mrl-insurance-logoMRL Insurance is targeting the ever growing culture of BECCYs (Brits Escaping Credit Crunch Year) with the launch if its new Gap Year travel insurance policies for adults up to the age of 45.

The new policies cover travel from between one and 12 months and are specifically designed for those enjoying an extended holiday or gap year or for travellers working abroad.

There are two choices of policy – Standard and SuperCover. SuperCover is designed for anyone living outside of the UK but in the EU and also for more adventurous travellers who intend to partake in hazardous activities or winter sports.

Prices start from just £19 for European cover for one month, through to just £179 for a 12 month Worldwide policy – both standard policies which can be upgraded to SuperCover.

Alan Reif, Director, MRL commented: “We wanted to offer a Gap Year policy that did not penalise against age. After all the redundancies in the past year the average age of a gap traveller is increasing and we can now provide comprehensive cover for them for up to a year, whether they are travelling as a holiday or seeking overseas work for an interim period.”

What is covered?
 Medical Emergency & repatriation
 Additional accommodation & travelling costs
 Personal accident
 Redundancy cover
 Supplier Failure Cover
 Scheduled airline failure
 Personal assistance services
 Emergency dental treatment
 Missed departure
 Luggage delay
 Travel delay
 Hospital benefit
 Personal liability
 Legal protection
 Hijack
 Disaster/catastrophe
 Variety of sporting activities

For additional sporting cover, including skiing and more dangerous activities, travellers can upgrade to SuperCover, which also includes assistance for cancellation or curtailment, and loss of money, passport and luggage.

For a full breakdown of everything that is covered by these policies visit or call 0845 676 0691.

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For media information please contact Samantha Marsh at Infinity Public Relations on 020 8640 4031 or 07711 265666. Alternatively email

Notes to editors:
• MRL Insurance is part of Rock Insurance Services Ltd which also incorporates AIS Direct, Insureplc and
• Rock Insurance Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
• All policies are provided by and underwritten by Europ Assistance Holdings Ltd

May 14, 2009