Fire. Flood. Civil war. Animal stampede. Volcanic eruptions. Auto accidents. Hostile actions. These are just a few of the dramatic ways you might get hurt abroad — along with a few of the less-dramatic ones like catching the Ebola or Zika virus, malaria, or other diseases. But no matter what’s ailing you, SkyMed is there to help. As a medical evacuation service operating internationally in 32 countries, SkyMed will come and get you from one of those countries if you sustain a critical injury or illness and take you back to your home hospital of choice. It’s a very simple model for a very dramatic job.
You might be saying, “Hey I have insurance to travel abroad, and I have health insurance, too.” That’s great — but neither of those things are going to get you a ticket on the world’s fastest ambulance headed straight for home. Only SkyMed can do that, and that’s why AFEUSA has partnered with SkyMed to keep its members safe abroad, whether for work or play.
Drama aside, the dangers of being injured abroad and then being stuck in subpar medical conditions are higher than we might like to admit. Many of the things that make a country beautiful and inexpensive to visit also make it a terrible place to receive medical treatment. And even if they’re prepared for your injury, you’ll be recovering far, far away from home.
With an AFEUSA membership, you won’t have to worry about that.
Article by Charles Jackson, President of AFEUSA