Ensuring a headache-free family holiday with travel insurance

Resist the lure of low-cost travel insurance - consider the benefits and limits of different policies to find one that is right for your trip

While cut-price travel insurance plans may be tempting, holidaymakers must not make the mistake of getting carried away by promotional offers. Instead, they should take time to understand the terms and conditions of each plan before going on a trip,
While cut-price travel insurance plans may be tempting, holidaymakers must not make the mistake of getting carried away by promotional offers. Instead, they should take time to understand the terms and conditions of each plan before going on a trip, insurers say.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

The June school holidays are just around the corner, so many families will be knee-deep in planning and possibly tempted to skimp on travel insurance to save a few dollars - but that could be a costly mistake.

A cut-price plan might look adequate at first glance, but you could easily find yourself without the necessary support if mishaps occur overseas.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 26, 2019, with the headline 'Ensuring a headache-free family holiday'. Print Edition | Subscribe