What does it mean to be UK resident for insurance purposes?
February 9, 2010 12:09 PM Subscribe
What does it mean to be a UK resident for insurance purposes? I'd like to buy multi-trip travel insurance. However, I'm currently working on a contract in another country (France) until the end of May.
posted by handee to travel & transportation (6 answers total)
On the one hand, I have a UK passport, am still registered with a doctor in the UK, I have an EHIC card (as my contract is just one year, so I am kind-of UK for health purposes), and own a house in the UK. But on the other hand, I also rent a flat in France, have the obligatory french health insurance, social security number, and pay taxes here.
The insurance websites say things like this...
"You must be a UK resident. This means that your main home must be in the United Kingdom and you must be registered with a medical practitioner in the United Kingdom.
We are unable to insure:
a) Foreign Au Pairs working in the UK.
b) Foreign Nationals - unless you have been in the UK at least 6 months, have a permanent National Insurance number and are registered with a medical practitioner in the UK."
So do I qualify as a brit in this case, or will I have to polish up my Francais and try to get something locally?