MORE TH>N appoints Hood Group to launch its new travel insurance product

Hood Group Travel Insurance

MORE TH>N, one of the UK’s leading providers of motor, pet and home insurance has appointed affinity insurance provider, Hood Group, to launch its new travel insurance product.

The new offering, developed by Hood Group for MORE TH>N, aims to give customers a choice of great value travel insurance packages plus a range of additional cover options including gadget cover, excess waiver, winter sports, golfing holidays and business travel. In addition, children under the age of 18 are covered free of charge under a family policy.

While some travel insurance policies exclude pre-existing medical, long-term or chronic conditions, the new Hood Group policy created for MORE TH>N, offers cover for many pre-existing medical conditions for an additional premium. The online system will allow MORE TH>N customers to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions, delivering a quick and simple quote.

The MORE TH>N contract follows a competitive tender process and represents the most significant agreement that the Hood Group has entered since launching its travel proposition less than six months ago. Under the terms and conditions, Hood Group will be providing the insurance package plus a dedicated travel team to develop and implement the marketing strategy to drive sales on behalf of the MORE TH>N travel brand.

John Ellenger, Head of Travel at MORE TH>N commented: “We are committed to delivering on our brand promise of “Where you mean more”; providing excellent service for customers across our entire range of insurance products. The Hood Group impressed with its understanding of this promise and I am confident that MORE TH>N customers are going to be able to access great value travel insurance which provides them with the cover to suit their needs at the touch of a button.”

Hood Group Chief Executive, Simon Hood, comments: “Working with MORE TH>N we have listened to what they wanted their customers to experience – from the breadth and depth of cover, to ease of purchase. Not only have we created a product suite tailored to MORE TH>N’s excellent service proposition and brand values, we have also developed an online customer journey that makes it quick and easy for their customers to buy the cover they want, at a competitive price.”

He concludes: “I am extremely proud that Hood Group has the opportunity to work with one of the UK’s leading insurance brands. I don’t believe that any other affinity provider can match our product and service proposition nor our philosophy of building a truly joined up partnership. Unlike many of our competitors, we can provide an end-to-end solution from building the insurance product and sales platform to delivering marketing programmes to drive sales. Hood Group is completely independent which means we are able to select the right partners to deliver a solution tailored entirely to meeting the specific needs of individual brands.”

The Hood Group has appointed leading claims management and assistance provider, CEGA, to act as its claims partner for the duration of the agreement with MORE TH>N and the travel product created for MORE TH>N is underwritten by AmTrust.