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Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history and the strong message that World Diabetes Day has for its global audience of one billion people. 

World Diabetes Day 2017 has a message for every woman on the planet

Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history …

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Holiday tips for travellers with mental health needs

Anyone can get stressed or nervous when it comes to preparing for a holiday. But when you are living with mental health needs, there are a few extra things to consider to help make sure your trip is the relaxing, …

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Need specific cover?

Need specific cover? It might be better to call us.

Expensive holiday? Valuable luggage? These days, most people tend to buy their travel insurance online. But if you’re looking for something specialist or super-comprehensive, take note that we can cover much more over the phone than we can online. Allow …

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A heart attack in the USA would dent your savings to the tune of around £4,000. We offer reliable travel insurance with cover for up to £10,000,000 medical expenses.

Why EVERYONE (even you) needs medical cover in their travel insurance

You have a clean bill of health. You’re active. Why do you need medical cover in your travel insurance? The answers may surprise you...

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Customer review: cancer travel insurance can be low cost as well as high quality

It’s been in the news a lot. Many travel insurers are charging cancer patients a fortune for a policy. We are not one of them - and can provide cancer travel insurance at a price that’s fair. Just ask the …

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Erb's palsy is a birth injury covered by World First insurance that results in damage to an infant's brachial plexus – a system of nerves in the shoulder and upper arm.

You should know about Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week

You should know about Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week Chances are you don’t know about Erb’s palsy. (If you do, you should probably still read this article.) Here to change that and highlight why all expectant parents should be aware is …

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36% of claims related to medical expenses.

What are the most common travel insurance claims?

Think you don’t need travel insurance? Think again. Our recent survey revealed that travel insurance claims are surprisingly common. From poolside slips and sprained wrists to trip cancellation and cash loss, it’s important to have the right travel cover in …

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Your pet hates about travel insurance - and how World First helps

Your pet hates about travel insurance – and how World First helps

We asked, you told. Here’s a summary of the things that get your goat about buying travel insurance - and a guide to how you can dodge your dislikes with World First. 

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April: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. A diagnosis of the disease occurs every 15 minutes, with around 40,000 new diagnoses made each year. The good news? Early diagnosis makes for …

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Travel insurance for seniors

Travel insurance for seniors: it doesn’t have to be so gloomy!

Travel insurance for seniors: it doesn’t have to be so gloomy! A recent article by This Is Money lamented how expensive it is for senior travellers to buy travel insurance. But the article failed to mention one or two things …

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