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AllClear Travel Welcomes the ban on age Discrimination for Travellers

Dépèche transmise le 18 février 2010 par PRNewswire

ROMFORD, England, February 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AllClear Travel, the specialist travel insurance provider for people with medical conditions, has welcomed the Equality Office's policy Statement about the Equality Bill, which will ban age discrimination within the financial services from 2012.

AllClear's experience has shown one of the biggest problems for older people, especially if they have existing medical conditions, is finding travel insurance for their holiday abroad. Travel insurance is vital to provide protection for the traveller in case they require expensive medical treatment abroad.

This new Equality Bill should help ensure that people can obtain the insurance they require and which is right for them. Under the terms of the proposed new laws, it will become compulsory for insurers who decline to provide cover (based on age or infirmity) to refer customers to a more specialised insurance provider, like AllClear, who can then provide cover.

Currently, when these customers are refused cover by an insurer, they are left to continue their search alone, without knowledge that other insurance is available or where to obtain it. Some companies refuse to offer insurance or the premium can exceed the entire cost of the holiday. In these instances, AllClear can then provide a specialist quote for people of any age.

Chris Blackman, Head of Product Development at AllClear Travel said: "AllClear Travel has always been committed to providing competitive travel insurance for people of all ages. Going on holiday is something we all look forward to, so nothing should stop us from enjoying every second of it. The proposed new laws should make it easier for older people to find the specialist travel insurance that they need with one simple phone call or online quote."

For example, AllClear Travel provided travel insurance for a couple Bev and Alan, aged almost 50 and over 65 respectively, who are spending the year travelling around Asia and the rest of the world. In the planning stage, they struggled to find travel insurance that covered Alan's medical conditions, and for the length of the trip. They used AllClear to provide the travel insurance that they needed.

Notes to Editors

AllClearTravel

A leading travel insurance company, specialising in providing insurance for people of all ages with pre-existing medical conditions, who find difficulty in getting travel insurance elsewhere.

AllClear's travel insurance covers almost any pre-existing medical conditions including diabetes, angina, arthritis, asthma, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, epilepsy and stroke.

You can also view our blog about travelling with medical conditions at .

Contact: Letitia Hughes, +44(0)8452505201,

CONTACT: Contact: Letitia Hughes, +44(0)8452505201,

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