EmergencyLink could save your life, or the life of a loved one

EmergencyLink-ID-Kit

There are various methods of making emergency medical information available in case you are injured and can’t talk for yourself, but they don’t always have information about notifying your emergency contacts.  With EmergencyLink, information for the people you need to be notified immediately in case of emergency is included with your account, and they’ll be notified as your medical information is being sent to the hospital.  It’s a free “24-Hour Emergency Response Network that allows you to create an emergency plan, share your emergency plan with family/friends and has a 24-Hour
Response center to execute your plan in an emergency.”

Unlike some plans that cover only an individual, EmergencyLink lets you add family members – your spouse, children, even your parents.  You’ll get ID cards and fobs for your keychain or shoe laces, and you’ll be able to access your account via the web or Android or iOS apps.  You can give friends and family members access to your emergency plan, so you’ll be sure that someone will know what needs to be done when you are injured, such as pick up your kids and keep them safe.

Signing up is free.  For each new signup, EmergencyLink will donate $1 to the American Red Cross, Autism Speaks, or the (George) Lopez Foundation.

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  • Sandee Cohen February 4, 2013, 10:49 am

    I was very skeptical of this free service. How could it really be free? So I went to their site and looked through the FAQ where I found the following:

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    Q. If EmergencyLink is free to join, where does the company’s revenue come from?

    A. While EmergencyLink membership is free and we will not sell or rent your information to third-parties, for any purpose, in the future we hope to present you with “offers” from insurance, financial and other companies that we believe you may benefit from. The offers will be completely optional and you will have no obligation to participate. Select companies will pay EmergencyLink to present the offers to you and we will present them to you in the form of a monthly email from EmergencyLink. You will have the opportunity to opt out from such offer emails at any time.
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    I like their honesty in explaining how the service will eventually work. I feel better signing up knowing that they aren’t suddenly going to start charging.

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