Generali UK has announced the launch of a new business travel insurance and assistance solution. It has been designed to help UK employers support travelling employees, meeting their duty of care responsibilities.
The product, supported by Generali’s wholly owned travel assistance company Europ Assistance, offers 24/7 multilingual global assistance, as well as essential cover elements such as accidental death or disability caused by an accident; emergency medical expenses and transportation; travel, medical and security assistance; loss of luggage, ID cards or travel documents (whether accidentally lost or stolen); and personal liability.
“Importantly, the launch of Global Travel Protection helps open up life / non-life cross-selling opportunities for UK brokers,” said Simon Thomas, Generali’s Director of UK Employee Benefits. “Our research shows that business travel insurance represents the top benefit managed centrally from the head offices of mid-sized UK organisations: over and above flexible benefits, employee benefits for expatriates and employee assistance programmes.”
He pointed out that two-thirds of companies currently offer business travel insurance: “Considering its role in duty of care and travel risk mitigation, there’s clearly scope for growth.”