Comparing travel insurance policies: the best resources to use
These days it’s easier than ever to get an travel insurance quote online – price comparisons pull quotes from dozens of providers in seconds.
But for many the trouble comes when deciding who to trust. You might find when your quote comes back you don’t recognise the names or brands of several providers on the list and even if you do, it’s hard to understand what you’re actually covered for when you read the fine print.
If you can relate, luckily you’re not alone – thousands of consumers around the UK struggle to know what the best travel insurance policies are and where to find them. And as a result, many trusted resources have put together guides about the best policies out there, not to mention review sites where people who have purchased the policy can actually voice their feedback based on experience.
Guides you can trust
A great place to start if you’re looking for feedback on the best travel insurance policies is on Which? This consumer watchdog is among the most trusted on the web and has published an extensive guide to help you find recommended providers and learn more about the travel insurance providers who are rated best for their customer service.
The Telegraph has weighed into the debate in their travel section, and published a comprehensive guide to finding the best travel insurance policies along with some tips about what to look out for when you’re shopping for a policy yourself.
The Guardian has also published a similar guide, but this one instead focuses on how you can pick the best policy when you’re comparing one against the other. It includes helpful tips about what to look for and why complaints are often rejected – great reading before you begin shopping around.
If you want to hear from people who have purchased the same policies you’re thinking of, there are several review sites you can also make use of.
One of the most comprehensive is Review Centre – this online tool lists the top 5 travel insurers and also lets you browse star ratings and read individual reviews from consumers who have left their feedback.
Defaqto is another industry recognised review programme, awarding insurance providers a star rating based on consumer reviews. From their website you can see which providers have been awarded different star ratings, and even compare brands against one another head to head.
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