20th February 2023

Strike back by taking out travel insurance ASAB

British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) member and specialist insurance firm, Jackson Lee Underwriting recently highlighted how important it is to buy travel insurance ASAB – as soon as you book – your trip, following a discussion on travel insurance on the Martin Lewis Money Show.

Travel insurance can cover your outgoings and money you are committed to pay from the second you book a holiday right up to when you return from your trip. If you delay before you buy your policy, you could come unstuck if you fall ill or have an accident before you go with no way to get your outlay back.

In these times it’s not just illness that is front of mind industrial action can also wreak havoc on your plans.

Strike first

Heathrow airport workers are set to vote on strike action that could upset many Easter holiday plans, and if you don’t already have travel insurance you must act soon to avoid losing out financially should the worst happen!

BIBA has insurance broker members across you UK who have access to high quality travel insurance cover from specialist Jackson Lee Underwriting. Unlike many travel insurance covers, this policy can protect you for cancellation of trips booked before strikes are planned and made public.

The policy can also protect you if your travel plans are affected by a strike, and you are already at the airport. Then you will be able make a claim under the travel delay section – as long as you bought your policy, and your trip was booked before the strike dates became public or in common knowledge.

Don’t delay – get protection As Soon As you Book

So don’t delay, travel insurance is essential for any trip and an insurance broker can help you get the cover that meets your needs contact a broker ASAB.

You can find a broker that can arrange a Jackson Lee Underwriting policy for you at www.biba.org.uk/find-insurance or by calling 0370 950 1790.


Notes to editors

  1. Jackson Lee Underwiring provides comprehensive travel insurance solutions to BIBA’s insurance broker members seeking cover for their customers. https://jacksonleeunderwriting.co.uk//
  2. For further information please contact BIBA’s press office

Pam Quinn

Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
[email protected]

Leighann Forsyth
Deputy Head of Communications
020 7397 0224
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