Amex Travel Insurance: Students unaware of insurance gaps

25 July 2005
As the academic year culminates with the release of A-level results, American Express Travel Insurance is warning that many students are unaware of gaps in their insurance coverage.

Taking a gap year has become more popular than ever over the last ten years. According to a study by Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) nearly 137,000 students deferred entry to university after their A-levels.

Most head off without any coverage, risking more than they probably ever realize.

Joanne Field, marketing manager with Amex said: "Many of our gap year policies are bought by parents, who are more experienced about what can happen, and what sort of help might be needed in case of disaster."

Global insurance plans for a gap year can give parents peace of mind with a 24-hour worldwide helpline, but also the fact that 1,700 Amex offices are around the world.

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