Premiums soar as travel policy ageism worsens

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Dec 142014

Older holidaymakers are battling against rising premiums and strict age limits to get suitable travel insurance, while younger travellers are enjoying a sharp fall in prices.

The average premium on an annual worldwide policy for a 70-year-old with health problems has risen by almost 10% since 2011 to £216, while premiums for a 30-year-old with similar health problems have dropped by a third to £63, according to analysis for The Sunday Times by the money-saving website

Overall, 70-year-old holidaymakers typically pay about four times as much for annual worldwide insurance as 30 to 45-year-olds.

As part of our Play Fair on Age campaign, readers have contacted us with stories of the problems they have faced in securing travel cover due to age and health.

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