The session will take place on Wednesday at the House of Commons. Among the issues that will be covered are: improving access to insurance for those with mental health conditions, cancer diagnoses and other serious health issues; improving awareness among consumers so that they know what cover they need; the rise of comparison sites and the effect that they have had on standardising travel insurance in consumers’ perception, despite the fact that no two policies are exactly the same; the fact that consumers tend to buy purely based on price, and are often disappointed as a result.
“We are delighted to be invited to support this drop-in, which is timely following the release of the FCA’s recent feedback report on access to travel insurance,” said Fiona Macrae, Head of Travelinsuranceexplained. “We want to keep the momentum behind the access to insurance journey for those with all medical conditions. As part of our campaign, we will be inviting key stakeholders – including politicians, charities, insurers’ medical risk rating providers and associations – in the autumn to join us for a roundtable to have an open debate on the issues raised by the FCA report. Travelinsuranceexplained.co.uk intends to lobby and campaign heavily in the coming months to make sure the consumer gets the right outcomes and the industry is seen in the positive light that it rightly deserves.”