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December 3, 2019

Buying good quality travel insurance for your family

Regardless of where you are planning to travel to, it is very important to buy a good quality insurance policy. This is especially the case when you are travelling with children. Should the unexpected happen, for example, you have an accident that leads to a long stay in the hospital, you know you will be covered. 

But, you really do need to be careful when buying your policy. Below, are some tips to help you to make the right choice.

Buy proper medical coverage

Top of the list is coverage for medical emergencies. The United Healthcare Travel Insurance policy is one that is well worth looking into buying. This firm has been providing policies to travellers for several decades and they have a good reputation. 

Find out what is included before buying

Regardless of what firm you use, before buying, stop and check exactly what is included in the policy you are thinking of buying. You need to look at things like how much of the bill you would have to pay if you were to have to make a claim. What the limits of the coverage are. For example, medical transport back to your home country. If the maximum they will payout is only about $10,000 that is not likely to be enough coverage.

If you are planning to do any special activities, make sure that you will have coverage for those. A lot of people do not realise that if they have an accident while doing something that their insurance company considers to be risky they may not be covered, at all. So, it is really important to check what activities are not covered.

Extras that can be worth having

If something is missing from the policy, it is always worth asking if you can cover it separately, or up the level of coverage. A lot of firms are far more flexible than you think they are going to be. Just be sure to get the details of any changes that are made to the standard policy in writing.

Be honest when filling out the application

It is very important that you provide accurate information when you apply for travel insurance. If you or another member of your group has a pre-existing medical condition you need to say so. Even though, in all likelihood, you will be charged extra for your coverage. This is far better than that person falling ill and discovering that none of their medical bills are covered. Not being honest when filling out the application can make the whole policy null and void.

Understand the limits of your policy and behave accordingly

You also need to make sure that you adhere to the rules outlined in the terms and conditions of your policy. Going to a private hospital for treatment instead of turning to a state-run medical facility first is a mistake many travellers make while travelling in Europe. As is drinking too much, which can leave you without coverage. You can read about how that can happen by clicking this link.

You should never rush buying travel insurance for your family. The task is too important, so you need to take the time to do your research properly and choose carefully.

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