Boots Travel Insurance

6/06/2013 -- Admin
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Get points when you buy flights and holidays online.

Think chemist and you think Boots, a trusted household name in Britain for generations.

You can buy their travel insurance in store, online or by phone. Exclusive to Boots are its Talking Nurses service and personal travel health record you can access anywhere in the world.

Cover options

  • Single Trip - 10, 17, 24 or 45 days (aged under 75)
  • Annual Multi-trip - up to 45 days per trip (aged under 70)
  • Gap Year - 3, 6, 9 or 12 months (aged under 35)
  • City Break - up to 5 days (aged under 75)
  • Winter Sports - max 21 days (aged under 65)

Kids go free on all family policies, and you can spread the cost of a multi-trip policy by Direct Debit if you buy online or through their call centre.

Choose from three levels of cover - Bronze, Silver or Gold. The Gold multi-trip policy notched up 5 stars from Defaqto in 2013.

Natural catastrophe (eg volcanic ash, flooding) is an optional extra on all policies.

Age limits

Under 65s can buy Boots travel insurance as easily as an 18-year old, providing you're fit and healthy with no health problems.

Under 18s and over 65s need to call 0845 125 3830.

No cover for people aged 75 or older. Boots recommend the British Insurance Brokers Association www.biba.org.uk, tel: 0870 950 1790 (lines open 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri).

Pre-existing medical conditions

Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition will find it harder and more expensive to buy a travel insurance policy from Boots, but it's not impossible if you're under 75.

Terminal illness isn't covered, but if you've had cancer and got the all clear over 5 years' ago, you don't need to declare it.

The same goes for any psychological or psychiatric disorder, including anxiety or depression, if it was over 2 years ago and you don't need medication.

You must declare if anyone is on prescribed medication, has a heart or blood circulatory condition (eg angina, high blood pressure), breathing problems (eg asthma, emphysema) or diabetes.

If anyone's had hospital treatment in the last year, or waiting for tests or results, you need to disclose it.

No cover if you're travelling abroad for medical treatment, or against doctor's advice.

Whether you suffer from heart disease, stroke or epilepsy, if you're prepared to gamble, you can get cover for everything except the specified illness or illnesses.

Boots Travel Clinic

You can get holiday vaccinations and medications from Boots branches with an in-store Travel Clinic.

Sign up for a personalised travel health plan and you can access your vaccination record anywhere in the world, and get advice on holiday health before you go.

Visit www.boots.com/travelhealthservice to arrange a consultation with a specialist travel nurse at your nearest store.

The £20 fee is refunded against the cost of vaccinations and/or medicines.

Talking Nurses

What if you lose your medication but don't know the foreign brand name for it, or need to go into hospital?

Talking Nurses, a telephone-based service for all Boots Travel Insurance policyholders, gives round-the-clock medical advice from qualified nurses, with doctor support if needed.

Boots Advantage Card

Advantage card points get added to your account and are available to spend in Boots 24 hours after you buy.

  • 4 points for every £1 spent
  • Over 60? Join the Health Club for 10% off own brand products, 25% of glasses, free hearing check-up.
  • Parenting Club - 10 points per £1 spent on baby products

Boots Treat Street

Treat Street is an online High Street where you can earn points when you buy flights or holidays from British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Disneyland Paris and Thomas Cook.

Partner stores include ASOS, Ebay, iTunes, Sky TV, the Apple Store, Pets at Home, the AA and RAC, to name a few.

Register online with Boots.com, and then use the same username and password to browse the shops.

Website: bootstravelinsurance.com
Tel: 0545 125 3840

Boots Travel Insurance Policy is provided by Boots UK Limited and underwritten by AIG Europe Limited.