Journey insurance coverage claims ‘at highest stage since 2010’


Journey insurers now take care of the equal of 1 new declare each three minutes from British holidaymakers and travellers needing emergency medical remedy whereas abroad, new figures present.

Evaluation carried out by the Affiliation of British Insurers reveals that medical payments confronted by insurers is at its highest for eight years.

The examine of 500,000 journey insurance coverage claims made final 12 months reveals that journey insurers helped 153,000 British travellers needing emergency medical remedy overseas – the equal of 420 folks every single day, or one particular person each three minutes.

The overall medical invoice paid by insurers was £209m – £570,000 every single day – the very best determine since 2010. Of the £399m paid out on all journey insurance coverage claims, medical claims accounted for 52% of declare prices, adopted by cancellation prices at 36%, then misplaced baggage or cash at four%.

Charlie Campbell, the ABI’s supervisor of well being and safety, mentioned that too many individuals “holidays can develop into horror days” if they’re insured or fall unwell whereas away from residence.

He mentioned: “Needing medical remedy could be anxious wherever you might be, with out the added fear of how one can afford what could be sky excessive medical payments. But the typical journey insurance coverage coverage prices lower than what a median household can spend on drinks and meals on the airport and pays emergency medical payments than can simply run into six figures.”


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