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SPEC Offers HALO-Flight Membership for $1 per Month

Peace of mind for just $1 per month may sound too good to be true, but for residential members of San Patricio Electric Cooperative it’s a possibility. Our members are eligible for a discounted membership rate with HALO-Flight, a non-profit air ambulance service.

HALO-Flight transports patients with emergency medical needs to the appropriate hospital by helicopter. This service can be especially life-saving for people who live in rural areas that are far from medical services.

HALO-Flight’s Guardian subscription plan, which is normally $35 per year, is available for SPEC members for just $12 per year. Though a special billing arrangement with HALO-Flight, SPEC can add the cost of service to your monthly electric bill, so you pay just $1 per month for the potentially life-saving service.

As a member, your $1 fee goes a long way. The average helicopter transport can exceed $20,000 and the expense only rises the further you need to travel. If you ever need to be transported by air due to medical necessity, HALO-Flight will transport you and forgive or reduce that debt.

If you are a Halo-Flight member and have insurance, the organization will bill your insurance company to recuperate any of the costs it may cover for your transport. Any payment it receives from your insurance company is typically considered payment in full.

If you don’t have insurance, HALO-Flight can still help reduce your emergency medical expenses. For members without insurance, HALO-Flight offers a 50 percent reduction in transport costs.

Your coverage also extends to those that live in your primary residence on a permanent basis. If you want your membership to cover these dependents, you simply need to list them on your HALO-Flight membership application.

HALO-Flight serves 26 counties, or approximately 28,000 miles of South Texas. You and your listed dependents are covered any time you are in this service area.

If you’re interested in becoming a HALO-Flight member at SPEC’s discounted rate, complete the application found at www.sanpatricioelectric.org/halo-flight. Alternatively, you can contact us at 361-364-2220.

The special rate and billing arrangement is available for residential SPEC members only. If you are on Medicaid, state regulations prohibit you from becoming a HALO-Flight member. Should you discontinue your electric service with SPEC, your HALO-Flight membership will automatically terminate 30 days after your account has been final billed. If you choose to terminate your HALO-Flight membership at any other time, you need to contact HALO-Flight directly at 361-265-0509.

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