Startling Facts - the value of travel insurance.
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Startling Facts - the value of travel insurance

Medical condition travel insurance£4 million. This figure is challenging to picture but is the startling sum that insurers pay on average every WEEK to travel insurance policy holders as a result of medical emergencies, according to a recent report by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Where does all this money go?  According to the report, holiday makers most often need to claim for the expenses of emergency medical care.

In the UK, emergency medical care is provided by the National Health Service (NHS), however many people are surprised to discover that they may be required to pay for medical care themselves when travelling to other countries.

A person visiting the USA who breaks a leg and requires surgery could easily face bills of £20,000 to £50,000. In the case of a heart attack requiring emergency coronary artery bypass surgery, costs could be a shocking £250,000. In addition, repatriation via air ambulance from the US West Coast could cost £80,000 - £100,000.

 “No one expects to go holiday and have to make a claim on their travel insurance.” Explains Aidan Kerr, Head of Travel Insurance at the ABI. “However, unfortunately for many travellers, having something go wrong can be a very real experience. It can be especially traumatic when you or someone you are travelling with is taken ill or injured.”

The ABI encourages travellers to arrange suitable travel cover as soon as they have booked their trip.

Finding cover can be challenging if you have a pre-existing medical condition and Able2Travel is here to help. We offer competitively-priced solutions that can cover your health problems and enable you to travel with peace of mind, knowing that you have your policy arranged, should you need urgent health care while overseas.

Whether there is a heart or cardiac problem, stroke, cancer, kidney disease or disability – there is help available to ensure you have the cover you need for your holiday.

Able2Travel provides outstanding customer service and will provide a quote for a policy that will cover your specific needs and conditions. Our specialists know how to ask just the right questions to assist you quickly and efficiently.

With suitable insurance in place, you will be able to concentrate on the fun of planning your trip and enjoy your travels with peace of mind.

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If you have any health concerns, always consult your doctor before travelling.

Author: Michèle