That NHS Track n Trace app can really mess with your plans. So a bit of travel insurance might be a good idea when you book a trip in August.
As travel restrictions begin to ease following the latest government announcement that additional countries have been added to the green list, Tigon Underwriting, a company owned by ROCK Insurance Group, has expanded its travel insurance product to now include NHS Test and Trace cover.
Tigon’s new offering will support its already compelling broker product by covering the cost of testing if customers need to cancel their trip following a positive test result. Tigon’s COVID-19 protection product already includes pre-departure cover for cancellation if travellers test positive for COVID-19 (even at the airport) and cannot travel. It also covers hospital benefits should anything happen during their trip.
However, these policies have now been updated to also provide cancellation cover if customers are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace system and are told they must self-isolate within 14 days prior to their departure date, including on the date their trip is due to commence, or if a member of their household receives a positive COVID-19 test result within 14 days prior to their departure date, which means that they are still required to self-isolate on the date their trip is due to commence. This is applicable for customers taking trips both in the UK and abroad.
Tigon’s product is backed up by A rated insurers and during the pandemic has continuously adapted and enhanced its policies to support the current customer requirements, in a market that has seen insurer capacity for travel insurance reduce.
Ashley Millington, Director at Tigon Underwriting Limited comments: “With travel returning and more countries being added to the green list, it is important that we have a wide range of product available for brokers and their customers to access. The pandemic has proven that consumers that are travelling, are buying more travel insurance and we are proud to support that demand with a wide selection of products from market leading insurers.”
In addition to COVID-19 protection, Tigon Underwriting can also assist UK brokers with other products such as CDW, Gadget, Home Emergency, Key Cover and Motor Breakdown.
For further information about Tigon Underwriting Limited, please visit: https://tigon.co.uk/
For further information about ROCK Insurance Group please visit: http://www.rockinsurance.com/