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Looking for a European Health Insurance Card? Apply online today

If you or anyone in your family is planning a trip to Europe at any point in the near future, then it's very important that you ensure you are covered for every eventuality. Travel insurance is a must for many people, as it provides plenty of coverage for most eventualities including things you wouldn't think of like costs associated with rescue from remote areas, stolen property and costs arising cancelled or delayed flights, as well as the usual things like medical expenses.

However, did you know that there is a free supplementary cover available to every citizen of the European Union that will help reduce medical costs even further? It's called the European Health Insurance Card, and having one means that you are granted access to the state run healthcare systems in every member state of the European Union, plus Switzerland, all for a lower cost than normal - and it can even be free of charge in some countries!

Each person needs to carry their own European Health Insurance Card, but the application procedure is extremely straightforward and shouldn't stand in the way of you getting yours as soon as possible. You can even apply on behalf of your partner plus any children you have under the age of 18 who are still in full time education.

In order to apply, you'll need to supply the NHS or National Insurance number for each party, as well as their full name and date of birth, but the process is very easy, and once you apply you should have your NHIC within a few weeks!

Even if you have no immediate plans to travel to the continent, there is absolutely no reason for you not to have a European Health Insurance Card, so apply online today at www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do and ensure that you have peace of mind when it does come time to do some travelling.

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