New research from 1Cover Travel Insurance reveals a fifth of Aussies (18%) won’t purchase travel insurance before hitting the slopes this season, putting many of us at risk of incurring massive injury-related medical bills.
The data, which drew on more than 1000 Australians, has prompted a warning from 1Cover company spokesperson, Kelly Herbert; urging ski enthusiasts to better safeguard themselves this winter.
The insurance company recorded an astounding statistic of two disasters every day for the season of June to October last year.
“In 2014, we received 365 snow sport-related claims during a five month period, the average cost of which was $2,200,” Ms Herbert said.
“With this being nearly twice the average cost of claims made on standard travel insurance ($1,350), it’s daunting to think of the financial impact an injury could have if insurance wasn’t purchased. The last thing you want to be thinking about if hauled up in a hospital bed is the monetary implications of your fall.”
With the Australian ski season ending in the next few months, and many Australians likely planning a trip to the slopes of Japan, preparing to spend that little bit extra can mean a significant saving in the long run.