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Insurance Providers for Freelancers

Insurance Providers for Freelancers

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:

Contact: Fraser Newton
Tel: 00 44 (0)1432 267111 

AKE are specialists in war and terrorism insurance for those working in hostile environments.

Tel: +442036081283

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 ezine. face connects readers with people in the field, covering a range of security and travel topics. battleface is a product trading name of Tangiers Insurance Services, coverholder at Lloyd’s. Tangiers Insurance Services Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the FCA, reference 774757.

Contact: Tom Ellis or Dominic Ryeland
Tel: 0044 (0)20 7220 0130
Mobile:+44 7887 726130
Email: or

Ellis Clowes specialise in high risk territories.

Tel : +44 (0) 01483 806 686
E-mail :

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 etc. A range of cover levels and additional options are available including annual multi trip cover. 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.

A donation is made to the Rory Peck Trust on every policy sold and additionally you can receive a 5% discount off your High Risk Voyager premium when using the link entering the Voucher Code RORY5 before payment.
Contact: Simon Phillips
Tel:+44 (0) 845 262 2600

Fax: +44 (0) 845 262 2601

Insurance Linx recently acquired West Midland Brokers, a previous provider on this list. They have continued their policy of offering a specialist scheme (Crisis Insurance) for those travelling to dangerous areas or with dangerous professions. Policies can be tailored to individual needs and are available for short or long terms.

MEDIA INSURANCE BROKERS LTD (specialise in production insurance)
Contact: Richard Moore
Tel: 00 44 (0)20 7287 5054
Fax: 00 44 (0)20 7287 0679

MIB specialise in film and television production insurance.

Tel: 0033144836056

RSF have set up an insurance for freelance journalists with various cover options.

Tel:+44 (0) 124-258-4558/+44 (0) 124-258-8688
Bellwood Prestbury is a U.K-based firm providing specialized plans for individuals living or working abroad in high-risk professions or in dangerous areas. Coverage can include war or terrorism risks and kidnap and ransom insurance.  

Tel: +1 303-988-9626/+1 800-777-7665
The U.S...-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 plan covering kidnap, ransom, and extortion.

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