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Older travellers shouldn't focus on cheapest travel insurance

26 January 2009 09:13

Older travellers shouldn't focus on cheapest travel insurance

Older holidaymakers have been advised not to just focus on the company that offers them the cheapest deal for their travel insurance.

Paul Green, head of Saga Group Communications, believes it's far more important for an older traveller to look for a travel insurance policy that covers a person's pre-existing conditions rather than a accepting a policy because it is cheap.

And older travellers could take advantage of specialist travel insurance such as travel insurance for over 65s.

Mr Green added that "travel insurance for older people is not hard to find if you look in the right place" and because insurers have a better understanding of older people many are "more sophisticated on how they rate older ages".

According to research released by Age Concern last year, 92 per cent of travel insurance policies impose upper age limits, refusing to provide cover for older people, but Mr Green added that as the average age of society gets older he would expect insurers to up their age limits.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18655887-ADNFCR