If I have medical insurance, why do I need this program?
Insurance coverage varies, and you should check with your employer or insurance company to find out about your benefits. Many insurance companies do not cover 100% of paramedic and/or ambulance fees. Your membership acts as an extra protection to any existing insurance coverage you may have. Upon providing you with emergency medical and ambulance service, we will obtain insurance information from you and directly bill your insurance companies. You will not be responsible for any co-payments, deductibles, or balances due for the services we provided for you. City of Arcadia residents and businesses have saved tens of thousands of dollars because of their membership in this program.
Who is covered by the Paramedic Membership Program?
City of Arcadia residents: Your membership covers all permanent members of your household (i.e. anyone who lives at your address full-time) who you listed on your application.
City of Arcadia businesses: All enrolled employees you listed on your application. Customers and guests are NOT covered under your business enrollment. However, they may purchase their own residential membership, if they live within the City of Arcadia.
What is the current fee for joining the Paramedic Membership Program?
City of Arcadia residents: The annual fee is $51 per year; $27 per year for retirement-facility residents; and $24 per year for qualified low-income or disabled applicants. A separate low-income form must be submitted if you are applying for the low-income membership rate.
City of Arcadia businesses: The annual fee is $54 per year for up to 10 employees, and an additional $30 for each additional 10 employees, up to a maximum of 230 total employees.