Boots Travel Insurance
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***SCAM ALERT - AVOID AT ALL COSTS*** Avoid at all costs. Boots travel Insurance’s underwriters (the insurer Union Reiseversicherung) taking the risk will not honour the insurance contract whe...Read on
I travel a lot and I need something which can make my life less miserable. Lol. Not really, but traveling exhaust me. The whole thing booking tickets and all. Apart from that what happen if I forge...Read on
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***SCAM ALERT - AVOID AT ALL COSTS***
Avoid at all costs. Boots travel Insurance’s underwriters (the insurer Union Reiseversicherung) taking the risk will not honour the insurance contract when a claim is made. In 2017 I had an annual multi travel insurance policy which included North America and the Caribbean. I was covered for up to £5'000'000. After a very brief spell at the hospital in Los Angeles I inevitably utilised the insurance contract. As per the terms of the agreement I had paid the excess fee on discharge. Several months later I received an invoice for the treatment, it was in the region of $2500 which was being demanded from me from the hospital. It was then referred to the insurers to settle which their clams handlers (Travel Claims Facilities) said they would handle. Little while afterwards I was still being pursued for the monies from the hospital and now debt collections operating in Switzerland. After making the complaints and following the correct protocols of claims and complaints it was referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service. Yesterday the 7th September 2020 I was told by the Financial Ombudsman service that my complaint is being upheld (as per their original decision) and the medical bill and compensation is to be paid to me. Originally Boots travel insurance's underwriter Union Reiseversicherung had disputed the compensation but agreed to pay the medical costs. Yesterday The Financial Ombudsman service said the Insurer agreed the compensation but are point blank refusing to settle the medical costs which was contrary to their original reason for their dispute.
The schedule of insurance cover is up to five million pounds, however the insurer refuses to pay $2500. Boots travel insurance is selling unscrupulous insurance and is to be avoided at all costs.
Today 8th September 2020, I have been informed in writing by the debt collections team that Travel Claims Facilities and URV Union Reiseversicherung (Which is sold by Boots travel insurance) are globally know to medical practices – some hospitals will not bill them anymore and are demanding payment up front. This is dangerous and puts YOU the client at RISK !!!
Imagine YOU needing 5 Million pounds worth of treatment and has to be paid up front because the insurer (Sold to you by Boots travel Insurance) is known for knocking medical practitioners and hospitals.
There is evidence to suggest that the insurance sold by boots is unscrupulous. On the Financial ombudsman Service's website, more than 50 percent of the complaints against Union Reiseversicherung (That’s Boots travel insurance's underwriters if you have forgotten) have been upheld against them.
The summer of 2017 was when the insurance was required and as of today 8th September 2020 the medical bill has still not been paid. This amount of time to settle a clients liabilities is ludicrous in the extreme. Travel Claims Facilities and URV's (Union Reiseversicherung) excuse was that the costs were too expensive and unreasonable.
Boots travel insurance should not be selling financial products such as this.
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I travel a lot and I need something which can make my life less miserable. Lol. Not really, but traveling exhaust me. The whole thing booking tickets and all. Apart from that what happen if I forget or loss something in traveling,..!
Well..boots travel insurance helps me to put my mind on rest. And enjoy my traveling without worrying about anything. So its wonderful..and really helps when I travel alone or with family, it really really helps...