During your skiing holiday, an accident on the slopes can unfortunately happen very quickly. If you are abroad and need to be hospitalized, how do you make sure everything goes smoothly? How much does a travel insurance cost for peace of mind during your ski holidays ?
Your skiing holiday in Europe
When travelling in Europe,take care to always have your European health insurance card with you. It gives you easier access to medical care and allows you to be reimbursed up to the reimbursement of the French social security.
The European Health Insurance Card is valid in the European Union plus Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia and Australia. You can get the card by requesting it from Social Security. However, it does not cover all your medical expenses and does not cover the costs of repatriation or transport to a hospital. To cover this care you need to take out travel insurance like Travelpass.
What happens if you refuse to take care of it?
In practice, foreign hospitals do not always accept the European Health Insurance Card. On the contrary, if you say you have travel insurance,or if you are admitted to a private hospital, hospitals will be able to treat you directly and more quickly.
Mondassur advises: “Private hospitals are often more expensive than public hospitals. The extra cost they charge is usually not reimbursed by health insurance, but it will be reimbursed by your private travel insurance.”
In any case, the European Health Insurance Card is inseparable from wider travel insurance. It only covers the cost of basic medical care. Repatriation or reimbursement of search and rescue costs are not covered by the European Health Insurance Card. Contact us for more information on covered ski activities and possible Mondassur travel insurance or ask for your quote online for free.