Travel Insurance Policy
You have the option of choosing if you want single – or multi-trip insurance, or a backpacker/gap-year policy. Tick an appropriate box when deciding if you need cover for winter sports, a cruise or a business trip.
After that it’s just a case of entering the start date required and choosing which part of the world you need to be insurance for.
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Search results can be customized to include sufficient baggage cover if you’re planning on taking away expensive gadgets.
If you see a policy you like the you are potentially interested in, you can click through for extra information, with the option to buy a policy online and/or over the phone.
Explanations of important areas such as cancellation, delays, abandonment, baggage, legal expenses and delayed or missed departure and much more can be found by contacting your travel insurance agent.
Be vigilant for information of why you need insurance, the requisite amount of cover needed, if adventure activities are included, and why you should carry a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
Your travel insurance agent can help you to understand optional add-ons to policies and specialist cover, policies for over-65s are included, for people with pre-existing medical conditions, scheduled airline failure insurance (Safi) and sports cover
There are also other important things to research on. Winter travel insurance policy, cover for skiing and other sports, money-saving suggestions, why paying by credit card may benefit you, plus tips to help find the right policy at the right price, and advice from the Foreign Office.
If you’re planning on travelling for more than 30 days find out why you could need long-stay travel insurance and how this may also affect your home insurance, and discover how travel insurance can be beneficial when holidaying in the UK or in a caravan.
Learn why it’s not advisable to double up on insurance, how to avoid claim rejections, and what compensation you can expect if your travel is impacted by cancelled or delayed flights.