Federal Express, FedEx, is one of the largest cargo carriers in the world, and FedEx's pilots enjoy one of the best pay and benefit packages in the industry. As of 2013, there is a trust set up to fund any Long Term Disability claims from pilots. This is completely company funded. However, as we have found at other airlines, disability programs at FedEx, while a welcome benefit, should be augmented on several levels.
As a FedEx Pilot, you are privy to a handful of overlapping benefits from FedEx corporate as well as specific caveats that you should be aware of. There are lots of resources on line that describe these benefits, and more importantly, it is important to realize that these benefits change. One of our roles is to keep and eye on changes and react accordingly.
When searching the Internet, you will find that there are lots of opinions and interpretations regarding the issue of disability insurance for pilots. Since this webpage is dedicated to disability insurance for FedEx pilots in particular, let's move in that direction. You will notice that this issue is oftentimes a "side show" compared to sick leave, 401k's, and stock options. We find this unsettling because what is the greatest risk to your income? Answer: disability, and for pilots it is even more precarious because it is a matter of passing your FAA Medical. Did you know that sometimes you feel fine, can most likely do your job, and then fail the FAA Medical? Don't believe it can happen to you? We suggest you read and watch this.
At this point, disability insurance is included for FedEx Pilots. Once again this insurance is to pay a portion of your current paycheck for the duration of your disability, or until a certain age if your disability is permanent. The other issue are the caveats that dictate whether you get paid or not. The question you have to ask yourself is: "can I live on that disability payment?" or "can I maintain my current lifestyle if I become disabled?". If I don't consider myself disabled, but fail my FAA medical, will that insurance pay?
These are all great questions and we suggest you immediately call us if you are not sure on these issues. Our professionals are very well-versed on FedEx benefits for their pilots. They know the important questions to ask so you get straight answers and protect your family.
Whether we talk on the phone or in person, the objective is to MAKE SURE that you have the right policy for you. This includes making sure there are no conflicts or double-coverage with the benefits package you currently have.
Each quote can vary depending on your current income, the nature of your exact job, flight frequency, and other factors. If you want to save money, you get a custom quote. That's how we stay competitive and can proudly say we have the best disability program in the airline pilot community.
We are here. If you ever have a question, simply call us. The people that sell it, are also the people that service your account. We consider you family, so why would we send you to a call center with an anonymous voice somewhere? If you need something, call us directly.
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