Compare Travel Insurance
>> Compare Travel Insurance And Save Big Dollars
It is so easy to hop online and browse through and compare travel insurance companies, what they offer and how much it's all going to cost you. The trick is getting cover that's both cheap and does the job, and that can seem like a bit of a jumble at times.
Firstly, don't get stuck with 'this is our policy and this is what you get'. You should be offered a variety of levels that will best suit you. For instance, at iTrek we have four levels of cover ranging from the basic 'medical only' Bronze cover. While with many companies, the Medical Only cover will be just that i.e. overseas medical and hospital cover, repatriation and evacuation and hopefully personal liability, we also include cash while you're in an overseas hospital and cash for additional emergency expenses. Those extras make a major difference.
Our other levels include mid range variations of Silver and Gold levels and the top range Platinum level with stress busting benefits such as unlimited cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits - highly advised for travel in certain areas of the world and with young families.
We even throw in for FREE your choice of the Lonely Planet Shoe String Guide with all 12 to 18 month policies - that's another $50 saved.
Then there are other areas to think about when you're making a travel insurance comparison - choices you can make that impact heavily on the final prices you pay - such as defining your areas of travel and choosing between single trip or annual multi trip travel.
Incredibly there are still mega numbers of travellers who simply accept their travel agents quote without making any comparisons and purchase their travel insurance the same time they purchase their tickets. Not a good move, especially with some agents adding up to 66% on to the price. Ok, they need to get a commission for putting through the transaction, but you don't have to be the one paying it!
After all, what could you do with an extra couple of hundred dollars in your pocket? Just add another few dollars and you can get a BritRail pass that takes you round the UK including Scotland and Wales - so it sure makes sense to do a shop around and compare travel insurance quotes direct from the insurance company right here in Australia.
It really does save big time to compare travel insurance.
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