With more travellers choosing to spend their golden years abroad, Squaremouth shares 4 travel insurance buying tips for seniors.
Determine Your Coverage Needs
When shopping for a policy, travellers should first decide how much coverage they need for their trip. Medicare does not provide coverage outside the U.S., so for many seniors, the most important travel insurance benefits are Emergency Medical, which can pay travellers back for their medical costs while abroad, and Medical Evacuation and Repatriation, which can transport travellers to the hospital in an emergency or transport remains home.
Travellers can also get their trip costs back if they need to cancel or end a trip early due to sickness, injury, or if a family member passes away unexpectedly.
Pick The Least Expensive Policy
Unlike many other types of insurance, when it comes to travel insurance, a higher price tag doesn’t necessarily mean better service or better benefits. Policy premiums are based on the traveller’s age, trip length, and trip cost, and insurance providers price their products to be appealing to the demographic the particular product is aiming for.
For example, some policies are designed to appeal to seniors and may be less expensive for that age group, while other policies may be marketed toward students and will be lower in the price for younger travellers. The best way for travellers to find the least expensive policy that fits their needs is by shopping around and using a third-party comparison site, such as Squaremouth.com, to compare premiums and coverages.
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