travel insurance

Protect yourself - and your wallet - from insurance errors

Honesty is the best policy with insurance – you mustn’t lie to get a lower premium as that will invalidate your claim, but that doesn’t mean you can’t drive down the price.

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More than half of Brits overestimate what EHIC will cover

Holidaymakers vastly overestimate what their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will cover, according to research by GoCompare.

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Stat of the month: £5,620 - the average uninsured medical bill

Failing to taking out travel insurance can be an expensive mistake if you get sick or are injured abroad and are forced to foot the bill for medical treatment.

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Your last-minute holiday hacks

Whether you’re jet-setting all year round or about to embark on a summer family break, we’ve rounded up the money-saving tips you need to know to keep costs down

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New travel insurance service to signpost specialist providers

A new service that redirects people with specialist travel insurance needs, such as cover for cancer and pre-existing medical conditions, to appropriate providers is to be set up.

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Independent travellers must check their insurance policies, warns Defaqto

Two-thirds of travel insurance policies (65%) do not offer cover for independent holidaymakers in the event of accommodation or excursion providers going bust, according to financial information provider Defaqto.

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Check your packaged insurance T’s & C’s before travelling

In the mad rush to get ready for a holiday, there’s always something you forget. Worryingly, that something is often travel insurance.

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Have a less ordinary retirement: Volunteer overseas

If you’re fit and healthy, why not use your skills to help others? We talk to retirees who love a challenge.

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Passport renewal costs set to rise: Renew yours now

Travellers might want to consider an early passport renewal to avoid paying higher charges that are due to come into force from 27 March.

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Check travel insurance small print, warns Financial Ombudsman

Holidaymakers have been urged to check the small print of their travel insurance policies by the Financial Ombudsman Service as it publishes its latest complaints data.

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