The main benefit of an Air Evac Lifeteam membership is that the annual fee covers whatever cost of an emergency helicopter ambulance airlift that the patient's health insurance does not cover, and there is no further cost to the patient. A membership is valid throughout all the organization's service areas.
Air Evac Lifeteam operates in 15 states in the central and southeast United States. It uses its fleet of helicopters to transport those in medical need to the nearest medical facility. Members are able to use Air Evac Lifeteam's services if an airlift is necessary due to threat to life or limb. A household membership covers everyone who lives at a residence, including college students temporarily absent. As long as the flights are medically necessary, there is no limit to how many flights a member is able to take each year.
Although Air Evac Lifeteam is not an insurance policy, it provides prepaid protection against air evacuation costs that exceed health insurance limits. Some insurance companies only cover air ambulance costs up to an allowable limit. Members carry identification cards and have stickers on their vehicles so that attending emergency service personnel call Air Evac Lifeteam and not another air ambulance service. Medical personnel on the scene determine whether a patient needs an air evacuation.