Increased limits - spending money in Greece
General advice from travel organisations is to take more cash when holidaying in Greece in the event of it becoming difficult to access money from ATMs, banks and exchanges. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recommends taking more than one type of payment method abroad so holidaymakers should be taking adequate cash along with other types of payment method – debit, credit and pre-paid cards.
So, we’ve temporarily doubled the limit for cash which is lost or stolen while on holiday up to £600 per adult for your customers, who have a standard travel insurance policy and are heading to Greece on or before 30 September, 2015. It’s an automatic increase to the cover so you or your customers don’t have to do anything.
The limit for theft or loss of cash for under 16’s is £100. This means that a family of four (two adults and two children) are now covered for up to £1,400 personal money – an extra £600. Please let your customers know about these changes.
“We want to make sure that our customers who are travelling to Greece and are planning to take more cash, feel confident it’s covered if it were lost or stolen. We’d encourage customers to consider taking smaller denominations, splitting money between travellers, and keeping it in safety deposit boxes to avoid carrying too much around.” Kate Niven, Travel Underwriting Manager for Aviva
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact your usual personal lines underwriter.
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Federation Conference 2015
PENSIONS OMBUDSMAN’S DETERMINATION ON COMMUTATION + Q & A for Administrators
A recent determination by the Pensions Ombudsman on commutation factors may have implications for police officers who retired from 1 December 2001 to 30 November 2006.
This circular provides the background to a complaint, by a retired firefighter, to the Pensions Ombudsman of maladministration against the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) in respect of commutation factors. It also highlights the main points from the Pension Ombudsman’s determination, which upheld the member’s complaint, and explains the next steps in the process.
We have now also included a Q & A produced for scheme administrators
Support the National Police Memorial Day
As you know, NPMD is a charitable organisation who relies solely on donations in order to provide the day of national remembrance many of you attend to pay our respects to our fallen colleagues and their families.
As highlighted at conference, Andy Fittes and I are running the Bristol 10k in 2 weeks time to raise money for this worthy cause.
Please follow the link below and consider a donation either personally or from your boards. Please also feel free to forward the link to your members and senior officers, to whom I will also be writing asking for support.
Many thanks in advance,
Steve White FCMI
Chairman Police Federation of England and Wales
Keynote Speeches given to Conference
You can now read the full keynote speeches given to the PFEW National Conference by both Steve White, Chair of the PFEW (pictured), and Theresa May, Home Secretary.
Stop Search Newsletter May 2015
This is the latest newsletter from the College of Policing on stop/search powers. Click here to read more....
Motor Source Group Offers
Updated for May 2015
See the latest offers from the Motor Source Group for the following makes:
Get a free will from Slater & Gordon Lawyers, formerly Russell Jones & Walker
If you're a member of the Police Federation and don't yet have a will, click here to get one for nothing. Just register and then insert the voucher code DYF999 in voucher area of the purchase page