Nearly half of Brits who have been on or are planning to go on a winter sports holiday think their travel insurance would be more expensive and that they would struggle to get insurance at all, if they disclosed their medical conditions. That's the worrying finding of a new YouGov poll commissioned by global travel tech specialist,
The study of over 2,000 British adults took an in depth look at attitudes to travel insurance and winter sports in particular. While 46 percent felt medical conditions would make winter sports cover more expensive, by lying; telling small 'porkies'; or having 'selective memories' on their policy declaration, people are perhaps unknowingly invalidating their cover. Yet there are niche providers who cater for winter sports and others specialise in pre-existing medical conditions, bringing comprehensive cover within reach for many who may wrongly feel priced out.
"Non disclosure of medical conditions is a significant problem for the insurance industry, because people feel they will be unfairly penalised for telling the truth," said Aquarium Software Managing Director,
"In the next 15 years, the over 65s population in the