faqs

Frequently Asked Questions



1. How does the Account facility work?

When using our site to obtain a quotation or buy a policy, you can set up an account. This allows the system to keep your quotations so that you can come back and buy later. It also keeps your policies and enables you to log in and access them whenever you want to.

2. Can I insure for a Cruise?

All of our products cover cruises.

Single Trip covers up to £1,500 for cancellation, so is suitable for cruises up to that value.

Single Trip PREMIER provides up to £5,000 cancellation cover, so is more suitable for values between £1,501 and £5,000. Also includes other cruise specific cover.

3. Do I need to go through a medical screening?

Using our SINGLE TRIP product, there is no need for medical screening unless your trip is to North America, Caribbean - do check the cover description by opeing the menu items on the left.

This policy operates by way of an increase in the policy excess (the first amount of any claim) for claims arising from a pre existing illness. Do check the main health exclusions to make sure that your circumstances are not excluded.

Other products may require screening for any trips, please check the summary of cover pages.

4. How can I extend my existing insurance?

If you are insured with us for your trip and need to extend the period of insurance as you have extended your travel, you need to contact us in good time by email or phone.

We will need to take some basic details and can then confirm the price. We will then need to email details to you and seek an email response to confirm your instructions. We can then take payment and alter your policy. A new schedule will be emailed to you to confirm.

5. Do I need to enter a screening reference when buying online?

If screening is a requirement for your trip, once completed you will be given a reference which you can enter. You will receive written confirmation of what has been agreed, directly from the screening company.

6. Do I need to see my doctor before I travel?

If you have a pre existing illness and want to make sure that it is covered, you will need to make an appointment to see your GP and seek from him/her confirmation that you are fit to travel on the specific trip. This doesnt need to be in writing (as many GPs charge for that) but will be recorded in your medical records as part of the consultation. You do not need to tell us that you have done it.

7. What kind of medical conditions are automatically excluded?

Under most travel policies you will find that they do not cover claims arising from any Terminal Illness. Neither will they cover conditions that have been diagnosed in the last 12 months (prior to buying the insurance) or from any condition that has been subject to any intervention or proceedure. Also excluded are conditions for which you are on a waiting list or are awaiting results of tests or is as yet undiagnosed. Do check the summary pages to the left for a full description of the cover provided.

8. How do I renew my Multi Trip insurance?

We will send you an email using the email address that you used when buying the insurance, inviting you to renew your insurance. This will be sent at least 1 month from your expiry date. There is no actual renewal process with this type of insurance so all you need to do is go online and buy another policy which will then run for a further full 12 months.

If you applied by post originally, we will send you a renewal letter with a new form enabling you to apply for a further 12 months cover.

9. I have received my email Schedule but where is the policy wording?

You will find within the Schedule a link to the insurance document that applies to your transaction. You must click on the link as noted in the email. The pdf file insurance document will then open in another window. There are also links to our Terms of Business and Keys Facts documents. The relevant documents are also available at the foot of each page that you visited during the transaction process.

You will need Adobe Reader as a minimum to open the pdf file. Igf you dont have it, you can use the weblink from our site to download the free software required, or use the following link http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html .

10. Why havent I received my insurance schedule?

Your EMAIL Software (Live Mail, Outlook etc) settings are set to filter out messages from addresses not in your address book or contacts, your documents should be found in your TRASH or SPAM folder. If not, your system will have deleted them.

If the email is not located in your Spam/Junk/Trash folders within your email software, this is because your ISP is filtering your mail for you. You will need to log in to your online webmail account through the ISP website (Googlemail, BT, Hotmail etc) where the email may be found in its similar Junk folders.

Please add the following address to your address book orders@globaltravelinsurance.co.uk and email us to confirm so that we can resend your documents.