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Confusion reigns over European Health Insurance Card

UK tourists jetting off on summer holidays abroad risk laying themselves open to hefty medical bills because of confusion over the benefits offered by a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Travel insurance ‘not necessary’ for almost half of holidaymakers who travel uninsured

As the summer holiday season looms, new research reveals that 44 per cent of holidaymakers who travel abroad without insurance think it is ‘not necessary’.

Delaying buying travel cover could prove a costly mistake is warning holidaymakers heading abroad not to leave arranging their travel insurance to the last minute or risk losing valuable cover if they unexpectedly need to cancel or cut their trip short.

Silver skiers could be forced out in the cold this season due to the cost of cover

Older skiers face an uphill struggle to get covered on the slopes, according to research from Travel Insurance.

Travel insurance warning in the busiest week for holiday bookings

Millions of British holidaymakers will book their summer holidays in January with the third week of the year traditionally being one of the busiest for those looking forward to some summer sunshine.

One in three winter sports holidaymakers won’t take out appropriate insurance cover

One in three people (33%) planning to take a winter sports holiday this winter do not intend to take out winter sports insurance, according to new findings1 from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

Skiers may find their piste closure cover useful as snow is scarce in the Alps

Skiers and snowboarders heading to the Alps and Pyrenees in the next few weeks may find that their travel insurance policy offers some solace for the distinct lack of snow.

No upper age limit for new AA single trip policy

AA Insurance has re-launched its travel insurance policy with a range of improvements in cover.

Get the right cover for winter holidays warn ABTA and the FCO

Almost a third of people (29%) taking a ski or snowboarding holiday this year will do so without the right travel insurance putting themselves at risk of high medical bills if they have an accident or get injured on the slopes.

Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance offers 35% discount on Annual multi-trip cover

Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance announces that from 30th September 2014 until 29th December 2014 Nectar card holders who apply online and quote the code ‘T1737’ will be entitled to a 35% discount on Annual multi-trip cover.

Quarter of people would skip travel insurance for a six-month trip around the world

As news of volcanic ash once more threatens to ground flights and disrupt holidays, a new poll shows how Britons are knowingly chancing their arm by going away without travel insurance.

LV= travel insurance will cover Brits held up by Bardarbunga volcano

As the Icelandlic Metereological Office has raised the warning level of the Bardarbunga volcano erupting to ‘orange’ – the second highest level – meaning there is a strong probability that passenger flights may be affected by volcanic ash in the next few days.

Average medical claim while abroad is over £1,000

More than a quarter (27%) of holidaymakers who have enjoyed a trip overseas in the past two years had a serious or long term medical condition such as diabetes or a heart condition at the time, according to research from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

Delays and missed departure cover - check the small print

Every year, some unlucky travellers are reduced to camping out in airport lounges waiting for delayed flights due to strikes, industrial action or adverse weather conditions while others miss their departure following a major accident blocking the motorway.

4.1 million travel to Europe without insurance cover

With the holiday season in full swing, new research from the AA reveals that almost one in ten holidaymakers (9%) travel to Europe without travel insurance. That’s the equivalent of 4.1 million travellers this year without cover.