“People need insurance for all sorts of reasons” says insurance company

Insurance news now, with the revelation that people claim on their travel insurance for all manner of reasons:

A powerful sneeze, an unwelcome bat bite and a fierce gust of wind: We reveal ten of the UK’s most unlucky travel insurance claims

A powerful sneeze, a gust of wind and a bat bite are three of the most unlucky – and in some cases bizarre – travel insurance claims made by customers, new data exclusive to This is Money has revealed.

Whilst this may sound like a comedy sketch, these are real reasons people have had to make claims on their insurance, according to travel insurance and medical assistance provider, Cover-More.

Source: Daily Mail, 30th May 2019

Cover More, the travel insurance company, commissioned the research which showed how you never can tell when you might need travel insurance. Unsurprisingly, their spokesperson has advice for would-be travellers on how to avoid a mishap while out of the country:

Glenn Broadhurst, of Cover-More, said: ‘While some of our most bizarre claims will surprise you – and even make you laugh a little – they’re no laughing matter and highlight how unpredictable travelling can be. 

‘It’s important your travel insurance policy covers you for the unexpected – even before you’ve left home. We recommend UK travellers buy their insurance policy straight after booking their holiday, and ensure they read their policy so they know what they’re covered for.’