More than 250,000 Erasmus students could benefit from the protection offered under the policy, which covers medical repatriation, hospital accompaniment and medical expenses in the event of illness or accident
MAPFRE and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) have signed a travel insurance distribution agreement aimed at European Erasmus students, through its subsidiary MAPFRE ASSISTANCE. This solution comes on the back of rising demand from students for such coverage, and up to 250,000 students can now avail of this insurance, giving them peace of mind so that they can get the most out of their Erasmus experience.
The product can be purchased in 18 European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden) as of July 2015 and will gradually be extended to other countries over the course of 2015.
MAPFRE ASSISTANCE will use its online travel insurance platform InsureandGo to offer students which includes medical assistance, repatriation in case of accident, a relative’s travel and accommodation costs if the insured is hospitalized, baggage recovery and a host of other features that make it the ideal solution for today’s Erasmus globetrotters.
The new insurance on offer provides students with multilingual telephone assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, as well as guidance and medical advice for any type of query. Students who take out this insurance will also be covered for the theft of personal items such as cell phones and laptops.
To access the insurance policy, students and parents can visit the following link website: http://www.insureandgo.eu
InsureandGo has been part of MAPFRE ASISTENCIA since 2010 and is a world leader in online travel insurance for individuals. MAPFRE ASISTENCIA, a leading company specializing in assistance, service provision and insurance for specialty risks, offers comprehensive solutions to its clients. With a direct presence in 45 countries, it operates throughout the world and 111.9 million people benefit from its services. MAPFRE is a global insurance company present in 49 countries across all five continents. MAPFRE employs more than 38,000 professionals and services more than 27 million clients worldwide.
Erasmus Student Network is the biggest student organisation in Europe, founded in 1989 to support and develop student exchange. ESN is present in more than 480 Higher Education Institutions in 37 countries involving around 14,500 volunteers offering its services to 190,000 international students. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing student exchanges on different levels and provides an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad ('internationalisation at home'). For more information visit http://esn.org