Travel insurance - Cancel Renewal
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If your policy has automatically renewed and you wish to cancel it, UK insurance rules state that consumers have a 14-day “cooling off” period when they purchase most kinds of cover. So if you want to end a policy within two weeks of receiving your documentation, you should receive almost a full refund of your premiums. You may have to pay an administration fee (typically less than a full cancellation charge) as well as the cost of however many days you were covered for.
If you think the charges you face for amending your policy are unfairly high - or if you have had to make a change because of what you think is a mistake on the insurer’s part - you can complain to the company directly. Ask for an address for customer services, and write giving clear details of your case - such as what happened, when, and why you think you have been unfairly charged. As a last resort you can escalate your complaint to the Ombudsman, who will act as a mediator between you and your insurer. resolver recommends that you submit your concern in writing, and resolver can assist you in submitting, recording and reminding you when and who to escalate to.
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You should know
- If you’re making a complaint about making an insurance claim rather than a mis-sold policy, check your documents to see who the “underwriter” is. You’ll need to make a complaint to that organisation.
If you cannot resolve your issue you cannot raise your case to the Ombudsman until 8 weeks after you have first raised your complaint with your supplier, or you have received a ‘letter of deadlock’ from the company stating that they cannot resolve the issue as you have asked. Your complaint must also not be older than 9 months. For an accurate decision by the Ombudsman you should provide a detailed file of your communications and supporting documentation. In addition make sure you explain what you want as an outcome as this will help assess your case.
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