New travel insurance product targeting adventurous travellers launches

The new explorer product is designed for active travellers seeking coverage that would otherwise be excluded such as for sports, emergency medical treatment, evacuation, and accidents, as well as travel to some of the most isolated destinations.

“Our products are designed to take into account travellers’ activities and destinations, which is what drove us to create the Explorer Travel product, an option that is already proving to be very popular with our customers,” said Lisa Conway, Chief Underwriting Officer for battleface. “We noticed a large trend in travellers interested in nature/eco-friendly and exploration-based activities, such as trekking, hiking, cycling, rafting, and camping in out-of-the-ordinary destinations, so it was a natural move for us to launch a product that catered specifically to that demographic.”

The product provides coverage for a combination of leisure and non-professional sports activities including cycling, mountain climbing, fishing, variable scuba diving for qualified and unqualified divers, etc. Winter sports include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, off-trail, and back-country skiing, etc.

Additional options for trip specifics

battleface provides customers with quotes and the option to add benefits to the Explorer Travel product such as Cancel For Any Reason coverage as well as upgrades for Sports Equipment, Rental Vehicle Damage, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Search & Rescue. Additional benefit options customers can choose to add include Baggage Loss or Delay, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Travel Medical Expenses and more.  

Last summer, battleface added a new Covid-19 travel insurance package.