Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: rural Zuzzex
My Motorhome: Chausson Welcome 610
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EHIC is good for any basic problems (and will it continue after Brexit??) but if your illness is more complex or you may need repatriation then GOOD insurance is really crucial - certainly worth it when I broke my jaw skiing and needed helicopter rescue and 5 days in hospital with surgery. One phone call by my wife to the insurers and they swung into action - they then handled everything regarding costs and the only thing I had to pay for was my drugs when I left hospital.
also in our mid-sixties, we are still very active with skiing, cycling, climbing, triathlon etc so the risks for us of injury are higher. we buy an annual multitrip policy that covers us for any daft things we might do while away - currently it's with the BMC (British Mountaineering Council) for just under £250 per annum for a couple for European cover (also includes BMC membership which is needed). if you price up a few individual trips then the costs will exceed an annual policy.
and the Lord said unto John "come forth and receive eternal life". but John came fifth and won a toaster........