Travel Insurance
that covers you
wherever the
story takes you!

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battleface - insurance for journalistsOn-the-ground
emergency
support
battleface - insurance for journalistsOptional
equipment
cover
battleface - insurance for journalistsDiscount for
IFJ Press Card
holders
Whether following a story into remote or challenging places or simply travelling abroad for work with valuable equipment in tow, journalists and media professionals need specialised insurance. battleface meets these specific requirements with unique, customisable policies, on-the-ground support and local know-how. IFJ Members can use their Press Card to get an exclusive discount.

battleface provides travel insurance coverage with the benefits and limits listed below, per person and in EUR currency. With the exception of Personal Accident, all benefits are subject to an excess (aka the deductible, or what you have to pay before we pay) as stated in the policy schedule, and are per policy period. Click here to download a copy of the full policy wording.

Travel Insurance Benefits

Emergency Medical Expenses, Evacuation and Repatriation of Mortal Remainsbattleface - insurance for journalistsLimitsup to2,000,000
Personal
Accident


battleface - insurance for journalistsLimitsup to500,000
Equipment
Coverage


battleface - insurance for journalistsLimitsup to10,000
As you go through our purchase path, you will be able to customise the level of coverage to suit your needs based on the available options and limits.

Additional useful information

battleface provides travel benefits up to the policy limits, for destinations worldwide, including those under government “do not travel” advisories.

battleface policies include cover for medical expenses caused by or resulting from COVID-19 for travellers aged 59 or under. All valid claims will be paid up to the amount shown in your schedule of benefits and subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.

This benefit does not include cover in relation to COVID-19 expenses for trip cancellations, self-isolation, or lockdowns, so please check the local restrictions in your destination country before you travel. You can do this by visiting our Travel Restrictions page here.

Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Please refer to your policy documents for full details.

If you have any questions or queries about an existing policy or purchasing a new policy for upcoming travel, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or telephone: +44 (0) 330270999 and we would be happy to help you.

To be an eligible Plan Participant, you must be:

  1. traveling outside of your home country;
  2. 1 month old or over on the date of travel and 79 years old or under when the trip, for which this insurance is purchased, finishes. If you are under age 18, you must travel with an insured person aged 18 or over; and
  3. enrolled as a member of or in a member organisation affiliated with the International Federation of Journalists, and in possession of valid membership documents which have been uploaded as evidence of membership.

We cover the cost of emergency evacuation to the nearest medical facility or medical repatriation to your home country.
You can add coverage for business equipment owned by or leased to you or for which you have a legal responsibility. It does not include personal mobile phones, personal tablets, personal laptops or any other personal possessions unless they are used primarily for work-related purposes. Please see the policy document for further information.
We cover the cost of burial or cremation locally or the cost of preparing and transporting remains home.
For bodily injury as a result of an accident during the trip which, within 12 months of the date of the accident, is the sole and direct cause of your death or loss of limb, loss of sight or permanent total disablement.
We strongly recommend that you provide your battleface policy and contact information to your employer, friends or family members. In case of an emergency, if you are not able to reach us, they can contact us 24/7.

Email: [email protected]
Tel. +44 203 7694976
Yes, travel insurance doesn’t cover everything. For example, we do not cover expenses associated with any Pre-Existing Conditions.

A Pre-Existing Condition includes:

  • A condition for which medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment (includes receiving services and supplies, consultations, diagnostic tests or prescription medicines) was recommended or received during twelve (12) months immediately preceding the Policy Inception Date;
  • A condition that had manifested itself in such a manner that would have caused a reasonably prudent person to seek medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment (includes receiving services and supplies, consultations, diagnostic tests or prescription medicines) within twelve (12) months immediately preceding the Policy Inception Date;
  • Injury, sickness, disease, or other physical, medical, mental, or nervous conditions, disorder or ailment (whether known or unknown) that, with reasonable medical certainty, existed at the time of completion of the Application Form or within twelve (12) months immediately preceding the Policy Inception Date. This is a partial list; please refer to our policy documents for a complete summary.

Due to sanctions restrictions imposed by the United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, United Nations and United States, it may not be possible for us to provide the full range of cover in one or more of the countries you plan to travel to. For more information please contact us via email at [email protected]

The Plan Administrator acts as the Insurers’ agent in binding risks, issuing documentation and the collection and processing of premiums and return premiums.

battleface Insurance Services
Suite 24, 80 Churchill Square
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent ME19 4YU
Telephone: +44 (0) 330 270999
Email: [email protected]

In the event of a claim, please notify us as soon as possible by contacting:

Tel: +44 20 37694976 (24 hours a day)
Email: [email protected]

All claims must be submitted within 30 days of occurence, on a policy claim form, accompanied by proof of claim, including original invoices, receipts, reports, and other documents. Please refer to the relevant section of your policy for specific conditions and details of the supporting evidence that we require. It is always advisable to retain copies of all documents when submitting your claim form. We recommend you use registered post.

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Important Note:

Benefits under this policy are underwritten by Crum & Forster SPC and administered on their behalf by battleface Insurance Services Limited, Suite 24, 80 Churchill Square, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4YU, United Kingdom.

As a consumer, you have a duty to take reasonable care to answer questions fully and accurately. This duty exists before coverage is placed and throughout the entire duration of the insurance. If you do not do so, your insurer may be able to void the Policy from inception.

This policy meets the needs of eligible members of the International Federation of Journalists who require travel and personal accident insurance whilst travelling and/or working outside of their home country.

The standard policy benefits are available on all IFJ policies. The sums insured and any additional benefits, such as equipment cover, have been selected by you to meet your own individual requirements. We have not made any personal recommendation as to the suitability of this product.

Telephone: +44 (0) 330 270999
Email: [email protected]

Suite 24
80 Churchill Square, Kings Hill
West Malling, Kent
ME19 4YU, UK