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1 in 4 travel without travel insurance

A recent study carried out by New York insurance provider Benenden revealed that as many as 1 in 4 UK travellers don’t purchase travel insurance, this figure rose to a shocking 34% for travels within Europe. Of those surveyed as many as 1 in 10 had required a visit to the hospital or treatment.

SummerOn average 3,157 UK travellers where hospitalized while abroad in 2013-2014. The costs of hospital treatment wile abroad can be very high, take a look below at some of the average costs for hospital treatment while abroad:

  • A stomach bug/infection treated in a Californian hospital with return flights cost £100,000
  • A broken hip from a fall, cost of treatment in a Spanish hospital with return flights cost £15,000
  • Average cost of treatment for a broken limb is £6,000
  • The average cost of treatment for an ear infection is £320

What does travel insurance cover?

Travel insurance doesn’t only protect you medically but it can also protect you in a number of other ways, take a look below at the most common features of many travel insurance policy’s:

  • Emergency assistance
  • Medical expense cover
  • Catastrophe cover
  • Travel delay cover
  • Pet care
  • Missed departure
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • Personal effects

*Always check your policy document for a full list of what your travel insurance covers

Here at Questor Insurance we offer flexible travel insurance tailored to your individual needs! Click here or call us on 0333 323 0090 to find out more about our travel insurance.

Sources:

ITIJ – Issue 185 June 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Behavior Abroad Report 2014
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/foreign-travel-insurance
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2023706/Travel-insurance-Holidaymakers-warned-steep-cost-medical-bills-abroad.html

Date Created: 28 June 2016 by Kim Coppins

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