Here to help when you need us most

We pride ourselves on our customer service, which may be one of the reasons we were voted the nation’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider by Moneywise for 2017 and 2018.

We have a specialist team available 24/7 worldwide for medical emergencies, ready to help you find the right care and to confirm you’re covered, should the worst happen when you’re on holiday.

Having your travel insurance policy you can trust can help when you need it most.

Click here to read our customers’ experiences when claiming with us

How we helped Denise

Denise had a fall while on holiday, fracturing her hip. Due to her pre-existing medical conditions, it was decided that she could receive better and faster care back in the UK. We helped Denise get home safely. See her story below.

“It seemed to lift every worry I had off my shoulders. There was a plane sorted out and I was on my way home. I can’t fault it.” Denise said.

Michael, Denise’s husband, continued: “They’d organised an aircraft, two pilots, a doctor, a nurse and they flew us back into Newquay where we then had a road ambulance.
“The service was first class, it really was.

“The peace of mind of that service and cover is brilliant. I don’t think we’d ever think about going abroad without any proper medical cover.”


How else we help

As well as being a helping hand during a medical emergency, we also help reimburse holiday mishaps once you’re home.

It’s important to make sure you let us know as soon as you have an incident that you feel you need to claim for. We can then confirm whether it’s covered in your policy and the supporting information you’ll need to supply.

In 2018 alone, we paid over £24 million in claims, so our customers had peace of mind when they needed it the most.

We try to make claiming as easy and straightforward as possible and most claims can be submitted online or paper copies can be requested and submitted by post.

Once a claim has been approved, 98% are paid within 5 working days.*** We’ve also put together a guide on how to avoid claim rejections.

Below are just some of our customer reviews from September 2019, when claiming with us:

Need to Make a Claim?

If you need to make a claim, you can download the relevant claims form here. If you need to call us, our dedicated team is here to support you.

Medical emergencies

Please contact the Great Lakes Insurance SE 24 hrs Emergency & Repatriation Assistance Helpline:

Outside UK: +44 1403 288 414

When calling from within the USA: +1 844 780 0639

When calling from within Canada: +1 819 780 0639

Inside UK: 01403 288 414

Other claims

Inside the UK: 01403 288 410
Outside the UK: + 44 1403 288 410

Make a Claim

* In 2018, after receiving all relevant paperwork.

** As provided by our underwriter. Data covers 01 Jan – 31 Dec 2018.

*** In 2017, after receiving all relevant paperwork and a reimbursement claim being accepted by the underwriters, 100% of accepted claims were paid within 5 working days.