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Your America's Boating Club membership now offers valuable new travel safety services from DAN Boater.

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America's Boating Club has partnered with DAN Boater to provide you with a host of valuable safety resources designed to help you when you travel — whether it's by boat, plane, car or rail. From 24/7 assistance with serious medical emergencies, to simple questions about travel-related health issues, professional help will be just a phone call away.

These new benefits include:

DAN Boater is here for you with an experienced team of medical and travel emergency professionals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Call DAN Boater

Its emergency response team has decades of experience managing injuries and illnesses in remote locations. Paired with its global emergency services network, they work to provide you with the best possible care.

Coverage on Land and Water
While you're cruising the seven seas, scaling the tallest mountains, or out exploring a new city, if an unforeseen event happens - don't worry. With DAN Boater, you're covered no matter where adventure takes you.

The team of health care professionals behind DAN Boater's Medical Information Line has decades of experience helping members with questions about travel medicine and health, and the expertise needed to safely guide you through even the toughest situation.

Can it wait? Or is it urgent?
With over 300,000 medical resource hours logged helping members, the DAN Boater team has seen it all. When you call, they will help determine your condition, answer your questions, and guide you through best care practices. They'll also advise you on the availability of medical care and the logistics of medical transportation and rescue services for your geographic location.

As a member, you're covered for worldwide medical evacuation (medevac) expenses in the event of a medical emergency. With over 10,000 emergency medical evacuations handled, their experienced team will arrange and pay for medical transport to help get you to safety.

If DAN Boater, in consultation with you, medical personnel and others at the site of the incident, determines that you or a covered family member requires emergency medical evacuation, it will pay up to $150,000 per covered member directly to the provider for covered expenses incurred during evacuation.

Depending on the nature and location of your emergency, local treatment facilities in your area — if they exist — may not always be the best choice for ongoing medical treatment. In cases like this, the best course of action may be to return home for a higher or more appropriate level of care.

If you or a covered family member suffers a medical emergency requiring inpatient hospitalization while traveling, and your condition is sufficiently stable to allow transportation without exacerbating your condition, DAN Boater will pay the covered expenses up to the benefit limit of $25,000 for transportation to the hospital of your choice within your home country.

You may use this benefit once during any 12 month period.

Search and rescue services are not always free and in most cases not covered by health insurance. The availability, capability and cost of these services vary widely depending on where you are in the world and the circumstances of your emergency.

If you become lost or incapacitated while traveling, DAN Boater will reimburse you for necessary and reasonable search and rescue expenses up to the benefit limit of $25,000 after it receives notification that an appropriate rescue service/agency, such as the Coast Guard, local police, or other national or international agency responsible for safety at sea, has undertaken a SAR operation to save you.

You may use this benefit once during any 12 month period.

Return of Traveling Companion
If you or your traveling companion lose previously-made travel arrangements due to a delay caused by a medical emergency, DAN Boater will arrange and pay for one-way economy airfare to return your companion to his or her original departure point.

Return of Dependent Children
If you're traveling alone with children and become ill or injured and unable to attend to the children's needs, DAN Boater will arrange and pay for one-way economy airfare to return the children to their places of residence. Qualified escorts will be provided if necessary.

Visit of Family Member or Friend
If you're traveling alone and are expected to require hospitalization for more than seven consecutive days, DAN Boater will arrange and pay for round-trip economy airfare for a visitor to travel to the site of your hospitalization.

Repatriation of Remains
If a member dies while on a trip, DAN Boater will arrange and provide for the return of the member's remains, including required embalming, necessary government authorizations, coffin(s) or cremation (only if required prior to the repatriation of the member's remains), and a container appropriate for transportation of the remains, to the member's principal residence.

Medical Expense Advances
Some foreign medical providers may ask you to pay for services at the time they are rendered. While DAN Boater does not cover medical expenses, it can help you arrange for payment. Hospital admittance or discharge deposits will be advanced up to $5,000 with an acceptable guarantee of reimbursement from either you or your insurance carrier.

Physician and Hospital Referrals
DAN Boater maintains a global database of physicians and medical facilities that are available to assist you in case of an emergency. For referrals to physicians, hospital or other medical facilities, call the DAN Boater Medical Information Line.

Prescription Assistance
If you require prescription medication or prescription eyeglasses that are not available in your location, DAN Boater will consult with your prescribing physician, locate a replacement or refill, and arrange for shipment.

Medical Monitoring
At your request, DAN Boater will establish communication with the local attending medical provider, obtain as much information as possible about your situation, and begin monitoring your condition. Their medical professionals will stay in regular communication with the local medical personnel and relay necessary information to you and your family until the situation is resolved and you continue your travels or return home.

Translator and Foreign Services Assistance
In the event of an emergency, DAN Boater will help you locate resources such as consulates, government agencies, translators or interpreters to assist you with travel-related problems.

Emergency Message Transmission
If you are injured or hospitalized, DAN Boater can relay emergency messages between you and your family, or you and your employer, to keep everyone updated on your medical situation.

Lost or Stolen Property Recovery Assistance
If your luggage, documents, credit cards, or personal items are lost or stolen, DAN Boater will help you report the missing items to the appropriate authorities. It can also help you replace your passports and credit cards and recover lost or delayed luggage from a carrier.

Travel Service Assistance
In the event of an emergency, DAN Boater will help coordinate emergency travel arrangements and hotel reservations for you, including helping replace your lost or stolen airline tickets and arranging payment.

Legal Assistance and Referrals
If you are arrested, or are in danger of being arrested, DAN Boater will help locate an attorney who can represent you in legal matters. Where permitted by law, it can also advance up to $5,000 in bail funds with an acceptable guarantee of reimbursement.

Return of Vehicle Expense Coverage
If you are hospitalized or have an emergency medical evacuation which prevents the return of your vehicle to the rental agency or your principal residence, DAN Boater will arrange and pay for its return.

Educational Resources

The better informed and prepared you are for travel emergencies, the less likely you are to suffer serious consequences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about the DAN Boater benefits.

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If you do not see your question listed below, contact America's Boating Club Customer Services at +1 (888) 367-8777 for assistance.

Before January 1, 2020:

If you were an active America's Boating Club member on December 31, 2019

If you did not opt out of the DAN Boater benefits prior to January 1, 2020, these benefits were automatically added to your America's Boating Club membership at no charge to you and you may use them through the remainder of your current membership period.

To check the status of your membership, and find out if you have these benefits right now, click here.

When your America's Boating Club membership comes up for renewal, you may choose to keep these benefits as part of your membership for an additional fee of $25. The fee will be added to your regular membership dues at checkout. You will also have the option to decline these extra benefits (and the extra $25 fee) at that time.

On/After January 1, 2020:

When you join or renew your America's Boating Club membership on or after January 1, 2020, you may choose to add the optional DAN Boater benefits to your membership for only $25.

These benefits are available to active America's Boating Club members only. This means the benefits will expire the same day your membership expires. If you renew your membership after it lapses, these benefits will start the same day you renew. DAN Boater benefits cannot be used with expired/lapsed memberships.

You can find details about all of the DAN Boater benefits, including coverage amounts, in the DAN Boater Benefits Handbook. If you have questions not answered in the handbook, call the DAN Boater Member Support Team at +1 (919) 490-2011.

Keep in mind that DAN Boater cannot answer questions related to your America's Boating Club membership.

For questions related to your America's Boating Club membership -- including billing, payments, membership dates and renewals -- contact America's Boating Club Customer Services at +1 (888) 367-8777.

Keep in mind that America's Boating Club cannot answer questions about specific DAN Boater benefits nor can it help you with travel-related emergencies.

Call the DAN Boater Emergency Hotline at +1 (919) 667-9111. The hotline is available 24/7/365 and collect calls are accepted.

Keep in mind that DAN Boater cannot provide assistance to America's Boating Club members who opted out of these benefits or to those with expired/lapsed America's Boating Club memberships.

Call the DAN Boater Medical Information Line at +1 (919) 490-2011. This line is available Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm ET for non-emergency questions.

Keep in mind that DAN Boater cannot provide assistance to America's Boating Club members who opted out of these benefits or to those with expired/lapsed America's Boating Club memberships.

No. These benefits will not pay for medical treatment or loss caused by, or resulting from, sickness/illness or injury of any kind.

When traveling within your home country, most regular health insurance plans will cover medical expenses while you're away from home. Check with your insurance provider to find out if your plan has any travel-related restrictions.

If you're planning to travel outside your home country, keep in mind that most domestic health insurance plans -- including Medicare -- do not cover medical expenses incurred outside your home country. So before you depart, consider purchasing international health insurance or a travel insurance policy that includes medical expense coverage.

No. These benefits will not pay for financial losses due to trip delays, interruptions or cancellations.

When unexpected circumstances force you to cancel, delay or interrupt your travel plans, you could be faced with financial losses related to nonrefundable prepayments you've made on your trip. To protect yourself against these types of losses, consider purchasing trip or travel insurance before you depart.

These benefits are designed to cover you and the immediate family members you have listed on your America's Boating Club membership. This includes:

  • You (as the primary contact)
  • Your spouse or domestic partner (must reside at the same address)
  • Your unmarried dependent children up to the age of 24

In order for your family members to qualify for these benefits, they must be listed on your America's Boating Club membership. If you haven't done so already, contact your America's Boating Club representative today to add them.

Yes! Your new benefits cover you and your family — not your boat — so they apply any time you travel more than 50 miles from home, regardless of how you travel.

Here are just a few examples of the types of activities members frequently enjoy:

  • Charter trips
  • Cruiseship travel
  • Sightseeing expeditions
  • Exploring island beaches, parks and villages
  • Amateur fishing tournaments
  • Photo safaris
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Walking tours
  • Hiking
  • Local cultural and food festivals