When ever you go on vacation, it is always plan on buying a family travel insurance policy.
This is especially true if you have children.
Getting stranded in an airport for 24 hours is bad enough if you are an adult travelling alone.
But, it is ten times worse if you have kids. In that situation, you really need a travel insurance policy that will foot the bill for accommodation and replacement flights.
Below are some tips to help you to buy good-quality travel insurance.
The type of policy that ensures that, in an emergency, all members of the family will be properly taken care of.
Buying the right type of medical coverage
It is especially important to buy the right type of medical evacuation insurance.
Being repatriated to your home country on an air ambulance is very expensive.
So, you need to make sure that the full price will be covered.
You need to buy a policy that enables you to travel home together, as a family, should you want to do so.
This ensures that one parent is not left having to take the kids home on a different flight.
Leaving your partner, who may be gravely ill, to travel home with a nurse or doctor is not what most people want to do.
They would rather be close by, so they can provide emotional support during the journey.
The right policy for single parents
Of course, not everyone has a partner.
There are plenty of single parents that regularly travel with their children.
They also need to buy travel insurance.
In fact, it is probably even more important that they do so.
If they were to get hurt or fall ill the right policy will make sure that their child is looked after by a properly qualified person until another family member arrives.
Adequate lost luggage coverage
The fact that you are travelling as a family means that you should also check out certain policy limits more carefully.
For example, the lost-luggage allowance, it may be adequate for one person, but, may not provide enough coverage for a family of five.
You will be surprised by how often travel firms do not flex their maximum payment limits up enough for family policies.
So, always double-check this type of thing.
The flight cancellation terms
If you are travelling with a baby, there is a chance that you will not have had to buy an airline ticket for them.
This is great news because it saves you money.
But, if your flight is cancelled you may struggle more than other passengers to get replacement tickets.
Plus, if you end up having to travel with an airline that does charge for babies, your insurance provider may not foot the bill for that.
Read the fine print
It is little things like this that can catch you out.
So, before buying a policy, sit down and ask yourself what could go wrong.
Then, for each scenario, ask yourself if the policy you are considering buying provides enough coverage for that situation.
This short article will help you to do that effectively.
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