Skiers Urged to Check Travel Insurance Policies by Defaqto

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Guest Writer
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Leading financial products researcher, Defaqto, has urged people planning a ski holiday to check their travel insurance after its research found only one in six annual policies automatically cover winter sports.

According to Defaqto, the findings mean that many winter sport enthusiasts could be left out of pocket unless they fully understand the winter travel insurance they have purchased.

The research showed that only 15% of annual travel insurance policies cover winter sports as standard while 13% off single-trip policies offer no cover at all. It also found that nearly a fifth (18%) of policies which offer winter sports cover either as standard or as an optional extra do not offer any cover for a lost ski pass.

Brian Brown, head of insight at Defaqto, commented: “Insurance policies are continuously evolving with new add-ons and standard packages and this can be both overwhelming and confusing for people purchasing a policy.

“So we advise anyone who is looking to head to the slopes this season to ensure they are fully aware of the cover they need and the products available, in order to make the best informed decision and enjoy their holiday knowing they are covered.”

If you’re off to the slopes you’ll be pleased to know that winter sports cover is included as standard on Staysure’s 5-Star Defaqto Rated Comprehensive Annual Travel Insurance* which offers 21 days cover as well as up to:

  • £250 for a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed ski passes
  • £500 for winter sports equipment
  • Up to £200 for piste closures

The cover can also be added to Single Trip policies from the additional cover options menu when you get a quote online.

Looking for Winter Sports Travel Insurance?

Get your winter sports travel insurance quote online or call our specialists in our UK Contact Centre on 0800 033 4902.

All travel insurance provided by Staysure is subject to agreement from our underwriter. Terms and conditions apply, details of which can be found within the Policy Document.

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*Winter sports cover available for people aged under 71