AXA launches Travel Health Calculator
In an attempt to help travelers with pre-existing medical conditions to find the right travel insurance at a “suitable price,” AXA UK has launched its Travel Health Calculator, which was developed by emergency medical assistance provider CEGA.
The Travel Health Calculator provides medical ‘thresholds’ for over 3,000 conditions; from asthma and high blood pressure to diabetes and heart problems. By entering their conditions online, travelers receive a report which tells them how these could affect their travel insurance search. The information tool then provides them with a list of brokers and insurers who specialize in providing cover which may meet their medical needs, or directs them to price comparison sites if they have less complex medical needs.
“As insurers, we want to help customers understand their cover options regardless of their previous or existing medical conditions. While in some scenarios certain channels such as specialist brokers or underwriters may be more appropriate than others, our aim is to empower travelers so they can find cover that is right for them. Many people see health as a barrier to finding insurance, but our new tool can help make things that much clearer.” – Nel Mooy, Travel Director, AXA Insurance.
“The Travel Health Calculator offers consumers with pre-existing medical conditions a unique solution to travel insurance uncertainty – and we’re thrilled that AXA are leading the way in its implementation. By providing simple and easy-to-access medical assessments, the Travel Health Calculator increases customer choice, It is testament to our constant commitment to provide innovative new ways to support insurers and their customers alike.” – Angela Smith, Head of Propositions at CEGA, a Charles Taylor company.