Travel insurance medical bills hit 'eight-year high' - ABI

500,000 claims last year

Adam Saville
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Travel insurance medical bills hit 'eight-year high' - ABI

A UK traveller needs emergency medical treatment while abroad every three minutes, analysis shows

The medical bill for travel insurance is at its highest since 2010, with operators dealing with the equivalent of 420 claims a day from UK travellers needing emergency medical treatment, a study by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has shown. Analysis of the 500,000 travel claims made last year reveals that travel insurers helped 153,000 British travellers needing medical treatment abroad during 2018. The total medical bill paid by insurers was £209m - £570,000 every day. Of the £399m...

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