Insurance for your summer holiday

What with being back at work and the miserable weather, it's little wonder that so many people start planning for their summer holiday at the beginning of the year. Once you've picked a destination, booked your flights and accommodation, you may feel like the only thing left to do is count down the days until you leave, but there are some other things you need to consider before heading off to sunnier shores. Insurance isn't the most exciting aspect of planning for a holiday, but it's a very necessary part, and something you should start thinking about as early as possible. Here are a few top tips on planning insurance for your holiday.

Take out travel insurance

The obvious point is that you need to take out travel insurance before going on holiday, and to save you any stress later on, it's worth getting it sorted as early as possible. There are all kinds of travel insurance policies available, from individual to family policies and year-long travel insurance. It's worth weighing up what is most cost-effective and which travel insurance policy is best suited to your situation.

Check your home insurance policy

It's something that people often forget to think about, but many home insurance policies don't cover periods of prolonged absence, such as if you're going for a very long holiday. Check your policy or contact your insurance provider as soon as possible to find out for what length of absence your home will be covered.

Unfortunately, professional burglars prey on houses when they know the owner is absent, so you may want to consider boosting the security around your home to give you peace of mind while you're away. You could also speak to a neighbour and ask them to keep an eye on your property while you're away.

Having home insurance is also a great way to protect yourself financially and ensure that if you are burgled or your property is damaged while you're away – in line with the terms of your individual policy – you'll be covered. You can read more about your home insurance options here on InsureMe-on-Line.

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