Started by Epsilon in Ski Chatter 21-Feb-2018 - 11 Replies
Anyone else had a similar issue or can point me towards an insurer that can deal with this.
Any help/advice appreciated
Billip2 wrote:I guess the obvious question is: are you an EU citizen? If so, my understanding is that you are entitled to medical treatment in any EU country on the same basis as citizen of that country.
That is in part true. If you end up in a private hospital (like in many resorts) your EHIC card is as useful as an ice scraper. My wife bust her shoulder, ended up in resort hospital, waved EHIC and received "non non non we do not accept that...". Credit card, not EHIC - claim when you get home
To answer OP question, sounds like a new policy, but surely an expensive policy is better than an even more expensive hospital stay??
ladywhoskis wrote: and once out of the EU it's going to private all the way!.
That's not strictly true, there are some non EU countries that do benefit from the equivalent of EHIC - Iceland being one. It's one of things that's still up for grabs as far as I understand. TBH, every time I have needed hospital treatment abroad I have started off in an expensive private hospital/clinic before being transferred to a 'state' hospital.
I personally don't think that travel insurance is something that you should do 'on the cheap'. I had a £12 policy, I had a serious accident in Germany - the cost to the insurance company was £12,000. Well worth the £12 - they declined my EHIC as I was in a private hospital, then got a private ambulance to a state hospital.....that was the start of the £££££
Topic last updated on 12-March-2018 at 18:19