Tips on picking the right travel insurance plan

The right plan will give you much-needed support if things go wrong during your trip.

You spend a lot of time (and money!) planning your travels. So it's a good idea to spend just a little more and buy some travel insurance, just in case your carefully planned trip doesn't go totally smooth.


When you've worked hard for your overseas trip, you want to make sure you can really leave all your cares behind for those few days or weeks you'll spend in another country.

Here are some useful tips that will help you choose the right travel insurance plan for your needs. 

Buy your travel insurance early

Most travellers buy travel insurance within three days of departure, or even on the day itself. However, ideally, you should get yourself covered for your travel period as soon as you book your plane tickets and hotel room. Your policy will come in handy if you need to cancel your travel plans and incur cancellation charges.

Flight and accommodation are likely the highest expenditure you'll incur on  your trip, so it makes sense to ensure those costs are covered. Based on Singlife's travel insurance claims data, trip cancellation has the highest average claims amount. 

Travel often? Get an annual plan

If you are planning for multiple trips in a year, it may be more cost effective to buy an annual plan. 

Check how the insurer defines "child"

That family travel insurance policy you are eyeing includes cover for your children as well, but remember that the definition of children may differ across insurers. There may be exclusions for children not studying full-time, or those above a certain age. 

Check the coverage for high-risk activities

This is important if you are planning to enjoy some adventure activities. Not all travel policies cover activities like mountaineering or skiing. 

Ensure there's a helpline you can call in an emergency

In a foreign country where you may not know what to do in an emergency or how to get to the nearest police station or hospital, having access to a hotline is a lifeline! Singlife's helpline can assist you on anything, from sorting out travel emergencies at home or abroad to obtaining information about the countries you’re visiting. 


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