Irish Independent: Your Questions: Holiday Insurance for Older People


Unfortunately, insurance companies usually charge more when the risk increases, and when it comes to our health, the risk generally increases as we get older. However, according to Deirdre McCarthy of, a number of insurance providers will quote for people aged over 70, subject to the person being in reasonable health. Let’s assume that if your father is off to Australia for a few weeks, he is in good health. Most policies that offer cover will typically limit it to 31 days for any one trip from door to door.