With the new Coronavirus supplementary insurance, HanseMerkur customers are protected against consequential costs of a possible infection with Covid-19 before and during the trip.
Vienna / Hamburg, 27 August 2020: HanseMerkur Travel Insurance Austria is adding a supplementary insurance policy to its range of products that protects against the particular imponderables of the Coronavirus crisis both before the start of the trip and during the trip and at the holiday destination. The special Coronavirus travel protection includes cancellation and travel expenses cover if a quarantine is ordered for the traveller due to a suspected infection with the Coronavirus at home or at the holiday destination. Should travellers have to cancel or extend their holiday that has already started due to quarantine, HanseMerkur will also reimburse the additional accommodation and return travel costs. The cover also applies in the event of a temperature reading on the outward or return day, which results in holidaymakers being unable to take their flight or travel to their holiday home. Coronavirus travel protection thus optimally complements the existing insurance products to provide comprehensive insurance cover from the possible quarantine at home to the delayed return journey.
The product can be taken out from 1 September 2020 by customers who already have travel cancellation insurance from HanseMerkur.
"Only recently, HanseMerkur Austria relaxed its contract conditions and, until further notice, will also insure COVID-19 illness in its travel cancellation and travel curtailment policies, or travel health insurance, respectively. With the new Coronavirus travel protection, we are consistently pursuing this path," says Fuad Izmirlija, Country Manager Austria at HanseMerkur.
With an annual turnover of € 2,288.4 million (2019), HanseMerkur is the only independent insurance group in Hamburg's financial centre. The roots of this 145-year-old personal insurer lie in health insurance, which is still the company's main line of business today. HanseMerkur is also a specialist in private supplementary protection for people with statutory health insurance and is one of the largest German providers in this segment with around 1.2 million supplementary policyholders. Furthermore, with premium income of € 223 million (2019) in the Travel and Leisure business segment, HanseMerkur is one of the market leaders in the tourism insurance industry. Further information at www.hansemerkur.de