BBCPA 50Plus Travel Insurance – A new insurer for 2022
As some members may be aware our current scheme insurer URV AG, a German insurance company, has recently withdrawn from the UK market. For all existing policyholders this means cover continues to the natural expiry of the insurance, being 31st March 2022. In the meantime, regrettably, the BBCPA 50Plus Travel Insurance scheme is not able to offer cover to new applicants until the scheme anniversary date of 1st April 2022, though applications may be made in advance to enable a policy to commence from April.
With the above in mind, considerable work has been undertaken by the Executive and our insurance provider, specialist broker P J Hayman & Company Limited. Such, that we confirm we have secured a new insurer to continue our unique insurance scheme, based on ‘Eligibility’ criteria which, if met, means access to Worldwide cover with fixed prices and no requirement to provide medical history (no declaration of pre-existing medical conditions). The new insurer, from 1st April 2022, is Lloyd’s Syndicate 4444 which is managed by Canopius Managing Agents Limited.
Be assured, those of you supporting the scheme, that renewal letters will be sent in advance of renewal in the usual way, fully explaining the change of insurer and providing detail on the newly appointed Emergency Medical Assistance provider and Claim Handler, contact information etc. That said, should you wish to renew then no action is required as the insurance will automatically renew unless we receive an instruction to cancel cover.
We believe members continue to value the BBCPA 50Plus Travel Insurance offer and so are pleased, with this news, to be able to support your future travel insurance needs.
For those looking to take out a new policy, log into the members area of the websiteand visit the BBCPA 50Plus Travel page where you will be able to access all the latest information and a link to the dedicated website www.bbcpa50plustravel.org.uk