Heading online to go and compare travel insurance is no longer a chore with scores of different sites offering you the ability to do exactly that. To end up with the best possible insurance policy for you, there’s a small amount of leg work required but after that it’s as easy as choosing the price and characteristics that fit your brief.
Often the first question to ask yourself when looking to go and compare travel insurance is what cover you actually need. At its most basic level you should decide whether to book a single trip or annual multi-trip cover. From there on in it gets a lot more interesting. For example, anyone off for a trip to the Alps needs winter spots cover or if you’re spending a year travelling the world you need backpacker insurance. You can even get coverage if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Just be clear what you want from the outset and then it’s simple to start comparing.
There are a number of ways to go and compare travel insurance policies and each site will give you the ability to look over a range of policies at a glance. These can be sorted using a number of criteria and some common ones include the maximum excess, amount of medical cover, compensation available for cancellations and the maximum coverage for lost baggage.
Star ratings are also another useful way to work out the most reliable insurers. Certain sites, like Money Supermarket, use Defaqto star ratings so that you can go and compare travel insurance even more easily. These star ratings apply to the policy and are out of five, giving you the best idea of what you are getting for your money.
Being able to go and compare travel insurance means that you can keep the price of the policy as low as possible. What you should never do is secure a policy without checking what customer service is in place. It’s all well and good getting a policy that looks the business and costs next to nothing but if there is no 24/7 emergency number in place then you could be left in an uncomfortable situation should an accident happen.
ERV Express Travel Insurance is a range of single trip and annual multitrip products designed by the team at ERV UK, which are only offered through our comparison partners: MoneySupermarket, Compare the Market, Confused.com, GoCompare, The Idol and Google Compare*.
If you have a policy through one of these partners, your policy number will look like the following code with additional numbers:
MoneySupermarket – ERVMSM
Compare The Market – ERVCTM
Confused.com – ERVCNFD
Go Compare – ERVGCOM
The Idol – ERVIDL
* please note that Google Compare will close on 23/03/2016 and more information can be found here
Products available on these partner sites include Express Lite, Express Essential, Express Premier and our Traveller backpacking product. Express products are available as single trip or annual multitrip products.
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ERV Express is a product name of ETI International Travel Protection the UK Branch of Europäische Reiseversicherung A.G Munich.
ERV UK and ERV.co.uk is a brand name of ETI International Travel Protection the UK Branch of Europäische Reiseversicherung (ERV) A.G Munich, an ERGO Group Company, incorporated and regulated under the laws of Germany, Companies House Registration FC 25660 and Branch Registration BR 007939. ERV is authorised by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BAFIN – www.bafin.de) and the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.