Many travellers are of the opinion that Holiday Insurance policies are more or less the same from one company to another. While in a small number of cases this may be true, this is not the case across the board. There is a lot of variety in the cover & benefits provided by Irish insurers today.
While most people find the task of sourcing insurance a particularly mundane one, it is very important that you compare your Holiday Insurance policy with other competitors on the market. For example, many travellers simply pick up a basic flight insurance policy when purchasing their plane tickets but they don’t realise that if they have a medical emergency abroad, it’s most likely that their plane tickets will be the least of their worries.
Comparing Holiday Insurance benefits and limits is so important. Did you know that if you were to end up in a hospital in Europe for one week your bills may reach up to €2500? If you were to end up in a similar situation in the US, the bill is likely to run in to tens of thousands.
In recent years, many insurers have introduced additional covers to protect you against situations such as volcanic ash clouds and natural disasters. In 2010, many people were adversely affected by the Icelandic Ash Cloud that brought the European air space to a standstill. If this is a particular concern of yours, it is useful to compare the benefits on each insurer’s policy to make sure you get the Holiday Insurance policy that is right for you.Get A Quote