Best Travel Insurance Guide for Over 50 & 65s
The last thing you want to think about when you’re planning your holiday is the fact that things can sometimes go wrong, but planning ahead is the best way to protect yourself.
By taking out the appropriate travel insurance, you can safeguard your trip and avoid finding yourself out of pocket on your holiday. Silversurfers members get 10% discount on Travel Insurance using our Insurance partners, Allianz Global Assistance, the world’s largest provider of assistance services.
There are a lot of different holiday insurance policies to choose from and some might be better suited to your needs than others. Save money and avoid unpleasant surprises by taking the time to find the right insurance cover for your trip.
Searching for your holiday insurance provider
Adding the expense of holiday insurance to your break may not be the most attractive idea, but by searching around you could find the cover you need without using up too much of your spending money. Money Saving Expert has a very useful and easy to follow list of dos and don’ts to help you get your search off on the right track. The Telegraph also has an informative guide to the right travel insurance, which explains why some cheaper policies might not be offering the value for money they seem to.
When you’re choosing your insurer, you’re likely to be looking at the overall cost but don’t let that distract you from the small print. Some cheap policies have very strict terms and conditions that, effectively, mean your insurance isn’t likely to offer you the help you’re hoping for when you need it most. For a clear and easy to understand example of what you want your policy to cover, have a look at MoneySupermarket’s travel insurance guide.
Specialist insurance offers for comprehensive cover
Winter Sports Travel Insurance is now available from Silversurfers; we have partnered with Allianz Global Assistance to give you really competitive prices and peace of mind. Just what you need for all your travel needs and holidays. Plus all Silversurfers members get 10% discount on Winter Sports Travel Insurance.
You’ll find that the cost of your holiday insurance tends to increase depending on your age and state of health. There are many companies that offer age-specific policies, particularly those open to travellers who are 65 or older. Read over an excellent list of suggestions and tips about finding holiday insurance if you’re retired complied by the team at Which?.
The situation may be slightly different if you have an existing health condition and you might find that you’re better off looking at policies specifically designed to make sure potential medical problems are covered. If you have a pre-existing condition that drives the cost of insurance up, you might want to have a look at the policies on offer from our partners Free Spirit
Don’t leave your holiday insurance until the last minute, save yourself time and worry by finding your perfect policy in plenty of time.
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