The first insurance policies designed to offer Manx residents the medical cover they will need in the United Kingdom when the Reciprocal Health Agreement ends on March 31 2010, have been launched.
The companies behind the policies say they are designed for all residents of the Island, including the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.
Newly formed Manx company Offshore Travel Insurance says its tailor made products are similar to those it' has been offering in the Channel Islands, since they lost their health arrangement with the UK last April.
The firm will have its range of policies, with cover up to the age of 89, online in the next six weeks. Single trip cover with no upper age limit will also be offered. The first policies are Medical Health Plus, a medical expenses and repatriation policy that offers full medical cover in the UK, and Manx Plus which is a full travel insurance product.
The policies work exactly the same for people travelling to the Isle of Man from the United Kingdom.
Thompson Travel in the Isle of Man is ready to market a similar range of insurance policies for medical treatment and repatriation.