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Parents told to check travel insurance covers other family members

26 January 2009 09:04

Parents told to check travel insurance covers other family members

Parents who are planning to send their children off on a holiday without them this summer have been told the check their travel insurance policies to see if their children are covered on it.

An article in the Guardian states that not all travel insurance policies cover other family members, so parents should make sure their children are covered before packing them off to have some summer fun.

A Norwich Union spokeswoman told the newspaper: "If your child is under 16, they need to be named on the travel insurance policy of the adult going with them.

"So if they're going with their grandparents, they need to call their insurer and add the child's name to the policy."

The spokesperson added that the cost of the policy would depend on individual circumstances, but typically it would cost around £10 per child for two weeks' cover.

And parents sending their children on UK breaks should still check their travel insurance because Sainsbury's Finance has stated that accidents, injuries and lost baggage are all just as capable of happening on holiday within the UK.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18666707-ADNFCR