Travellers over 65 could get cheaper travel insurance
26 January 2009 09:05
Older travellers, who may find it hard to get travel insurance or who are paying through the roof for a policy, may see a drop in the cost of their travel insurance because of the introduction of the Equalities Bill.
The UK government plans to outlaw discrimination against certain categories of people in 116 pieces of legislation, one of which is in travel insurance.
Although older travellers are able to pick up travel insurance such as travel insurance for over 65s or travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions, they are often being charged a fortune to take the policy out.
But, the government wishes to stamp this out and will make travel insurance cheaper for older holidaymakers.
However, it may mean a hike in costs for more general travel insurance policies as travel insurance providers look to maintain their profits.
Older travellers have also been advised by Saga not to settle for the cheapest travel insurance but to focus on the policy that best suits their needs and conditions.