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Bad time to gamble on staying healthy

ROGER EDWARDS, PROPOSITION DIRECTOR, BRIGHT GREY AND SCOTTISH PROVIDENT
ROGER EDWARDS, PROPOSITION DIRECTOR, BRIGHT GREY AND SCOTTISH PROVIDENT

Imagine you are travelling overseas on holiday when an unexpected illness or injury means immediate medical attention is required.

Or what about that holiday that has been months in the planning but has to be cancelled at the last moment due to unforeseen circumstances such as volcanic ash floating over the airport from Iceland?

Of course, many consumers can rest assured their travel insurance will cover them for these eventualities.

But there will always be those who take a risk and regard travel insurance as an extra cost they could do without – far more important to spend the money on a few drinks in the airport lounge.

Never mind that if things go wrong they could face huge medical bills or lose all their hard-earned cash because they decided not to pay a few pounds extra.

Not taking out travel insurance is a gamble, and it’s the same story when it comes to protection.

When an individual has been diagnosed with a critical illness the last thing they want to worry about is their financial situation.

A cancelled holiday is one thing but not being able to work for a prolonged period of time due to illness could leave a family in financial ruin.
And in times of economic uncertainty it’s more important than ever for people to know their financial future is secure.

Now is the time to contact clients and ensure they are not leaving things to chance by failing to have the right level of protection in place.

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