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Over 50's travel insurance

Over 50s Travel Insurance

We can help you find the right travel insurance for you with our over 50s travel insurance guide

  • Why you need over 50s cover?
  • Key benefits of over 50s travel insurance
  • Useful tips for travellers aged over 50
  • How to get an over 50s travel insurance quote
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Why do you need over 50s travel insurance cover?

Did you know that in 2016 insurers paid out, on average, £1 million a day - the highest rate since 2010. This included helping over 154,000 travellers with emergency medical treatment at a total cost of £100 million. However the Forgeign Office estimated that 1 in 10 over 50s don't take out travel insurance when going aboard.

With the average cost of a medical claim being over £1,290 do you want to risk a huge medical bill, unnecessary complications and the worry whilst you are away trying to enjoy your holiday.

Top 4 countries most likely to claim

Source : Association of British Insurers

Key benefits for travel insurance over 50s

Travel Insurance Quote offers a range of over 50s travel insurance providers so you can compare the provider, their cover, benefits and limits. The below is an indication of the maximum key cover levels across the panel of travel insurance providers - remember limits differ by provider and policy so please check the details of each policy.

  • Medical expenses covered up to £20,000,000
  • Cancellation cover up to £10,000
  • Personal belonging covered up to £5,000

  Limits are per person, per trip and correct as of June 2018

Travel tips for over 50s

  Annual or single trip insurance?
If you only travel once or twice a year, then a single trip policy is likely to work out cheaper than an annual one. However, if you’re (or plan to be) a frequent traveller, then an annual or multi-trip policy gives you the freedom to jet off when you like but could also save you money too.

  Cancellation cover
To get the most out of your policy make sure you purchase your travel insurance policy early or as soon as your trip is booked as the cancellation cover begins as soon as your policy does. The sooner you buy your travel insurance the more confident you can feel about being covered for your trip.

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How are premiums calculated

Your travel insurance quote is unique to you, your trip and your circumstances, taking into account any medical conditions you declare. As a guide your premium is weighted heavily on the following three factors :

  • Your age
  • Likelyhood of any medical conditions requiring treatment during your trip
  • Cost of healthcare in your chosen destination(s)

Your Questions Answered

Will over 50s travel insurance cover pre-existing medical conditions?

Yes, it can. Over 50s travel insurance can cover a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions. When you start a travel insurance quote, you will be asked a few simple medical. screening questions. You will be asked to give some basic details about your condition(s) as well as any medication or treatment you are receiving.

How long can over 50s travel insurance cover?

Over 50s travel insurance can either be purchased on a single trip or multi-trip basis. If you're going on two or more holidays in a year, it might work out cheaper for you to take out an annual multi-trip policy, which will cover you for multiple trips across a whole year.

When should I arrange my travel insurance?

It is always beneficial to arrange insurance as soon as a holiday is booked, so that your money is protected. With a single trip, your cancellation cover starts as soon as you purchase your insurance. With an annual policy, the cancellation element starts on the date you indicate for the insurance to begin.

Can I get annual over 50s travel insurance?

Many of our travel insurance providers offer insurance for people of any age.

Important Note
The guidance offered on this page is simply that, guidance. Every individual and trip is different and you must select and choose your own policy benefits, cover limits and levels to suit your individual circumstances. Travel Insurance Quote or Grant Joiner Group Limited accepts no liability for inaccurate information or content on 3rd party websites.

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