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A family travel insurance policy typically covers one or two adults who live at the same address, plus at least one child (up to a maximum of eight children) aged 18 or under who permanently lives with you.
Regardless of how your family is made up, always read the policy details carefully. Some policies may not cover family members who are travelling separately or children accompanied by a non-family member. And check what the policy says about children who don’t permanently live with you, such as stepchildren.
Family travel insurance could be a great-value option for you. It’s also simple – one policy that will cover the whole family is easier than buying individual policies for each family member. If you buy family travel insurance you may also get:
Family travel insurance will provide you and your children with cover for:
If you don’t have insurance and you or a member of your family falls ill or has an accident, you’ll be expected to pay for the cost of treatment yourself – and healthcare costs abroad can spiral out of control. For example, according to the Association of British Insurers, when a 12-year-old girl caught pneumonia on a school trip it cost £32,000 to pay for a four-day hospital stay to treat her.
Today, the average medical claim is £1,300, while the average cost of annual cost travel insurance policy is £37.
You can choose annual family travel insurance to cover you and your children if you're going on more than one holiday, or pick a single trip policy to cover one break. You can also choose a policy based on where you’re going:
When it comes to travel insurance for your family you need to consider the following three things:
All good family travel insurance policies will share certain ‘must-have’ features, including:
You'll need to answer a few questions about your family's health, including details about pre-existing medical conditions, before you get a quote for family travel insurance.
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