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Over-60s given travel insurance advice

Over-60s given travel insurance advice
16 Apr 2013

The over-60s have been advised that they don't necessarily need specialist travel insurance.

'People assume that once they get to age 60 or 65, the price they have to pay for their travel insurance will skyrocket,' explains holiday cover expert Beth Macer.

'But most insurance companies don't actually start adding an age rating until over 70.'

And if you're in good health, this premium is likely to be smaller than expected, Macer adds. The only caveat is that excess increases for the over-70s.

'This is unfortunately the case with most insurance companies, so always make sure you read the small print before purchasing so you are aware of any costs you may have to pay,' she advises.

It is very important to take out travel cover in case of cancellation and medical emergency. Hospital costs abroad can mount up quickly, so make sure you're insured before you fly.  ADNFCR-408-ID-801572211-ADNFCR

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