MPI Brokers, founded in 2002, is a specialist provider of insurance for the travel sector, from resort staff and tour operators to individual travellers. The company offers cover with special emphasis on the skiing market. It won the 2012-2013 World Snow Award for Best Specialist Insurance Provider.
Through its sister company, Mind The Gap Year, it provides extended cover for young backpackers and gap year travellers touring or working abroad.
In 2013, MPI Brokers announced two siginificant innovations in travel insurance: a higher threshold – increased from 65 to 70 – before age-loading is applied, and a new policy, MPI Don’t Stop Me NowTM, that allows people with ‘pre-existing medical conditions’ to travel and enjoy a range of activities, including skiing, with the same cover and opportunities as others.
MPI Brokers continues a long tradition of innovation in travel and wintersports insurance, begun more than 60 years ago when Managing Director Michael Pettifer’s father, John Pettifer – then working for the broker Douglas Cox Tyrie, wrote the first travel insurance policies especially for skiers.
Michael Pettifer also worked at Douglas Cox Tyrie, which for many years was the leading provider of insurance to the UK skiing community. Today, Douglas Cox Tyrie has re-emerged, as a trading name of MPI Brokers – where it will remain synonymous with quality and innovation in ski insurance.