14 February 2018, 00:00
Saga appoints Collinson Group as new Travel Insurance partner
- Saga Travel Insurance customers covered with Collinson from February 14th
Saga today announces a new underwriter for its standalone and Saga Holidays optional included travel insurance customers.
Saga prides itself on its comprehensive travel insurance product, which has often led the market in making innovative changes to meet the needs of the modern traveller. Saga was the first to offer cover to customers stranded due to volcanic ash clouds, cover for scheduled airline failure, and cover for laptops when they had to be stored in the hold on certain flights.
Saga insures thousands of travellers each year, including many with wide ranging pre-existing medical conditions and was looking for an underwriter with an appetite to continue this pioneering approach, following a comprehensive review it has selected Collinson as the best fit for the business.
Collinson has over 40 years’ experience in the travel insurance industry and is providing Saga with a full service solution from underwriting through to , claims, assistance and medical screening for optional included travel insurance on Saga Holidays.
Gary Duggan, CEO Saga Services, commented: “We are pleased to have appointed Collinson as the new underwriter for Saga’s Travel Insurance. They provide the first class service that our customers expect from Saga and offer even greater control of the claims process which will significantly improve the journey for our customers. We look forward to exciting developments as the partnership takes shape through 2018 and beyond to further enhance our cover.”
Richard Coleman, European Director Collinson, commented: “Collinson is delighted to be working with Saga and this partnership is a significant addition to our travel insurance portfolio. There are considerable similarities between our two businesses, especially around our approaches to customer satisfaction and reinforcing brand loyalty. We look forward to working with the Saga team, driving growth and success through innovation and enhanced customer experiences such as our Stranded Traveller product, which provides Saga customers access to our global airport lounge network in the event of a flight delay.
Saga is a leading provider of products and services primarily tailored for customers over the age of 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has been carefully developed over the past 60 years to become one of the most recognised and trusted brands among UK consumers aged over 50. Saga is synonymous in the UK with the over 50s market and is recognised for its high quality products and services. These include cruises and holidays, home and motor insurance, savings and share dealing and the UK’s award winning Saga Magazine.
Collinson, is a global leader in influencing customer behaviour to drive revenue and value for its clients. The group offers a unique blend of industry and sector specialists who together provide market-leading experience in delivering products and services across four core capabilities: Loyalty, Lifestyle Benefits, Insurance and Assistance. Collinson provides unrivalled insight and expertise around affluent consumers and frequent travellers, creating and delivering products and services that increase engagement, loyalty and value for customers.
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