As the country remains occupied with a worldwide pandemic the upcoming deadlines revolving around Brexit and our future relationship with the European Union has slipped away from our focus. But with just four months remaining for a deal to be struck between the UK and EU, the prospect of a no-deal departure is creeping closer to reality.
With this in mind there may be changes coming when it comes to booking holidays on the continent, to alleviate some of these fears our insurance partners will be answering some common questions regarding the future of your summer holidays. Beginning with:
What happens regarding medical insurance?
In the event that we come out of the EU without a deal, and the EHIC card which covers reciprocal health arrangements with the EU is invalid, your members have adequate cover through the travel policy.
If the above does happen, whilst this will increase the risk/exposure for insurers and potentially negatively impact on claims histories, we would not anticipate any changes in levels of cover arising from a no deal Brexit.
If the EHIC card is invalid it is imperative that members ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy prior to travelling abroad as they will be unable to access state facilities in European Countries.