Dirt Bike Repatriation Insurance
- Emergency Medical Costs
- Repatriation to UK
- Option for Motocross
Emergency medical and repatriation cover for accidents when riding off-road overseas
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Dirt Bike Travel Insurance
Emergency Medical Costs
Buy Dirt Bike Travel Insurance online with instant cover BEFORE you travel
Make sure that you understand the policy you are buying and go through the medical screening questions if you have pre-existing health conditions. If you don't declare your medical history it could leave you unprotected without cover if you get sick.
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Off-road riding is covered as standard, but if you’re riding Motocross you will need to select the option. You can also choose cover for amateur racing, but we do NOT cover professional racing.
Select the relevant activity pack for your travels and remember to complete the medical screening questions honestly and accurately, to ensure you are actually covered.Buy Online 24/7
More Information About Dirt Bike Travel Insurance
We have more detailed information that can answer many of your in-depth questions (see the linked articles and FAQs below), however the following points should help answer the quick and easy questions...
Quick Reference Guide:
- Cover for emergency medical and repatriation costs after an off-road accident abroad
- Choose Gold Cover (£250k medical limit) or Silver Cover (£100k medical limit)
- Emergency repatriation is covered on top of the medical limits (£100k limit alive, or £50k in a body bag)
- It's like a travel insurance policy, except this one also has options for motocross and amateur racing (usually excluded on other policies)
- Other travel insurance benefits are included like cancellation cover (so buy your cover early) and other stuff like lost luggage or passports
- We don't cover professional racing (or semi-professional) or cover business activities
- You can buy Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip cover (the maximum age for Multi Trip is 66 whereas Single Trip is 75)
- You need to buy cover BEFORE you travel and for the whole duration of your trip
- You must have been a UK resident for at least 6-months (and still live in the UK) registered with a GP surgery
- You need to have a UK driving licence that covers you for the class of bike you are riding (or an ACU race licence)
- You need to wear an approved motorcycle helmet
Even if you have travel insurance with your packaged current account or a family multi-trip policy you are likely to need a top up policy like this one for the off-road riding element... Most other travel insurance policies exclude dangerous sports or hazardous pursuits.
Dirt Bike Repatriation Insurance FAQs
Can I use this policy for dirt and trail riding, including Motocross?
Yes. This policy covers motorcycle touring and general off-road motorcycle riding or training as standard, with the appropriate UK driving licence, e.g. on rough or rugged terrain that is not a public highway.
You can also add activity packs for off-road riding, e.g.
- Activity Pack 3
- Riding quad bikes (must wear a helmet) and snow bikes
- Speed Trials/ Time Trials (Organised, not public roads)
- Activity Pack 6
- Motocross (MX)
- Amateur Motor Racing/ Rallies/ Competitions
An additional premium will be charged for activity packs.
- Activity Pack 3
What's the difference between a "Repat" policy and my EHIC card?
EEA member states are obliged to treat UK citizens showing a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), however in some cases (for example hazardous sports injuries) EHIC is sometimes rejected by the hospital – rightly or wrongly. That’s why travel and repatriation insurance is required for overseas trackdays and off-road riding, even at public hospitals the bills can quickly rack up.
Significantly neither does the EHIC get you repatriated home (where medically necessary and safe to do so) or where necessary repatriate one other person who is required for medical reasons to stay with you.
Remember repatriation can be very costly, for example if you can't safely travel in a normal plane seat, or the airline won't accept the risk of travelling without medical supervision for the journey. Repatriation cover is included within the overall Medical Expenses limit (£50,000 for our Silver Cover and £250,000 for Gold Cover).
In some cases insurers have paid for relatives to fly out, including accommodation, to support customers when stranded overseas whilst receiving treatment. Again an EHIC card won't provide this kind of support when needed.
Find out more about the EHIC here (please note residents of the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands are not eligible): Travelling Outside the EEA (NHS page)
Note: Make sure you answer all medical questions honestly and accurately when buying any travel insurance policy. Pre-Existing conditions will always be excluded unless declared and accepted by the insurer (sometimes for additional premium).
Does Repatriation Insurance cover private hospital treatment?
No. BeMoto Repatriation Insurance is a travel insurance policy and NOT private medical insurance; so there is no cover for any medical expenses incurred in private facilities if medically capable public facilities are available.
However, we do understand that if you have an accident whilst participating in a track or off-road event you will be taken to the nearest appropriate medical facility, which could be public or private for initial emergency treatment and assessment.
If you are admitted to a private facility, call us as soon as possible and we will advise what options are best for you. We will deal with any requests for payment from any private facility so you should resist any request from them to make payment.
What's the issue with private hospitals?
Travel insurance policies generally exclude medical treatment in private facilities (unless absolutely necessary and pre-authorised).
Just like in the UK private hospitals may not be equipped to deal with accident and emergency admissions, nor have the range of staff needed to provide such treatment, investigation and care.
As businesses, private hospitals also exist to make profit and are often unregulated with less frequent inspections compared to public/state facilities. This means that private hospitals have been known to over-treat, delay treatment or discharge, over-inflate costs and allegedly have been known to claim for treatment that never actually happened (ever wondered why you need multiple scans or had to stay longer than necessary?).
Be aware that some hospitals provide private ambulances or encourage taxi's to ensure you end up in their clinics, which if you're not careful can lead to you being trapped in their care with large bills to pay.
However, we appreciate that some countries, even within the EEA, do not offer the same high standard of care we are used to with the NHS, plus the language barrier can be daunting when you're on your own in a foreign hospital. Research the local facilities in advance and make sure you call the emergency assistance team at the very earliest opportunity.
NEVER provide your payment card details to a hospital or clinic.
Is it BeMoto who deal with the Travel Insurance and Repatriation claims?
No. BeMoto does not handle travel claims. The insurer has appointed CEGA Assistance to handle claims, including 24/7 emergency medical assistance and non-emergency claims. It is important to call CEGA Assistance on the number in the table above as soon as possible if any medical expenses are likely to exceed £500 or if you are admitted to hospital.
We can’t risk being a middleman delaying the process of getting you vital emergency treatment and we certainly don’t have specialist medical claims handlers, relationships with hospitals and medical experts or a team of foreign language speakers...
You, or someone in your party, should always call the CEGA 24 hour emergency assistance team on +44 (0) 1243 621 501 as soon as possible to get the insurer involved to ensure (a) you are taken to the most appropriate public/state medical facility and (b) it’s better if they agree treatment with the hospital in advance, where practical or possible, to avoid you committing to things they won’t agree to pay for.
For non-emergencies the CEGA general claims number is +44 (0) 345 258 7172. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm (closed at the weekends).
Clearly if you’re unconscious or in no fit state to make phone calls then that may mean calling them later, at the earliest possible opportunity. If you wind up in a private hospital through no fault of your own, the insurer reserves the right to move you to a public/state hospital at an appropriate time (being careful not to risk your recovery).
NEVER provide your payment card details to a hospital or clinic.