Thursday 28 January 2010

10 good reasons to use Staysure Travel Insurance

We received an email earlier this week, entitled Why Choose Staysure Travel Insurance.

According to the information:

1. 220 pre-existing medical conditions covered FREE
2. More serious conditions covered through medical screening
3. Excellent value for money
4. Instant cover in 3 simple steps
5. Multiple cover options
6. UK customer service team
7. FSA authorised
8. 24 hr emergency helpline
9. Efficient claims service
10. 14 - day refund policy offers policies for annual cover up to the age of 80 and single trips up to the age of 85.

Staysure are one of the few senior specialists who cover many pre-existing conditions as standard with screening options for more serious conditions which can be done with ease via the website. Our success‚ built on a reputation for quality and value for money has enabled Staysure to expand the range of insurance products available to our customers.

People are living much longer than they used to do. They take more holidays in their later years with many owing holiday home properties overseas. It makes sense therefore to offer older people travel insurance at a time when they might need it more. More information at

Other insurance providers like also realise this and they now have car hire excess insurance policies available for 75 - 85 year olds. More information at

To find out more about travel insurance and car hire excess insurance providers who advertise on jml-insurance, go to

If you are an older traveller or know of one who has had good or bad experiences getting insurance for travel, please reply on this blog.

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Local pet insurance company sponsors one lucky and endangered bear rescued from Vietnam's illegal bear bile farms

Dani at Animal Friends Insurance has just sent us an email with a New Year Press Release.

She says "Firstly, I hope that you had a happy and peaceful festive season and would like to wish you all the best for 2010!

With the New year upon us, I'm sure many have been making (and maybe already breaking) resolutions which we hope will in some way improve our lives or indeed us as people. I wonder how many of us spare a thought for our pets and how we can help them?"

The Press Release entitled " Local pet insurance company sponsors one lucky and endangered bear rescued from Vietnam's illegal bear bile farms" with a forward entitled "What are your Pet Care Resolutions?" Have been posted on the jml -insurance site Here

Tuesday 12 January 2010

Boiler scrappage scheme

Came across this piece on the 8th January 2010 issued by The National Landlords Association - NLA entitled
"Boiler scrappage scheme details announced"

The government has published details of the new boiler scrappage scheme. Landlords can get £400 off a new A-rated boiler or renewable heating system, when they scrap their old G-rated boiler.

The scheme is designed to help households cut carbon emissions, save money on fuel bills and sustain work for the heating industry:

£400 cash back vouchers available from the Energy Saving Trust
Open to all landlords, tenants and homeowners in England
Old boiler must be the main boiler to heat the home and G-rated or worse
Currently capped at 125,000 households
No limit on the number of applications landlords can make
To obtain a voucher, landlords must get a quote and then apply through the Energy Saving Trust. Vouchers will be valid for 12 weeks from date of issue. Landlords will need to pay for the new boiler and installation up front and then claim the cash back by sending the invoice and voucher to the Energy Saving Trust. Installations made before receipt of the voucher will not be eligible.

For more details about the scheme and to apply please visit the Energy Saving Trust website or call 0800 512 012. The website can also help you identify if your boiler is G-rated and other grants and discounts available.

The Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish Assemblies and Governments will be considering whether they want to introduce similar schemes.

Direct Travel Insurance provides ski accident stats

Insurance Daily has today reported that "Direct Travel Insurance provides ski accident stats"

The report says"Interest in skiing holidays may rise due to the prolonged wintery conditions, particularly as some French ski operators are cutting prices.

Direct Travel Insurance has reported that the Association of Mountain Doctors in France (M├ędecins de Montagne R├ęsultats Nationaux 2008/2009) dealt with 140,000 injuries last year incurred on such holidays.

Amongst these were 16,439 collisions on slopes, with poorly adjusted boots and inadequate preparation to blame for the most severe knee injuries.

The Mountain Doctors have advised skiers to seek professional advice about the weather prior to skiing, especially when going off-piste, and to let someone else know where you are going if skiing solo.

In addition, the fitness required to ski or snowboard make three weeks physical preparation (or more) a good idea, and helmets are a must.

Travel insurance should cover Medical & Air ambulance costs, £2m personal liability, UK physiotherapy and Piste closure cover.

The advice echoes that the firm offered in October 2009 when Direct Travel Insurance stated that personal liability, physiotherapy, “Ski pack” cover (to cover the cost of ski school fees if injured) and Piste closure cover should all be included when getting insurance for a skiing holiday."

jml insurance advertises Direct Travel on its insurance sites and more information can be found Here.

Monday 11 January 2010

Cold Snap Could Prove Costly for Landlords says HomeLet Insurance

Landlords who don't have specialist buildings and contents insurance could end up having to pay out thousands of pounds in call-out charges and repair costs for damage caused by a boiler breakdown or leaks from tanks or pipes.

The UK's leading insurance provider to the lettings industry is warning property owners that trying to save money by cutting back on things like insurance could cost them in the long-run particularly at this time of year when temperatures drop below freezing point.

We have just posted a press release from HomeLet on the jml-property-insurance web site HERE.