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It Turns Out, Deployment Was Good Practice for 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that you can never predict what life’s going to throw at you. Military spouses might have been a little less phased by this crazy year since they’re used to change, risk, and uncertainty.

You can’t see the future, you can never be totally ready, but you can be prepared.

Thankfully, AFI’s insurance products have your back.

It Turns Out, Deployment Was Good Practice for 2020

Anyone who’s ever gotten themselves, their spouse, and their families ready for a deployment knows the drill. It isn’t simply a matter of seeing the service member out the door or dropping them at the airport.

Deployment really starts months before the service member’s departure date.

First, there’s the service member’s long training hours and days. Then, there are unit briefings for the families and the decision of whether the waiting family members will stay put or go stay with family.

Additionally, spouses have practical matters to attend to: from finishing up any home, outdoor, or auto projects, to getting a Power of Attorney, to yes, updating wills.

And these are just the things that are relatively common. Each individual family may have additional considerations: family care plans, relatives’ health concerns, children’s education, and emotional wellbeing, recent or upcoming births.

The truth is, deployment isn’t simply a 3, 6, 9, or 12-month process. It takes lengthy, careful, and intensive preparation from everyone involved.

So while the country was mostly caught flat-footed by suddenly having to stay at home, wear masks, and attend work and school remotely, many military families were able to readjust fairly quickly. Readiness and adaptability are their calling card, after all.

They know that no plan survives first contact with the enemy, and you have to sometimes build the airplane while you’re flying it (to mix metaphors). Which is why military spouses need the best insurance available.

The Best Offense Is a Good Defense

When it comes to confronting risk and protecting your family against the unknown, you can’t be too careful.

If a PCS move is in your future, AFI’s Renter, Home, Flood, and Dwelling Fire Insurance will help you manage the transition with confidence. After all, you take a risk when you travel with your family and transport your belongings around the country and the world. Furthermore, different places present their own unique challenges to your home and its safety, so you may require different types of insurance depending on where you move.

Moreover, military families know that there’s more to a home than a house. When home is where the military sends you, you learn quickly what is most important in life. A family all together safe and sound is the essential thing. When you have the assurance that the place you live and your assets are protected, everything else falls into place.

Safeguard the Things You Value So You Can Tend to What’s Truly Important

As a military family, you want to focus on the things that really matter, which is why you need an insurance company you can trust.

We know military families love their pets; they can be a military spouse’s battle buddy during the long weeks and months away from their service members. That’s AFI offers Pet Insurance: so you can get affordable medical care for your pet in the event of an accident or illness.

Likewise, we understand that those irreplaceable sentimental items take on special resonance after lengthy absences and frequent moves. While there’s no substitute for the engagement ring that your service member gave you during R&R, you may want to purchase a suitable replacement with new meaning in the event that the original is lost, stolen, or damaged. Our comprehensive Valuable Items Insurance covers you no matter where in the world you happen to live.

AFI Insurance for The Unpredictability of Life

You want the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your home, pets, and belongings are protected. Military families know that there’s no such thing as certainty. AFI understands that security is invaluable to service members and their spouses, which is why we offer insurance products that match your unique needs.