In a closed door, executive iPMI Magazine Round Table, we speak with leading C-Level Executives at Air Alliance, Bellwood Prestbury, Jet Executive, Mayday Assistance, Quickair, Rowland Brothers International And Tyrol Air Ambulance. We look at the complexities of the international private medical insurance industry when an insured member falls sick or has an accident overseas and requires repatriation or evacuation services home or to the nearest medical facility or centre of excellence.
Heart problems, long term illnesses and complex fractures are among the most common medical ailments at the source of private repatriations, according to CEGA, with demand spanning areas as diverse as southern Asia, the Caribbean and mainland Europe. Among those requesting the repatriations are uninsured individuals; business travellers; government organisations and even royalty.
"The demand for medical repatriations is greatest from Europe" Cecilia Geofilo-Pearson, CEGA's Business Development Manager.