Do you often find yourself travelling on behalf of your business? If you do then you might want to consider better travel insurance. For most travellers, single trip insurance is just enough but businessmen often have to make three or more trips a year. That means you – and the company – will have to make recurring insurance payments each time you go. For financial practicality, annual travel insurance is a smarter move.
One-Time Payment for the Whole Year
With an annual insurance plan you’ll only have to make a one-time payment. It will be slightly higher than what you’d pay for a single trip insurance plan but the benefit is that you’ll be able to use it multiple times without having to pay again. Single trip plans are cheaper but, as the name suggests, you’ll need to pay again for the next trip. Businessmen travelling often will save money over time by paying a one-time fee.
Consider this example: a single trip plan might only cost you an additional £6 but if you make six trips a year then in reality you are spending £36. An annual plan might cost you £27 but it will be a lot cheaper in comparison after all the trips you’ve made.
Travel Cost Coverage
One major reason to consider annual travel insurance over a single trip plan is the coverage for travel costs. You never know when trips might be postponed or even cancelled. An annual plan will cover the expenses for those last-minute change-of-schedules with a single fee. This is important since business trips can sometimes be erratic, where flight and train schedules could change at any given moment.
This also covers your luggage items. Business trips often involve laptops, important documents, and of course your personal accessories. Every trip is a risk in itself and you don’t want to pay separate fees to cover their losses each time you travel. An annual insurance plan will take care of it with just one payment.
Wide-Range Medical Insurance
Now to the nitty-gritty: better medical insurance. Travelling often opens a plethora of opportunities for accidents to happen. Since annual plans cover a longer period and cost slightly more you can expect these plans to offer better medical coverage. They can cover eyeglass replacements, hospital fees, medication fees, damage coverage for a car crash, and others.
If you end up in a car crash for your first trip and got into the hospital for your third trip, you don’t want the company to pay separate insurance plans for each instance. With an annual plan, both accidents are instantly covered. It is not just for your medical safety that has to be considered but also for the financial security of the company.
Annual travel insurance might not be practical for people going on a one-time vacation trip but it is essential for the often-travelling businessman. Each trip away from home is a risk for you and the company alike so having a one-time payment fee that covers the whole year is a guaranteed safety plan.