Virgin Money Travel Insurance Review

Virgin Money  Travel Insurance Review

Virgin Money Travel Insurance Review

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  • Who are Virgin Money and who underwrites their policies
  • How their travel policies have been ranked using our unique star rating formula
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  • 16 key points you need to know about their travel policy wording.
  • Pro's and Con's you should consider.
  • What Cover do Virgin Money policies offer.
  • Sample Quotes (if you don't want to perform a full comparison).
  • Customer Reviews
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Who are Virgin Money and who underwrites their policies?

Virgin Travel Insurance is a trading name of Insure and Go Insurance services Ltd. Insure and go are a wholly owned subsidiary of MAPFRE a multinational insurance and reinsurance company

The insurance policies are underwritten by MAPFRE Asistencia Compañía Internacional de Seguros y Reaseguros, Sociedad Anonima. 5th Floor, Alpha House, 24a Lime Street, London EC3M 7HJ.

Virgin use their name on a travel policy, that is wholly managed by another company.

Virgin Money Travel Insurance Policies are Underwritten By MAPFRE Insurance

How Virgin Money have been ranked using our star rating formula. Virgin Money  Star Ratings

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There are 4 Single Trip Policies, they are Black, Gold, Silver, Red, we have rated these as follows:-

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There are 4 Annual Policies, they are Red, Silver, Gold, Black, we have rated these as follows:-

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16 Key Points you need to know about Virgin Money Travel Insurance's travel policy wording

1

What is the age/classification of a child on the policy?

Your dependents who are under the age of 18 and in full time education or living at home.

2

What are the policy age limits?

At time of purchase:-

Single Trip Policies: no upper age limits, however, trip duration limits do apply.

Annual Multi-Trip policies: no upper age limits, however, trip duration limits do apply.

Backpacker Policies: up to age 39 can be quoted online

3

What are the policy Trip Duration limits?

Single Trip, Trip Duration is up to 365 days if you are aged 65 or under, beginning and ending in your home area.  If you are aged between 66 and 75 the maximum single trip duration is limited to 31 days and if aged 76 or over the maximum single trip duration is limited to 17 days.

Annual Trip, Trip Duration allows for travel as many times as you like during any one period of insurance as long as, if you are aged up to and including 65, no single trip lasts longer than 31 days for the Red cover option, 45 days for the Silver cover option or 90 days for the Gold or Black cover option.  If you are aged between 66 and 75 the maximum single trip duration is limited to 31 days and if aged 76 or over the maximum single trip duration is limited to 17 days.

Backpacker Trip Duration is from 31 days up to 18 months.

4

What does the policy offer for Winter Sports cover?

Winter sports is available for up to 10 days during the term of your annual policy if you purchase the Red cover option, 17 days for the Silver cover option and for up to 24 days if you purchase the Gold or Black cover option.   You can add Winter Sports for the entire duration of your Single Trip

5

What is classed as a family and how many people can be quoted for?

Group up to 10 people.

Family means A person and their husband, wife or partner and their dependent, adopted or fostered children who are aged under 18 and are either in full-time education or living with them.

6

What are the policy rules on reciprocal health agreements (EHIC, Medicare)?

EHIC mandatory, if travelling to the EU. You must enrol in Medicare if travelling to Australia and requiring treatment.

7

What is covered under Sports and Activities on the policy?

There are over 40 activities covered as standard, some activities exclude cover for Personal Liability and Personal Accident.

It is important that you check the list of activities before purchasing your travel insurance to ensure you are covered.  If you are unsure, it’s a good tip to gain approval in writing from your insurance provider.

8

What are the policy Alcohol Exclusion terms?

We do not expect you to avoid alcohol consumption on your trips or holidays but we will not cover any claims arising because you have drunk so much alcohol that your judgement is seriously affected and you need to make a claim as a result (e.g. any medical claim where in the opinion of the treating doctor, your excessive alcohol consumption has caused or actively contributed to your injury or illness).

9

Does the policy cover Scheduled Airline Failure or Financial Failure?

Scheduled Airline Failure included on all policies, additionally End Supplier failure is available on Black, Silver and Gold Policies.

10

Does the policy cover Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and can I get a quote online?

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions can be considered, however you will need to complete their online screening process. Any pre-existing medical condition that has not been declared and accepted in writing by the insurer will not be covered.

11

What are the policy rules on travelling when pregnant?

Policy States “We provide cover under this policy if something unexpected happens. In particular, we provide cover under section B  Medical and other expenses for injuries to the body or illness that was not expected.  We do not consider pregnancy or childbirth to be an illness or injury. To be clear, we only provide cover under sections A, B and C of this policy, for claims that come from complications of pregnancy and childbirth.” These are detailed on page 13 of the policy document.

12

Will I be covered if I want to do Manual Work or Bar Work or other work while I am on holiday?

Manual labour is work that is physical, including, but not limited to; construction, installation, assembly and building work. This does not include bar and restaurant staff, musicians and singers and fruit pickers (who do not use machinery).

Insurance Provider states "We will provide cover for manual labour that is voluntary, for a charity registered under the Charity Commission in England and Wales, the Scottish Charity regulator or the Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland and where you will not earn any money. In these situations, you will not be covered for work that involves installing, putting together, maintaining, repairing or using heavy electrical, mechanical or hydraulic machinery. You will not be covered when you are working more than three meters above the ground, and cover for personal accident and personal liability is not included. If you injure yourself during voluntary work, the policy excess under section B Medical and other expenses will be £100 and an excess waiver will not delete this increased excess.

In the event of an injury occurring as a result of voluntary labour, the Policy Excess under the section Medical Emergency & Repatriation will be increased to £250 and application of Excess Waiver will not delete this increased excess. Cover excludes interaction with wild animals of any kind."

We would recommend that anyone planning to work obtains written permission from their Insurance Provider that it is covered under their policy.

13

Do I need original receipts for lost baggage if I need to claim on the policy?

Insurance Provider does not state that receipts are essential, however any claim for an item without a receipt may result in an additional 10% deduction on payments.

Therefore, we strongly recommend that it would be sensible to keep receipts of any new clothes/property purchased for your holiday; and additionally, any valuation for items that are of value, but you don’t have an original receipt. If in doubt as to whether you have cover for a specific item, please contact the Insurance Provider for clarification prior to taking out insurance.

14

What does the policy cover in the event of war, terrorism or cyber attack?

No section of this policy (apart from section B Medical and other expenses) shall apply in respect of any claim arising directly or indirectly from a natural disaster or civil unrest unless you chose and have paid the appropriate extra premium for the Travel disruption option which provides cover in this respect for Delayed departure or abandoning your trip, Missed departure and Accommodation cover.

15

Does the policy cover for a natural disaster or catastrophe when I am on holiday?

Not covered under this policy, aside from as mentioned above.

16

Do I have to be a UK resident to be covered under this policy?

This policy is only available to permanent UK Residents.

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Policy Name Insurance Provider

  • PolicyName & Policy Type

    Black

    Single Trip

    Gold

    Single Trip

    Silver

    Single Trip

    Red

    Single Trip

    Red

    Annual

    Silver

    Annual

    Gold

    Annual

    Black

    Annual

    Backpacker Black

    Backpacker

    Backpacker Gold

    Backpacker

    Backpacker Silver

    Backpacker

Primary Cover toggle

  • Policy Excess
    Policy Excess

    0

    50

    60

    100

    100

    60

    50

    0

    0

    50

    60

  • Medical Expenses
    Medical Expenses Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    Unlimited

    15,000,000

    12,500,000

    10,000,000

    10,000,000

    12,500,000

    15,000,000

    Unlimited

    Unlimited

    15,000,000

    12,500,000

  • Cancellation
    Cancellation Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    7,500

    5,000

    3,000

    2,000

    2,000

    3,000

    5,000

    7,500

    7,500

    5,000

    3,000

  • Personal Accident
    Personal Accident Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    75,000

    50,000

    20,000

    20,000

    20,000

    20,000

    50,000

    75,000

    75,000

    50,000

    20,000

  • Baggage
    Baggage Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    2,500

    2,000

    1,500

    1,250

    1,250

    1,500

    2,000

    2,500

    2,500

    2,000

    1,500

  • Single Article Limit
    Single Article Limit Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    500

    300

    200

    200

    200

    200

    300

    500

    500

    300

    200

  • Valuables Limit
    Valuables Limit Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    600

    400

    200

    200

    200

    200

    400

    600

    600

    400

    200

  • Personal Money
    Personal Money Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    750

    500

    500

    350

    350

    500

    500

    750

    750

    500

    500

  • Personal Liability
    Personal Liability Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    3,000,000

    2,000,000

    2,000,000

    2,000,000

    2,000,000

    2,000,000

    2,000,000

    3,000,000

    3,000,000

    2,000,000

    2,000,000

  • Legal Expenses
    Legal Expenses Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    60,000

    50,000

    20,000

    20,000

    20,000

    20,000

    50,000

    60,000

    60,000

    50,000

    20,000

  • Repatriation Cover
    Repatriation Cover Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

  • Scheduled Airline Failure
    Scheduled Airline Failure Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    7,500

    5,000

    3,000

    2,000

    2,000

    3,000

    5,000

    7,500

    7,500

    5,000

    3,000

Secondary Cover toggle

  • Hospital Benefit
    Hospital Benefit Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    2,000

    1,500

    1,000

    1,000

    1,000

    1,000

    1,500

    2,000

    2,000

    1,500

    1,000

  • Emergency Dental Treatment
    Emergency Dental Treatment Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    250

    250

    250

    250

    250

    250

    250

    250

    250

    250

    250

  • Burial or Cremation
    Burial or Cremation Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    5,000

    5,000

    5,000

    5,000

    5,000

    5,000

    5,000

    5,000

    5,000

    5,000

    5,000

  • Baggage Delay
    Baggage Delay Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    300

    200

    100

    75

    75

    100

    200

    300

    300

    200

    100

  • Delayed Departure
    Delayed Departure Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    500

    400

    300

    200

    200

    300

    400

    500

    500

    400

    300

  • Missed Departure
    Missed Departure Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    1,500

    1,000

    500

    500

    500

    500

    1,000

    1,500

    1,500

    1,000

    500

  • Kennel/Cattery
    Kennel/Cattery Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    1,000

    500

    200

    0

    0

    200

    500

    1,000

    1,000

    500

    200

  • Hijack/Kidnap
    Hijack/Kidnap Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    1,000

    500

    500

    0

    0

    500

    500

    1,000

    1,000

    500

    500

  • Financial Failure
    Financial Failure Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    1,500

    1,500

    1,000

    0

    0

    1,000

    1,500

    1,500

    1,500

    1,500

    1,000

  • Natural Disaster
    Natural Disaster Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

  • Withdrawal of Services
    Withdrawal of Services Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

  • Concierge Cover
    Concierge Cover Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

  • Travel Disruption
    Travel Disruption Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

Optional Cover toggle

  • Natural Disaster
    Natural Disaster Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

  • Gadget Cover
    Gadget Cover Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

  • Travel Disruption
    Travel Disruption Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

  • Golf
    Golf Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

  • Wintersports
    Wintersports Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

  • Business
    Business Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

  • Wedding
    Wedding Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

  • Cruise
    Cruise Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

  • Car and Home Excess
    Car and Home Excess Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

  • Search and Rescue
    Search and Rescue Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

  • Mugging
    Mugging Explanation
    Cover Type Icon

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

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Insurance Provider

Excess

Primary Cover

Guide Price

Single Trip

Worldwide

Individual

Age: 30 - 39

Trip Days: 21

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Black

0

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Medical Expenses Unlimited

Cancellation 7,500

Missed Departure 1,500

Delayed Departure 500

Baggage 2,500

Personal Accident 75,000

Personal Liability 3,000,000

Legal Expenses 60,000

Single Trip

Europe

Family

Age: 40 - 49

Trip Days: 7

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Red

100

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Medical Expenses 10,000,000

Cancellation 2,000

Missed Departure 500

Delayed Departure 200

Baggage 1,250

Personal Accident 20,000

Personal Liability 2,000,000

Legal Expenses 20,000

Single Trip

Europe

Individual

Age: 40 - 49

Trip Days: 14

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Red

100

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Medical Expenses 10,000,000

Cancellation 2,000

Missed Departure 500

Delayed Departure 200

Baggage 1,250

Personal Accident 20,000

Personal Liability 2,000,000

Legal Expenses 20,000

Annual

Worldwide

Individual

Age: 18 - 29

Trip Days: 365

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Black

0

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Medical Expenses Unlimited

Cancellation 7,500

Missed Departure 1,500

Delayed Departure 500

Baggage 2,500

Personal Accident 75,000

Personal Liability 3,000,000

Legal Expenses 60,000

Annual

Worldwide (Excluding USA & Canada)

Individual

Age: 60 - 64

Trip Days: 365

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Black

0

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Medical Expenses Unlimited

Cancellation 7,500

Missed Departure 1,500

Delayed Departure 500

Baggage 2,500

Personal Accident 75,000

Personal Liability 3,000,000

Legal Expenses 60,000

Annual

Worldwide

Couple

Age: 65 - 70

Trip Days: 365

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Silver

60

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Medical Expenses 12,500,000

Cancellation 3,000

Missed Departure 500

Delayed Departure 300

Baggage 1,500

Personal Accident 20,000

Personal Liability 2,000,000

Legal Expenses 20,000

Backpacker

Europe

Individual

Age: 30 - 39

Trip Days: 30

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Backpacker Black

0

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Medical Expenses Unlimited

Cancellation 7,500

Missed Departure 1,500

Delayed Departure 500

Baggage 2,500

Personal Accident 75,000

Personal Liability 3,000,000

Legal Expenses 60,000

Backpacker

Worldwide (Excluding USA & Canada)

Individual

Age: 26 - 29

Trip Days: 90

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Backpacker Gold

50

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Medical Expenses 15,000,000

Cancellation 5,000

Missed Departure 1,000

Delayed Departure 400

Baggage 2,000

Personal Accident 50,000

Personal Liability 2,000,000

Legal Expenses 50,000

Backpacker

Worldwide (Excluding USA & Canada)

Individual

Age: 18 - 25

Trip Days: 30

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Backpacker Silver

60

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Medical Expenses 12,500,000

Cancellation 3,000

Missed Departure 500

Delayed Departure 300

Baggage 1,500

Personal Accident 20,000

Personal Liability 2,000,000

Legal Expenses 20,000

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