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Holidaymakers run the risk without insurance, says moneysupermarket.com

moneysupermarket.com travel and health insurance
Many British holidaymakers are prepared to run the risk of travelling without insurance, according to new research. A survey conducted by Survey Monkey of 1,011 UK adults showed one in five people will travel without insurance: one in ten on purpose; one in twenty accidentally; and one in twenty never take out travel insurance
Richard Mason, director of insurance at moneysupermarket.com, says:” With the prospect of spending a few days in the sun, it appears travel insurance is the last thing on the mind of some people. While holidaymakers might think nothing will happen to them while they are away, travel insurance is vital for claiming on cancellations, lost cash, public liability and providing emergency medical treatment. It gives you added peace of mind should anything go wrong” moneysupermarket.com recommends at least the following level of cover:
  • Medical expenses: £2 million
  • Personal liability: £1 million
  • Cancellation: £3,000 (or at least the value of your holiday)
  • Baggage: £1,500
Travel Health insurance: News update: August 2007
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