What is Excess?
Excess - this is the amount you will have to pay towards the cost of each claim under the Policy after the application of the Policy limits.
For example, if your excess level is £100 and your bill for medical treatment is £300, you’ll get £200 as a pay-out. If your excess level is £100 and your bill is £90, you won’t get any pay-outs at all.
Excess levels are applied separately for each claim. If you claim for medical expenses, loss of deposit and travel delay, the excess amount will be deducted from each accident amount. Example: if you claim for £400, £500 and £100, you will be paid £300, £400 and £0 accordingly (assuming that your excess level is £100).
All Insurance Policies provide certain excess levels. The higher the excess levels, the less risks are covered. It is one of the main factors of forming Travel Insurance Policy cost.
Why Low Excess is Important?
If your policy provides high excess levels, its cost will be lower than the cost of a similar policy with low excesses. In other words the larger the excesses are the cheaper is the policy… and of course the less risks and accidents are covered.
The higher the excess level is the cheaper is the policy.
Keep in mind that some policies provide excess levels for some items and nil excess levels to others. It is very important to know whether your travel insurance policy includes no excesses.
Why Do I Need No Excess Travel Insurance?
If you apply for a quote online you will find that many travel insurance policies are subject to excess waiver. As we have already mentioned, all policies include certain level of excesses. By removing the Excess, this amount will be waived. Thus you will be covered for a full amount of accident notwithstanding the time or amount of the accident.
Travel Insurance with No Excess is usually not expensive. It is provided as an extra option to any travel insurance policy. You may add it to your policy during the online quotation wizard after you choose your policy type.
Devote 5 minutes to get online quote and compare excesses of different travel insurance policies. Add excess waiver during the quotation process to see the full amount of the policy without excesses.
Excess Waiver insurance is very popular among travellers that are going to spend a lot of time on a trip or plan to visit expensive cities. This type of extra service is available both for Single Trip and Annual travel insurance. It also can be added to any trip destination.