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Travel insurance provides cover for medical expenses, personal belongings, cancellation, delayed or missed departures, and other covers. Having the correct insurance, tailored to your travel plans, is vital to ensure peace of mind should you need help.

  • Up to £20,000,000 for medical expenses
  • Up to £10,000 worth of cancellation cover
  • Variety of options
  • Cover for winter sports and/or extreme activities

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The Alan Boswell Group Difference

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Travel insurance is available for a few pounds on the web, but can include many exclusions and limitations. Choosing Alan Boswell Group means you get personal and independent advice on what you do and don’t need. We are able to select from a variety of travel insurance products and aren’t tied to any specific insurer. We’ll take the time to understand your needs ensuring all your risks are covered whether traveling for business or pleasure.

 

How our customers rate us

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Travel Insurance in detail

It is always worth discussing your requirements with an expert as your travel insurance will be influenced by a number of key considerations including: number of travellers, location, activities planned, and purpose of trip e.g. holiday or business.

Options available when purchasing travel insurance include:

  • Medical expenses Probably the most important element of travel insurance. This includes your medical and associated expenses in the event of injury, accident, illness, or death. Travellers to certain countries will need extended cover and this should be discussed with an adviser.
  • Personal liability Cover if you injure someone or damage their property.
  • Personal belongings Cover for loss or theft of your personal belongings and baggage. It is important to consider what items you are taking away and their value. It is also worth checking if personal belongings are covered under your household insurance while travelling.
  • Money Cover for loss or theft of travel money, credit and debit cards, and travellers’ cheques.
  • Delayed / missed departure or cancellation Under certain circumstances, if your plans are delayed or cancelled then cover is available to either reimburse your financial loss or provide alternative travel plans.
  • Lost passport Cover for costs incurred when replacing a lost or stolen passport.
  • Personal accident Compensation for loss of life, limb, or sight, or permanent / temporary disablement sustained during your insured travel period, including repatriation. If you’re planning to take part in winter sports or other adrenaline activities this will need to be declared.
  • Legal expenses Cover for expenses in pursuing a claim for compensation for an occurrence during your trip.

Winter sports cover

Adding this to your policy provides greater cover for your activities and associated risks:   

  • Ski equipment and passes – Cover if ski equipment or passes are lost, damaged, or stolen.
  • Cancellation or curtailment – Cover for financial loss from unused ski passes or ski school fees when certified unable to ski due to unforeseen injury or accident.
  • Adverse weather / piste closure – Cover is provided if you are unable to ski due to lack of snow or adverse weather.

Adrenaline activities

Many sports, such as scuba diving, white-water rafting, and skydiving, may be excluded from your insurance policy given the additional injury risk they carry. Please call to speak to a holiday insurance specialist to make sure you’re covered.

It is important to note any Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice on destinations as most travel insurance policies will have exclusions for cover if the FCO advises against travel to that country.

Medical costs and litigation costs also vary drastically in USA and Canada and it is important you have a policy that includes these destinations if they form part of your plans.

Pre-existing medical conditions

It is vitally important that you declare any pre-existing medical conditions (PEMC), no matter how minor, when purchasing a policy.

The FCA estimates there to be up to 14.1 million consumers with a PEMC that look to purchase travel insurance each year. Of these consumers, approximately 0.7% were declined cover, and 11% purchased a policy with an exclusion for their PEMC.

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has launched a travel insurance directory for people with serious pre-existing medical conditions to help them find suitable insurance cover if we’re not able to help.

The contact details for the directory is as follows:

Customer Contact Centre: 0800 138 7777 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm)

Website: The Money Advice Service Medical Travel Directory

Email: [email protected]

FAQs

  • No, once you have begun your trip you are generally unable to take out a policy, however there may be exceptions, such as traveling to an airport, where you will be able to take out your policy before boarding your transport.

  • This will vary from product to product, in most circumstances you will not be able to, but there may be instances where you can for an additional fee. If your plans are flexible and may change then an annual policy is often the better option for you as it will give you wider and longer cover.

  • We would always advise that you plan your trip, and any activities, in advance to ensure your holiday insurance is appropriate. If a change is possible there will likely be additional costs involved. Any changes will exclude any pre-existing incidents.

  • There will be various limits and excesses for each product and your experienced adviser will talk you through these before making a purchase. Inevitably, cheaper products will have higher excesses and lower limits and it is worth considering if you could afford to pay a higher excess should a claim occur.

  • This depends on the medical condition. Some insurance products will completely exclude any pre-existing conditions no matter how minor and some products will cover even the most serious medical conditions. Failure to declare any medical conditions no matter how trivial could result in significant issues should a medical issue occur while on your travels and the condition has not been declared.

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