Holidays are about pure relaxation, fun and making memories. No one ever plans to be unwell or require medical attention on their holidays, however have you ever wondered how much failing ill abroad could cost you if you require any treatment.
The Association of British Insurers have conducted some research which looks in to the cost of travel insurance claims within the UK. The research found that the average travel insurance claim within the UK is around £700, this doesn’t look too costly when you are faced with the costs of a slightly larger accident. The average cost of a claim which is the result of an accident causing multiple fractures and a torn artery within America can cost over £500,000, which is more than the average house is worth within the UK. The research also gave insight to the cost of the treatment required by a holiday maker who suffered a heart attack on a Caribbean Cruise, the cost of the emergency lifesaving treatment was £90,000.
While failing ill abroad doesn’t always happen to holiday makers, taking out a comprehensive travel insurance on your travels can protect you from large and unexpected medical expenses while you are away on your travels. During your searches for the right travel insurance ensure you are aware of what your travel insurance covers to make sure your journey and holiday activities are included.
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ITIJ (international Travel + health insurance journal) Issue No: 188 September 2016
Date Created: 08/10/2016