Are you a driver whose work is related to regular trips outside Latvia? Protect yourself against unexpected expenses that may occur abroad, by choosing the Travel Insurance for Truckers.
The Travel Insurance for Truckers is suitable for individuals - drivers under 64 who regularly take trips outside the country, provided that the duration of each trip does not exceed 45 days.
To validate the Travel Insurance System for Truckers, before going abroad you have to obtain an EHIC, i.e. European Health Insurance Card, because the Travel Insurance policy for Truckers does not cover the expenses that are reimbursed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the EHIC.
|Attention. Many insurance risks will be valid only if you have an EHIC!|
Insurance covers the expenses associated with the provision of emergency medical assistance abroad, in case an accident or a sudden illness has occurred during the trip, including emergency medical aid, costs of purchasing drugs prescribed by the doctor, emergency surgery and medical procedures, as well as expenses transportation to the hospital (in emergency cases also including the use of medical helicopter services). If the client is hospitalized due to a sudden illness or a personal accident, and cannot return to the domicile country in the scheduled time, the cost of purchasing new tickets or changing tickets will be reimbursed. Insurance also covers the costs of phone calls, made to contact BTA or BTA cooperation partners regarding purchasing or lease of the temporarily necessary medical aids, transportation costs for taking a minor child to the domicile country, when the client is hospitalized.
According to the sum indicated in the Insurance Agreement, covers expenses for the purchase of painkillers, temporary measures of dental treatment (x-ray, medications, temporary tooth fillings or tooth extraction).
Transportation of the mortal remains to the domicile country. Coordinating in writing, the repatriation expenses can be replaced by burial expenses abroad, including coffin costs.
Covers expenses for transportation prescribed by a doctor from the hospital abroad to a hospital in the country of domicile.
|Expenses of a person accompanying the injured person||
In case of necessity, insurance also covers the expenses of medical staff, when returning to the domicile – medical evacuation – cannot be accomplished without attendance of a doctor or a nurse. With doctor’s permission, the health care worker may be replaced by a family member, traveling with the client.
|Loss or theft of passport or ID-card||
According to the sum indicated in the Insurance Agreement, covers transportation, accommodation costs (hotel, food) incurred due to renewal of passport or ID-card abroad, as well as telephone conversations related to the renewal of the passport or ID-card.
|Replacement of the Customer||
In case the customer get into hospital during travel, is evacuated or repatriated, and the employer, in order to have the customer’s professional duties abroad continued, faces a necessity to replace the customer by another person, the travel expenses of that replacing person will be refunded.
Travel Insurance policy for truckers is valid in Europe, as well as in the territorial European part of the Russian Federation (to the Ural Mountains).
Duration of the Travel Insurance policy for truckers is one year. Insurance coverage is valid for an unlimited number of trips during the year, provided that the duration of each trip does not exceed 45 calendar days.
You can purchase the travel insurance policy for truckers in the following ways:
EHIC, i.e. European Health Insurance Card, is a document common for all European Union and European Economic Area countries (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein) and the Swiss Confederation, which entitles citizens of these countries to receive state-funded emergency and necessary health care to the extent ensured for inhabitants of each relevant country. The EHIC can be used in foreign clinics that are members of the National Sickness Insurance Fund and that have accepted the usage of the EHIC. Therefore, before seeking medical care abroad, we recommend you to inquire in advance whether the particular clinic accepts the EHIC.
All residents of the Republic of Latvia may receive the EHIC card for free, therefore, when traveling abroad, be sure to obtain the EHIC card. For more information about the possibilities of receiving the EHIC card, visit the website of the National Health Service.
Why do you need BTA Travel insurance if you have the EHIC card?
An example showing the necessity for the EHIC and Travel Insurance:
State of health of a resident of Latvia suddenly deteriorated while visiting a country in the European Union. As a result, the woman was placed in a clinic. When her health condition slightly improved and it was possible to evacuate her to her country of origin, the bill for medical services amounted to EUR 24 000.
Given that the Latvian resident had the EHIC, she did not have to pay the entire amount from her own personal funds. The EHIC covered 75% (EUR 18 000) of the medical expenses, the remaining 25% (6 000 EUR) would have to be covered by the woman herself, if she had not had the BTA travel insurance policy. Medical evacuation costs that were not covered by the EHIC amounted to EUR 4 300.
If the woman, additionally to the security provided by the EHIC, had not purchased the BTA Travel insurance, she would have to pay EUR 10 300 for the medical services received in a foreign clinic and medical evacuation to Latvia from her own personal funds. In this case, this amount was covered by BTA.
Before going abroad, we suggest you to:
In case of an accident abroad, take the following measures.
Call the BTA’s 24/7 Travel Support Service:
We will provide operative assistance and consultation on what to do in the specific situation.
In case of a sudden disease or accident in one of the following countries, you can call our partners in the specific country:
* If you are in Turkey or Egypt, in order to avoid possible problems, ask for medical assistance only in our contractual organisations.
|Travel insurance terms and conditions|
|Terms and Conditions No 15-1
(the wording applies to policies issued starting from 09.05.2016)
|Terms and Conditions No 15
(the wording applies to policies issued starting from 20.12.2011)
|General insurance terms and conditions|
|Terms and Conditions No 3
(the wording applies to policies issued starting from 13.12.2011)
|Terms and Conditions No 2
(the wording applies to policies issued starting from 07.06.2011)
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