Search and rescue

The OOM Living Abroad Insurance is a medical insurance for a longer or permanent stay abroad.

You will receive a maximum reimbursement of €25,000 for search, rescue and recovery if:

  • this happens by order of an official institution (e.g. the police)
  • you have a statement from this official institution

No excess applies to search and rescue.

You are staying in Switzerland and go mountain climbing. After hours of climbing you turn back but become hopelessly lost and end up wandering around the mountainous area. The police instigate a search and order a helicopter to look for you. You will receive a reimbursement of the total costs of €6,500.

You can claim your medical expenses quickly and easily via My OOM.

Please note that the terms and conditions of your insurance take precedence over the information provided here.