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Blue Insurance adds Covid-19 Cancellation Insurance & Announce Winner

17th July 2020 - 1:00pm

Jeanette Taylor and Ciaran Mulligan (Blue Insurance)

Jeanette Taylor and Ciaran Mulligan (Blue Insurance)

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Blue Insurance, part of the CoverMore Group, announces the addition of Cancellation Cover resulting from a positive diagnosis of Covid-19 on their Mapfre Retail Scheme. Blue Insurance is adding this new cover free of charge to all new and existing policies. Cover is only in place once the Dept. of Foreign Affairs lifts the restriction on travel.

 

This new additional cover includes cancellation for:

1. You and your Travelling Companion or any person you have arranged to stay with during your trip receiving a diagnosis of COVID-19 within 14 days of the start of the trip or in the case of being admitted to hospital with a COVID-19 diagnosis within 28 days of the start of the trip.

2. Your Close Relative or Close Business Associate being admitted to hospital with a COVID-19 diagnosis at the time of the trip.

 

The policy will exclude claims arising within 7 days from the date you purchased this insurance or the time of booking any trip, whichever is the later, except where the insurance is purchased within 48 hours of booking the trip. Cover will not apply for persons who are required to self-isolate at this time.

 

Blue Insurance policies under the Mapfre Retail Scheme will also cover Medical Expenses abroad relating to Covid and this will extend to covering additional accommodation and transportation costs if required. Cover is only in place once the Department of Foreign Affairs lifts the restriction on travel.

 

Ciaran Mulligan (Managing Director Blue Insurance) says, “We are delighted to announce this new cancellation cover resulting from Covid-19 under our Mapfre Retail Scheme. Blue Insurance continues to support the Irish Travel Trade with new product features that protect Irish consumers and gives them the confidence to travel. We have been putting constant pressure on the government to lift travel restrictions and we will continue to do so right up until the 20th July 2020. Our new Agency Sales & Service Manager, Jeanette Taylor will be sharing more details with our agents over the coming week and we expect to have similar cover on our Whitehorse Retail Scheme in the coming week or two”.

 

Blue Skies Ahead – Winner & Runners Up Announced!

Over the past 5 weeks, Blue Insurance and Aqua Suites have run a competition for a fantastic holiday for 2 for 7 nights to Lanzarote, half board in the Aqua Suites & flights! The trade was asked to nominate those who brightened up their Covid-19 lockdown or who did something special and deserving of this prize.

 

The overall winner is … Sheila Treacy (Ace Travel) who was nominated by Nicola Ryan, “Sheila doesn’t know how to say ‘No’. If you need her she is always there. Everyone should have someone like Sheila in their lives!”.

 

Due to the overwhelming volume of entries from the travel trade over the past 5 weeks, Blue Insurance & Aqua Suites selected two very worthy Runners Up to receive a prize: Caroline O Toole (Fahy Travel) and Tara Fitzgibbon (Club Travel). Both receive 3 nights half board in the beautiful Aqua Suites, Lanzarote.

Congratulations to Sheila, Caroline & Tara!


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Jeanette Taylor and Ciaran Mulligan (Blue Insurance)
Sheila Treacy (Ace Travel) wins a week in the Aqua Suites
Two very worthy Runners Up - Caroline O Toole (Fahy Travel) & Tara Fitzgibbon (Club Travel) 

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