Could it be the stars that dictate the way people buy and claim on their annual holiday insurance?
When it comes to identifying how, when and why we buy annual holiday Insurance there are few trends these days. Could the so-called astrological traits given to the signs of the zodiac provide some clues. For instance those that fall under Taurus are supposedly grounded and practical and those of Cancer allegedly seek security and comfort could these traits urge the people who fall under these signs, not to chance going on a trip without adequate annual holiday insurance.
When we buy travel insurance the intention is to not make a claim but when insurance is claimed upon, could looking at the traits of the zodiac bear any relation to the way travellers claim on their policies.
From a recent study of annual holiday insurance claims data, Capricorns appeared to have the most problems abroad in recent times with figures showing that 50% more travellers claimed on their travel insurance than any other sign of the zodiac.
It is said that a trait of Capricorns is that they are often quick to take advantage of a situation could this be the reason why so many have made a claim?
Both Gemini’s and Aquarians had a high frequency of claims for curtailment or cutting short their trips. Does the split personality of Gemini’s or the search for perfection from those that are Aquarians cause the underlying need to claim or is it just a coincidence.
When we buy travel insurance we all look to see the cover the travel insurance will provide in the event that we need emergency medical treatment whilst on a trip. The biggest claimers under this particular section are the signs Aries, Scorpio and Pisces. Arians and Pisceans are alleged to have the traits of being Active, adventurous and having good natural intuition, are these the traits that see these signs push themselves to participate in an activity and get hurt or take for granted that they cannot get hurt or fall ill. In contradiction Scorpio’s are said to be meticulous, deliberate and cautious, you would think that these traits would see them take fewer risks and be prepared for all eventualities. In fact the signs of Libra and Virgo were the less likely to make claims on their travel insurance for medical expenses. Both of these signs are said to be very analytical and like to be in control of their surroundings and environment, could this mean they wouldn’t throw themselves into a situation that could see them get hurt.
The travel insurance industry is unlikely to conclude that the traits supposedly linked to the signs of the zodiac effect the way we claim on our annual holiday insurance, however the next time you think of making a claim just take a moment to think about whether there is something in all that astrological nonsense you have heard so much about but always dismissed!!
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