One for All, All for one
In the melee of the Covid pandemic, the free fall of the world’s aviation and other industries, is forcing us all to think creatively about how best to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
We, the International Flight Crew Association (IFCA) are a group of airline pilots who have formed a non-profit association to help promote the welfare of ourselves and our loved ones.
Membership is for those who have a:
● Commercial Pilot License, or a
● Airline Transport Pilot License
Additionally, you must have been employed for at least two (2) months by an air carrier holding a valid Air Operator’s Certificate.
From the outset of the creation of IFCA, our focus was to find a comprehensive medical programme that would insure us while we were employed and potentially continue cover into our retirement.
Helped by the Hong Kong based insurance broker, Navigator Insurance Brokers Ltd, (Navigator) we were able to find a programme that during the first couple of years was willing to accept all applicants with no underwriting. At the time of writing (December 2023) however, the offer of guaranteed acceptance has been withdrawn, pending our ability to be able to grow our association such that our numbers again may prove attractive to an insurer.
The medical plan developed for us by Navigator, is called the ‘Flight Crew Global Health’ plan and is provided by the insurer: Foyer Santé SA, (Foyer) which is likewise based in Luxembourg.
Caring for our members with the benefits we are offering are just a start, please get in touch with us with ideas for additional services and relate to us any positive experience you have had with potential suppliers.
Application and retainment of the Flight Crew Global Health plan, you need to be an IFCA member. A further caveat, is that this plan is not available to members and / or their dependents who are US nationals. Only if you are an American living outside of the US, may you apply for cover.