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A new Act on Travel Service Combinations entered into force - check your cancellation cover
As the new Act on Travel Service Combinations entered into force on 1 July 2018, the Travel Cancellation Cover included in traveller's insurance increased in significance. Check that your cancellation cover is sufficient, as it allows you to be refunded for expenses paid before a journey that was cancelled due to an illness or accident, for example.
As of now, tour operators have the right to charge customers a cancellation fee to cover their incurred losses, regardless of the cause of the cancellation.
Set a maximum compensation that suits your needs
You can adjust the maximum compensation for your traveller's insurance cancellation cover to suit your travelling habits. Set the cancellation cover based on what you typically pay in advance when travelling.
- If you are covered by the Eurooppalainen Traveller's Insurance, check the current maximum compensation of your cancellation cover from your insurance policy or in your insurance details at www.op.fi or on OP-mobile.
- You can adjust the maximum compensation by messaging our customer service. If you are happy with your current cancellation cover, no further action is required from you.
Update your old insurance
If you have purchased the Eurooppalainen continuous traveller's insurance before 5 June 2013, you can update it for a new, more easily customisable insurance. The insurance coverage, duration of journey and maximum compensation amounts can be personalised to suit your needs.
- Buy the new continuous Eurooppalainen Traveller's Insurance online. Children or grandchildren under 15 years of age travelling with you are not covered by your insurance and require a personal insurance policy.
- After you have purchased the new traveller's insurance, login on op.fi to cancel your old traveller's insurance. Select the insurance from your personal insurance policies and cancel the policy.
Insured travel, carefree holiday
Our travel insurance compensates both medical expenses and, for example, medical flights in the event of severe injury.
Travel Emergency Service always there for you
In the event of a sudden travel illness or accident, our service number provides assistance in English 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
Tailorable cancellation cover
As a result of the new Act on Travel Service Combinations (former Package Travel Act), travel insurance becomes more and more important. We will compensate travel cancellation costs regardless of the type of travel up to the maximum compensation.
Travel insurance for yourself and your family
When on holiday, you should forget about your daily troubles and just enjoy yourself. And should there be trouble, Eurooppalainen’s travel insurance is there for you. Traveller's insurance coverage includes:
- medical treatment expenses for travel illnesses and accidents without an upper limit or deductible
- costs arising from the cancellation or interruption of the trip
- medical flights to Finland that have been approved in advance by the insurance company, if the medical condition of the passenger so requires.
In a family that travels frequently either in Finland or abroad, each family member, including the children, should have continuous travel insurance.
Continuous or fixed-term travel insurance
If you travel several times a year, travel insurance that is continuously valid is often the cheaper alternative. Continuous travel insurance is especially useful if you also travel within Finland, since by adding your travel insurance to cover domestic journeys, it will also cover visits to grandparents and ski trips.
You can tailor a continuous insurance policy to your needs, and it will be valid until you turn 100. As your continuous travel insurance is always valid when booking new trips, you will get the most out of its extensive cancellation cover.
The best travel insurance is the kind that meets your needs exactly. If you only travel occasionally, a fixed-term travel policy taken for each trip is a good and inexpensive option.
|When is it best?||When travelling several times each year in Finland or abroad.||When travelling only around once a year.|
|Where is it valid?||On trips outside Finland. Domestic travel can also be included in the policy.||In the country or countries you have selected.|
|For how long
it is valid?
|On all trips of up to the maximum duration you have selected. We recommend a maximum duration of at least 45 days, and it may be up to 6 months depending on your selection. If you need insurance for a longer trip or are going abroad on exchange, contact our customer service.||According to your selected start and end dates.|
|Are children insured?||Children require their personal traveller's insurance.||Children under the age of 15 are included in the insurance when travelling with parents or grandparents.|
|How does it cover cancellations?||Cancellations are covered up to the maximum compensation you have selected. Depending on your travel habits, you can select a maximum compensation higher than 3,000 euros.||Covers cancellation costs up to 3,000 euros.|
|How adjustable is it?||The maximum trip duration and content of insurance can be adjusted extensively to suit your needs.||Offers mostly fixed cover that can’t be adjusted. You may choose to include cover in case of permanent disability or death.|
|Is there a minimum or maximum age?||The insurance may be granted to babies already during pregnancy and up to persons aged 99. Expires at age 100.||May be granted to ages 0–85, expires at age 86.|
I value the ease of continuous travel insurance: I do not have to separately purchase insurance for each trip and fill in the required forms. A continuous policy also comes in handy if I opt for a last minute deal – I have much less to prepare before the trip since insurance is already taken care of.
Remember to insure also any luggage and high-risk sports
In an emergency, you can visit any doctor or hospital for first aid. Visit OP Claim Help to find our partner doctors close to you, whether you are in Finland or abroad.
When travelling outside Finland, you can also call the Eurooppalainen Travel Emergency Service for assistance in finding a trusted doctor or hospital at your destination. The Travel Emergency Service provides assistance in Finnish, Swedish and English from the number +358 102 530 011.
When travelling within Finland, the Pohjola Health Advisor service provides assistance in the event of an illness or accident. Call or use the app to chat with the Pohjola Hospital medical specialist, the Health Advisor, and they will evaluate your symptoms and refer you to the correct treatment if necessary. The service is free of charge for OP Insurance customers.
Remember to also insure your luggage
It is recommended that you include luggage insurance in your travel insurance to cover your luggage throughout the world. We compensate, for example, if your luggage is delayed, your camera is broken or your wallet is stolen.
Travel liability insurance and legal expenses travel insurance are also always incorporated in luggage insurance. Travel liability insurance provides compensation if, during your journey, you cause loss to others for which you are liable by law. Legal expenses insurance, on the other hand, helps you with legal expenses related to disputed civil cases, criminal cases or non-contentious civil cases.
Planning on trying out high-risk sports?
Travelling is an excellent way to experiencing and trying out new things. However, travel insurance does not automatically cover, for example, competitive sports or high-risk sports; for them, you need to take out an extension. So please contact our customer service if your journey involves, for example, combat sports, parachuting, scuba diving or off-piste skiing.
Where can I get a travel insurance card?
We deliver a travel insurance card for continuous traveller's insurance to your home address by post. If your card is lost or broken, you can order a new one from op.fi on your traveller's insurance page. We will send you a new travel insurance card by post within two weeks.
OP-mobile is handy also when travelling: your travel insurance card will readily available electronically in OP-mobile.
For fixed-term traveller's insurance, the insurance policy qualifies as proof of valid traveller's insurance.
How can I get a certificate of travel insurance for a visa?
If you a travelling to a country for which a visa is required, the certificate of travel insurance does not have to include the insurance company’s stamp or signature, so you can print out the certificate right away from the Internet Service at: Insurance ‒ Traveller's insurance ‒ Order certificate of travel insurance for a visa. Alternatively, you can order it to be delivered by post to your home address free of charge.
If you are our owner-customer and have policies from three product lines, you are entitled to an almost 10% discount on most policies and a discount of nearly 18% on comprehensive motor vehicle insurance with no-claims bonus. If you are aged between 18 and 27, you can get a 21% discount on almost all home and family insurance policies.
- A 40% increase in the sum insured under life insurance
- 200-euro benefit of the deductible under MyHome Insurance
- one-year, free-of-charge life insurance for parents with a child under one year of age
Owner-members not only get OP bonuses for home, family and vehicle insurance premiums, but also for
- savings and investments
- funds in accounts
- purchases you have paid with OP-Visa credit.
OP bonuses are used for the bank’s service charges and insurance premiums.