Jackson Lee Underwriting (JLU) has announced the relaunch of its Sports Travel Plus policy, with a new wording for sports enthusiasts, groups, and teams competing, participating, and training overseas.
The new wording now provides cover for 150+ sports each at a highly granular level. It is a BIBA approved scheme, and is an industry first for professional, semi-professional and amateur groups and teams struggling to source the customised cover they need in a competitive landscape changed by Covid-19. Under the new wording the cover includes non-standard aspects such as Covid cancellation, medical treatment costs and repatriation, as well as extra travel and accommodation expenses if a policyholder catches Covid whilst overseas. The relaunch also extends certain activities such as skiing to include a great range of disciplines and there is now an option to cover gadgets such as smartphones and tablets.
Following on from the launch of its recent Business Travel and Holiday Travel Plus Schemes, JLU’s Sports Travel Plus Policy once again demonstrates its commitment to delivering responsive cover that addresses both new and emerging risks.
Dipesh Patel, Senior Travel Underwriter, explains: “In the current market there is little travel insurance capacity for people training and competing overseas. It’s our mission to help keep professional, semi-professional and amateur sports people and teams competing at the top of their game. Our data-backed Sports Travel Plus Policy is not only comprehensive and competitive but digs deep into the very granular requirements and risks associated with each of the 150+ sports, and growing, that we cover. For example, no CC limit on motorcycles, trekking to any height, or sailing in excess of 12 miles from shore.”
“It’s highly responsive, highly-specialist cover that not only meets the exacting needs of professional and semi-professional sport, but also offers a key differentiator for brokers, especially those looking to seek or retain affinity relationships with sporting associations.”