Anybody had to buy travel insurance lately, specifically those above retirement age?
In the past, I usually purchased a yearly policy as it was cheaper but because of the upheaval with moving last year, I only purchased a single trip policy. It was a good price but on enquiring this year, it had rocketed by 100%!
So I phoned them, thinking it must be a mistake but no, that was the price and they wouldn’t budge, there were no changes.
I left no stone unturned as I was sure a better deal was out there. Most were worse and after trying everyone inc all those who are supposed to “look after” the older customer, the best I came up with was just over 50% more than last year, quel surprise ……..
As we will be going away in the spring, I tried the common sense approach of going for a yearly multi trip deal Now we all know that these are much better value as long as you do a couple of trips a year or more as we have done in the past.
Again, only one was anywhere near last year’s quotes – roughly 30% up. All the others had doubled to the £300 region.
Putting to one side the fact one expects to pay more with increasing frailty and medical conditions that advancing years bring, no way can I see justification for such enormous hikes in prices. Add to that evidence that many companies now exclude Spain, Cyprus, Malta Gib, Turkey and one even Greece from European cover.
Plus the fact nearly all package holidays include travel insurance up to 74-75, no questions asked and you have to start thinking there is a big scam going on here or something we are not being told.
Interested if anyone can throw any light on the subject.