Merlyn Holkar, Research Officer, Money and Mental Health

Travel insurance and mental health: a turbulent journey

22 August 2018

For many of us, travel insurance is an essential part of going on holiday, protecting us financially against problems like lost luggage and medical expenses, and offering peace of mind so that we can unwind and make the most of our time away. However, people with mental health problems are often considered to be high risk customers, and can be poorly served or altogether unable to find cover in the market as a result.

This paper explores the three main difficulties people with mental health problems face when accessing travel insurance, and calls on the Financial Conduct Authority and insurance providers to do more to help.

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