The next thing to think about is where you’re going:
This will also be asked when you’re comparing over 70s travel insurance online to make sure you get the right cover. Though this bit may seem straightforward, make sure to double-check before you book; some insurance providers will classify countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt or Turkey as ‘Europe’ and cover them under their European policies, whereas some don’t. Also, some policies cover North Africa, while others don't cover Spain.
What you don't want is end up buying a worldwide policy unnecessarily or not have the right travel cover in place.
You may also wish to get additional unexpected-event cover, which could protect you from strikes, civil unrest and volcanic ash clouds among other things.
Travelling to the EU? If so, remember to claim your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which ensures you get the same healthcare treatment as a local, as part of a reciprocal agreement. Although you’ll still need travel insurance as well.