Winter sports cover? Snow Problem!

Endsleigh partners with Pattern to protect students on the slopes this winter 

Students can now take out personalised Winter Sports protection thanks to a collaboration between education sector specialist Endsleigh Insurance and its partner Pattern. 

This innovative approach to Winter Sports insurance is the latest development in the partnership between Endsleigh and Pattern. It uses global insurtech, MGA Pattern’s insurance platform, to offer students tailored winter sports’ cover.

Whether snowboarding, skiing, or simply enjoying the apres-ski, this unique cover will protect students against damage to their equipment and provide a refund for unused ski passes in the event of illness and injury.

Alison Meckiffe, chief executive of Endsleigh, said: “If you’re a student who has paid a lot of money for a ski holiday this winter.  The last thing you want is anything ruining that trip and throwing that money away, whether it’s a last-minute cancellation due to an injury or damage to your equipment when you arrive. We’re constantly looking for ways to innovate and offer our customers bespoke protections tailored to their specific needs, and our partnership with Pattern helps us easily achieve this.”

The ability to shape insurance to meet students’ individual requirements can now extend beyond ski-ing in the Winter. With Pattern’s platform, Endsleigh can easily design and roll out any number of protections. They have the flexibility  to address students’ different needs for holidays and breaks throughout the year.  

With recent OnePoll stats claiming that 57% of adults would rather book activity-filled breaks than beach holidays, the launch of Endsleigh’s new Winter Sports Protection is extremely timely.

Meitav Harpaz, CEO and Co-Founder of Pattern Insurance, says: “The new Winter Sports protection we’ve developed with Endsleigh is a great example of how we work with partners who have a unique audience to develop tailored products. This is the second product we are rolling out with Endsleigh.  We anticipate this new product from Endsleigh will be very popular with students looking for a winter getaway this year.”

Read the benefits of taking out specialist winter sports insurance on the Endsleigh blog: Understanding Winter Sports Insurance .

This tie-up allows Endsleigh to provide a unique offering in terms of both price and products, as part of its commitment to meet the insurance needs of students. If you are looking to add value by embedding Winter Sport Insurance get in touch and we can share our examples.

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Endsleigh is a market-leading insurer specialising in the education sector with more than 55 years’ experience catering to the education community, providing solutions for students, universities, and youth markets. Our deep specialism in the sector and long heritage gives us unparalleled insights into student needs and how we can meet them. We are the only insurance provider to be recommended by NUS, and we are endorsed by English UK and UKCISA. For more information, please visit

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