT)
Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), balcony, two bathrooms (one with tub) and living area with double sofa bed. Stateroom: 610 sq. ft. Balcony: 234 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Suite/Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 277 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Royal Suite with Balcony, RS Suite/Deluxe Royal Suite with Balcony (RS)
Grand entrance with doorbell. Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirlpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1,188 sq. ft. Balcony 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony), VP Suite/Deluxe Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony) (VP)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows. Stateroom: 406 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 3B Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (3B) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft 
$819.00

Third/Fourth $349.00
Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$689.00
Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 1B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (1B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 2B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (2B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft
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Oceanview with Balcony, 3D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (3D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 4B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (4B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft
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Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 6B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (6B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft
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Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 7D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (7D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Oceanview Stateroom (3N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft. 
$569.00

Third/Fourth $289.00
Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$509.00
Ultra Spacious Oceanview, 1K Outside Ultra Spacious Oceanview (1K)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, two Pullman beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed and bathroom. Stateroom: 328 sq. ft.
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Spacious Panoramic Oceanview, 1L Outside Spacious Panoramic Oceanview (1L)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King with an open bed frame. Double sofa bed. Wider entry door. Turning spaces. Lowered vanity with sitting area, closet rods and safe. Private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower seat, raised toilet and a lowered sink. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window. Stateroom: 191 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 1M Outside Spacious Oceanview (1M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 4M Outside Spacious Oceanview (4M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 3V Interior Stateroom (3V) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft. 
$469.00

Third/Fourth $249.00
Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$419.00
Promenade View Interior, 1T Inside Promenade View Interior (1T)
A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 167 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft.
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Studio Interior, 2W Inside Studio Interior (2W)
One twin bed, vanity area, and bathroom. (106 sq. ft.) Accommodates 1 guest. Stateroom: 106 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 4V Inside Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $316.14 per person.
Deposit $100.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel protection is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel protection is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel protection is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Protection Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours