Spending a few moments carefully running through the finer points of your preferred travel insurance company’s policy documentation, coverage areas and more can save a lot of potential stress should you need to use your policy.
So where do you start and what are a few good areas to pay special attention to while you are hovering over the “buy travel insurance” button?
This will often depend on the type of holiday that you are going on, for example if you are going on an adventure holiday that involves a variety of holiday activities then checking that these are covered in your policy is definitely a good starting point.
On a more general note the following are some sign posts to look out for in your proposed policy.
Maybe the moist important area to review is the presence and level of medical and healthcare cover that is in the policy. Look for a means to speak to someone anytime 24/7 as there is no timeliness to when you may need to hear a friendly voice and some sound advice especially at times of emergency.
Check your own liability (often referred to as personal liability cover) as although I cannot think of a time when I would set out to deliberately damage someone’s property or incur physical injury to another person when on holiday you need to know that you are protected should anyone seek liability from this happening.
You should also think about other areas that you would almost certainly want to have peace of mind for including areas like; personal accident protection or cover for any injury (or worst case scenario death) that happens to you whilst away and a common one to be aware of is cover for your possessions.
Remember a lot of what you are paying for is peace of mind so check through your policy documents before you go and focus all your energies on holiday enjoyment and not question marks over what you can and cannot participate in while you’re away in case you are not covered by your travel insurance.