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Family Travel Insurance

Holidaying with the family and you need some travel insurance? Planning a vacation for the family over the school holidays can be very stressful and time-consuming. Let us relieve some of that stress and keep you on schedule by organising your family travel insurance coverage for you and your family today.
Family travel insurance
Here is an example of some of the coverage provided by nib travel insurance policies which could ideally suit your family while travelling on holiday:
  • Dependent children will receive travel insurance at no additional cost depending on the policy provided 
    • Please check the PDS for the terms and conditions on depndants
  • Medical evacuation on all international policies
  • Unlimited Medical and Dental on all international policies
  • 24/7 Sydney based emergency assistance

A relative is any relative of yours, or of a member of the travelling party, who is a resident in Australia or New Zealand. It means a spouse, de facto partner, parent, parent-in-law, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, grandparent, stepparent, stepchildren, fiancé or guardian. 

A dependent is any child up until the age of 20 to 24 years. 

Family travel insurance

Choose the right season

Choosing the right season to travel can make a big difference on your trip. If we go to Europe in peak-season, we’re likely to have to contend with large crowds and inflated prices. If we travel to place in the shoulder seasons, the locals are likely to be a bit more relaxed, you can see the country without having to compete in queues, and everything will be a lot cheaper. The shoulder seasons to travel in Europe are either side of summer, so autumn and spring. The same goes for most countries, like Mexico, the best time to travel there in August, September and October – you’ll beat the crowds and get some modest prices for your delicious tacos.


Family Travel Insurance

Additional benefits are available that may be suitable for your holiday; these benefits include snow cover, cruise cover, multi-trip cover, medical condition cover, increase of specified item limit, an increase in rental vehicle insurance excess and excess buyout. Many of which, like cruise cover, are already included in some of the majority of nib travel insurance policies. 

Travelling with your family can be one of the most enjoyable experiences in life. You get to take in the sites of the world and share that with the people who are closest to you. It’s a time of bonding and discovery and is something every family should embark on at least once. When travelling with our families we need to be insured, particularly if one member was to become sick or injured on the trip – it could put undue financial pressure on the parents. Uninsured hospital bills overseas can range in the tens of thousands, even for a few days. Below is a list of tips for travelling while you’re with your family:

Family travel insurance 

Picking your family holiday destination

It might help in the planning process to all sit-down together and brainstorm on where you’d all like to go. Perhaps the parents could pick a few different places and then let the children decide from there, that way they’ll feel like they’ve had a choice in the process.

Take it slow

The less you plan on your itinerary, the better. Children tend to get tired more quickly, and with tiredness comes restlessness. You mightn’t want to take your kids to five galleries in a day, rather, if you just do one thing really thoroughly and well you can make a perfect day of it. By taking your time you’re likely to enjoy your trip a whole lot more. The slower you go, the less likely there is for anything to go wrong. 

Have a set family itinerary 

When you have everything set out and pre-planned before you head off on your big trip, you leave a lot less to chance – and there’s a lot less that can go wrong. When we know what we’re doing, it takes a lot of the pressure off of having to sort out what we’re going to do for the day, let alone the entire week! If we’re following an itinerary we can almost put our feet up a bit, and not have to think so much. Also, when we have a proper itinerary, we get an idea of how much money we will need to spend, and it makes it a lot easier to budget.


Pack appropriately

You should try to pack the bare minimum, you’re already with the people who matter most – so why try and impress anyone? Try to minimize things like jewellery and other valuables, just take the things that are most comfortable and maybe some formal dress wear if you get a night away with your spouse. Your kids should be easy to pack for, but remember, pack things that are comfortable. You’re likely to be walking around a lot and spending a lot of time in transit – so comfort is key. Also, if you minimise on expensive items, you’re less likely to need to claim – but if you’re covered by a travel insurance policy, you’ll be covered anyway. 

Family travel insuranceChoose the right family accommodation

Picking the right accommodation is pretty important if you’re going to be travelling with your family. If you’re looking to splurge a bit, there are some fantastic resorts located all around the world, like the Marriott or the Hyett. These resorts have great services for kids to use, like kids’ clubs where the kids can go out for the day with a group of other children and a minder – perfect if the parents want some time to themselves. Likewise, you can also rent an apartment which will make for a very comfortable experience, you’ll feel as if you’re right at home but in a different country or city! Also, apartments are usually cheaper, and it gives you the option of cooking your own food, which can be a big bonus overseas. 

If you pre-book your accommodation in advance end up cancelling due to an event in section A of the pds, your cancellation cover for pre-paid purchase that you can't be reimbursed for. 

Take a road trip with the Family

Road trips can be an excellent way to travel once the kids in the family reach a certain age. Rather than spending money on exorbitant plane tickets, you can hire a car and travel from point A to point B while seeing everything in between. Road tripping through somewhere like Europe is definitely the best way to see everything. If you take out a Travel Insurance Saver policy, we offer various comprehensive covers for rental cars as well. Many of nib travel insruance policies provide insurance for car excess, so if you’re road tripping with the family, never fear! Your rental car will be insured - Not all policies include Rental Vehicle Insurance Excess, please compare different travel plans to see what is best for your travel needs. 
Remember, with nib travel insurance policies, you and your family will be covered in the event that you need to cancel or postpone your trip. This cancellation could be for any of the reasons listed in the Product Disclosure Statement, such as illness or having to sit a supplementary exam. It’s never advised you to travel without insurance, especially with your family. 


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Website is currently under maintenance. We will be back on Monday the 9th of December, 2019.
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