When I was doing the research for this article the first reactions of everyone I spoke to was “pickpockets” and/or “money belts”. These are prefectly valid concerns but things have moved on in the last ten years and most of us are actually carrying contactless debit and credit cards. I will leave you to think for a second about what that means before I continue. Read more... (817 words, 1 image, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)
Reading some of the reviews we receive regarding travel insurance you are quite possibly better off with either Ghostbusters or 118. Hopefully all of you have come to us, bought your holiday money (getting the best exchange rate of course), grabbed some travel insurance and went off on a lovely sojourn in the sun with not a care in the world or a cloud in the sky. If that describes your summer holiday then you probably don’t have a lot to say about the quality of the travel insurance you bought or the customer service your received. If on the other hand things went a little (or a lot) pear shaped on holiday then you are probably, as we speak, printing off claim forms and reading your policies key cover and exclusions documents. Read more... (477 words, 1 image, estimated 1:54 mins reading time)
Part 2 – Premium Travel Insurance Providers
Last time I looked at how the budget travel insurers dealt with diabetes sufferers. This time it is the turn of the premium insurers. I also introduced Eric, for more information of Eric and his diabetes see my previous post on Compare Travel Insurance – Type 2 Diabetes Special part 1.
So who are the premium insurers? Read more... (702 words, 1 image, estimated 2:48 mins reading time)
Part 1 – Budget Travel Insurance Providers
There could be as many as 3.7million people living with diabetes in the UK and type 2 diabetes accounts for 90%- 95% of all UK cases according the figures released by the Department of Health and Diabetes UK Patient Education Working Group.
Type 2 diabetes is when the body still produces insulin but not enough to control blood sugar levels. Once under control type 2 can often be controlled just through diet and exercise. Read more... (789 words, 1 image, estimated 3:09 mins reading time)