CSIS Travel Insurance

When you're planning your summer holiday, probably the last thing on your mind is the possibility of falling ill, experiencing an accident when abroad or having to cancel your holiday prior to departure due to illness or bereavement.

With medical costs increasing worldwide, the burden of paying for medical treatment in a foreign country can lead to an enormous debt. For instance:

A car injury in South Africa can lead to medical costs of £146,000; a heart attack in Spain, £35,000; a hip fracture in the USA over £22,000. Repatriation costs from destinations such as Greece and Spain are £11,500 and £8,000 respectively.

With a third of all travel insurance claims falling under medical expenses can you afford to take the risk of not purchasing travel insurance?

The Consumers Association recommends that your policy cover should have:

• At least £1m of medical cover in Europe
• At least £2m in the states and the rest of the world
• At least £1,500 baggage and money cover Personal liability of at least £1m, to cover you
if you cause injury or damage
• Compensation for trips which may be cancelled or curtailed - and the cost of getting you home in an emergency
• A 24 hour help line, and cover for legal costs

Travel insurance need not be expensive for adequate cover and quite importantly it buys you peace of mind.

The Civil Service Insurance Society has launched new Annual and Single Trip Insurance products designed and priced exclusively for civil and public servants.

CSIS' travel insurance cover matches or exceeds tose recommended by the Consumers Association.

The Civil Service Insurance Society (CSIS) has been arranging high quality, value for money insurance products exclusively for civil and public servants since 1895. It is a genuine 'not for profit' organisation with no shareholders or owners of any kind and during the last five years has donated over £3million to Civil and Public Service charities.

Call CSIS for a quote on 0845 60 77 444 or for more information about CSIS visit

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