This has just arrived ...
It might be of interest.
We take out annual travel insurance if we can. As an ex-employee of BA
I used to take out Marcus Hearns FlySure for airline employees. But
then they changed call centres and I found the Q&A process about
possibly health risks to be very intrusive, even to the extent that I
had to divulge the medical conditions and risks of my travel partners
to some jumped up unqualified school kid reading from a script - who
demanded to know information I was not even morally entitled to know
However after a bit of searching we found that STA offered a good
travel insurance. OK - they are mainly for youngsters on gap years,
but having taken early retirement we were on an almost permanent gap
year!! Their annual policy was good value up to the age of 65. And
they had none of the nonsense of Marcus Hearne.
Now after 65 we found that premiums rocketed. SAGA were useless and
Then we heard about the new Marks & Spencer travel insurance deal. We
joined because it seemed a good deal, we'll see what happens if we
have to make a claim. But the staff at the local M&S store were so
helpful, they won over our remaining doubts.
I wonder what other's experiences and recommendations are here?
- posted 9 years ago