Specialist insurance brokers.
We cannot recommend specific companies, but the following brokers specialise in conflict, high risk insurance and/or are known to be sympathetic to the needs of freelancers.
Tel: +44 (0)20 3816 9970
AKE are specialists in war and terrorism insurance for those working in hostile environments.
Tel: +44 (0)20 3608 1283
Battleface is an innovative travel insurance product that protects travellers internationally, including in the world’s most challenging destinations. To keep travellers informed, there is face, a travel safety e-zine. face connects readers with people in the field, covering a range of security and travel topics.
Ellis Clowes specialise in high-risk territories.
Tel: +44 (0)14 8380 6686
Voyager can provide instant high-risk online travel and medical insurance cover for travel to such areas (including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and all FCO advised against travel zones, etc.) through their High Risk Voyager Travel Insurance that has been developed in conjunction with global risk managers and security advisors specialising in assisting freelance newsgatherers, photographers, volunteers and aid workers. The product is backed by a 24/7 leading global emergency and security assistance service and their global network of providers.
For more details or to get an instant high risk voyager travel insurance quote or cover, click here. Use the Voucher Code RORY5 and a donation will be made to the Rory Peck Trust on every policy sold and, additionally, you will receive a 5% discount off your High Risk Voyager premium.
Contact: Hugh Brumfitt
Tel: +44 (0) 7958 317317
Insurance for Journalists’ insurance policies were designed by journalists for journalists – policies can be bought online 24/7, with immediate document issue. Wherever you are heading to on an assignment, you can be sure you’re properly protected, including: War (declared or not), Rebellion, Civil War and Terrorism. Cover includes travelling as a passenger in a military vehicle and even being embedded. Medical emergency recovery is from the point of an incident to an appropriate care facility, plus repatriation home when necessary. Coverage is worldwide and can include local production and technical team, as well as translators, fixers and drivers.
Tel: +44 (0)13 278 10570
Insurance Linx offers a specialist scheme (Crisis Insurance) for those travelling to dangerous areas or those with dangerous professions. Policies can be tailored to individual needs and are available on a short- or long-term basis.
Contact: Richard Moore
Tel: +44 (0)20 7287 5054
Mobile: +44 (0)77 7094 8047
MIB specialise in film and television production insurance.
In partnership with Escapade Travel Insurance, Reporters Without Borders provides a complete health insurance and repatriation for journalists and reporters for almost any country, war zones included.
Tel: +1 (303) 988 9626 / 1-800-777-7665
USA-based Safe Passage International offers travel insurance for both corporate clients and non-profit organisations. Under its Security First plans, the firm offers accident insurance, including risks posed by war and terrorism, as well as plans covering kidnap, ransom, and extortion.