We LOVE village life, it has to be said, but we also love jetting off on a far-flung beach break or a cultural city visit from time to time. Getting the most from these trips means guarding against all eventualities, from luggage mishaps to unexpected illness: enter Planet Earth Travel Insurance to provide that reassurance that we’re well protected on our travels.
Based in Sovereign House in the Village Square, Bramhall’s very own travel insurance company has been offering tailor-made travel policies since 2002. Directors Tim Lee and Ken Lewis both worked in insurance for years prior to setting up their own venture here in the village, having now accrued at least 30 years’ experience apiece. It’s this in-depth knowledge and expertise – coupled with attentive customer service – that provides real value and keeps clients coming back to Planet Earth Insurance, again and again.
Living locally with their families, Tim and Ken enjoy village life and being in the heart of the action. Customers call in to the office in person, as well as ringing up and using the website to make arrangements for their travel insurance. Planet Earth Insurance caters for all types of customer, from single travellers to older couples, families to groups, and is committed to offering a personal service that prioritises the individual needs of each client.
A particular draw is the company’s ability to offer medical screening. Planet Earth Insurance covers most pre-existing health conditions, which isn’t always the case with more generic travel insurance policies, and deals with customers directly – there are no call centres or impersonal sales staff.
Unlike many other insurers, Planet Earth specialises in travel insurance, which means Tim and Ken really know their stuff. And, unlike comparison sites, Planet Earth Travel Insurance can offer policies that are truly personalised to each customer. What many people don’t realise when booking add-on travel insurance or choosing the cheapest option online is that these policies are developed to provide only the minimum levels of cover, and may fall short when it comes to making a claim.
With a cheap add-on policy available when booking a holiday online, for example, if you were to lose an expensive smartphone abroad, you might only be able to claim £100 back less any policy excess. Planet Earth Travel Insurance, can cover those expensive gadgets to their true value.
Tim says that while it’s always useful to have a European Health Insurance Card when travelling to Europe, state-provided medical care may not always be available, so having a comprehensive insurance policy is a sensible failsafe. For travel to countries elsewhere, insurance is an absolute must – especially in places like the USA and Canada, where medical bills can quickly stack up.
Additionally, travel insurance can provide cover if the trip has to be cancelled. It’s impossible to foresee that you might be struck down by a sudden illness before going on holiday but it does happen, Tim says, having recently dealt with necessary cancellations as a result of chicken pox and broken bones that required immediate surgery. In addition, if your flights are delayed, you’ll also be covered financially.
Heading away with business equipment is another consideration – some businesses travel to exhibitions with their displays, or take laptops and other pieces of equipment on work trips abroad. Planet Earth Insurance also offers specialised travel insurance for business equipment, providing peace of mind when your business is on the move.
If you’re planning a holiday this year, or heading away on business, get in touch with Tim or Ken for a travel insurance policy that’s personalised to your needs – and don’t miss our special offer to sweeten the deal!
SPECIAL OFFER: Planet Earth Insurance has a special offer for I Love Bramhall readers – call up and quote I Love Bramhall to receive 10% off your travel insurance policy purchase! Please note: discount applies to core premium only, not to any additional charges that may apply to cover pre-existing medical conditions.
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