KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Fire Department is making a new push to get more people to sign up for its Ambulance Membership Plan.
The plan reduces the cost of riding in an ambulance, but because enrollment has dropped 20 percent from this time last year, KCFD will start mailing out brochures four times a year with every water bill.
People who are insured can sign up for $59 a year or $109 for two years. In return, if they ever need an ambulance ride, their out-of-pocket expense is $0. KCFD will collect what the person's insurance covers, but the remaining is waived.
People who are not insured pay $99 a year or $189 for two years. This reduces their out-of-pocket expense by 30 percent.
People who qualify for Medicaid are not eligible for the plan.
One plan covers everyone in a household. Information on how sign up is available at www.mastambulance.org.