American Express Travel Insurance

American Express offers you a choice of either single, multi-trip or gap year travel insurance, plus the option to add on various activity cover as well. They have travel experience of over 150 years. Children of up to 21 years old can be covered under their prestige policy. They offer discounts to EHIC card holders, plus a 5% discount when you book online.

Policy Types

American Express Travel Insurance
  • Single Trip
  • Annual Multi- Trip
  • Golfing Cover
  • Winter Sports
  • Business Cover
  • Backpacker & Long Stay

Policy Benefits

  • Personal baggage exclusion
  • Excess waiver option
  • 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Medical expenses up to £15,000,000
  • Cancellation cover up to £12,500
  • Personal accident up to £50,000
  • Discounts for EHIC cardholders
  • 5% online discount
  • Children covered up to 21 years old*
  • Extra discount if you hold a EHIC card

Contacts

Visit American Express Travel Insurance for a quote.

Travel Insurance Quotes Tel:0800 028 7573
General Insurance Queries01273 668 300
Emergency Assistance0845 456 6355
Claims (Non-emergency)0845 408 2969
Claims Fax:01273 668 453


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just got travel insurance for my trip to Australia next year when i phoned to get my quote they were very pleasant and helpful and good value for money and i would try them again
Posted by Kevin Grimes on the 27th November 20085 stars
From what I recall, American Express was not the cheapest of policies when I did my research for a trip to Thailand a few years ago but deciding to opt for a big name may have worked to our advantage.

I was stupid enough to put a rucksack down by my feet in Bangkok and whether it was stolen or we just walked away from it, is not clear. All I know is that when we got to the airport for our internal flight the rucksack was not with us. Sadly it contained all the things that we had gathered on our travels and since most of them had been purchased at various markets we did not have a single receipt to prove what had been spent. Neither did we have time to go and file the necessary report at the police station since we were about to catch a plane to Chiang Mai.

When we got back to the UK, my husband kept telling me to put it down to experience but I decided it was at least worth a try with our insurers. I filled in the necessary forms, confessed that I may well have been negligent in not looking after the rucksack properly, was unable to produce receipts and had not contacted the police.

Much to my amazement I received a cheque a couple of weeks later for the full amount claimed, less the excess. It was obviously annoying to have lost the actual articles but at least we were not out of pocket and I concluded that it was well worth having paid that extra on the premium.
Posted by Caroline Cook on the 7th July 20085 stars