DD is going on her first school residential to France in June
We had a letter home yesterday reminding us we need to get passports/EIHC cards, etc.
So, while looking into the health card it reminded me that DH has a bank account that offers free family travel insurance, so I asked him to call them and find out whether a) DD would be covered travelling without us and b) would our expenses be covered if, god forbid, anything happened and we needed to get out to her in an emergency.
He thinks I'm being over protective and making an unnecessary fuss.
Now, I admit, I'm not overly keen on my pfb going to France, but I trust her teachers, I know she'll be fine and have an amazing time. I've got a grip, she's going, she'll have a blast and will never know I feel a little anxious about my baby being away from her mummy
However, I would be a lot happier knowing that she was insured to kingdom come, and that everything is covered and if there was an emergency we wouldn't have to worry about anything other than getting to her as quickly as possible
I was just ranting talking about travel insurance recently. Anything could happen. Not to make you anxious but say she is admitted to hospital and can't be moved easily. You would want as much travel insurance as possible then, right? Repatriation and all that? DH is BU.
Not PFB at all. I asked similar questions when DS2 went on a skiing trip recently. (Our family annual policy would have covered him) The school must have it's own travel insurance and emergency plan for all eventualities. You should be able to have a copy of the policy and the risk assessment.
I don't know of any travel insurance that would fly you out to be with her only to repatriate your daughter what it will do is provide additional protection for her belongings which the school wouldn't normally do.
I did the same when Flyingboy went skiing. The school will have their own insurance so she is covered but as its only a phonecall, methinks its worth phoning the bank anyway. Mine, with diabetes which requires 4 injections a day etc just went to France. I had heebie jeebies at first but by wednesday I calmed down. All was well and he was fine but I was worried if he caught a bug and started vomiting then he might have to be hospitalised (he was last time it happened). Fortunately he hates anyone else wielding a needle at him so he manages himself pretty well.
I would be very surprised if the school didn't have full travel insurance for participants on a trip. You should get a copy of the policy from the school. As a veteran organiser of many school trips to other parts of Europe I can tell you that we always had full travel cover and copies of the policy were issued to families. The travel insurance was included when costing the trip. Its worth checking the details in letters you have had about the trip and contacting school if unsure.