Pretty much everyone these days takes at least one gadget with them on holiday - we're betting more often than not it's your mobile phone! But from iPads, to GoPros to fancy cameras for your Instagram pics, you'll need to make sure you've got our gadget extension on your Alpha Travel Insurance policy for your gizmos to be covered.
Our specialist gadget extension is brought to you by Bastion, can be added to any policy and comes with a range of benefits including:
Before purchasing this gadget extension please ensure you are aware that:
Gadget travel questions
If you still have a few questions about gadget cover for your next trip, some of the below are the common queries that we can help with:
Why do I need gadget insurance?
Gadget insurance is an important addition to any trip, but especially those of a longer duration as many of us choose to take our smartphones away with us on holiday, for maps, checking in on social, capturing our holiday snaps and also keep in touch with friends and family back home. Should your phone be lost, stolen or damaged the devices alone can cost in excess of £500; this is why its important to have suitable gadget insurance cover on your travel insurance policy.
What does gadget insurance cover?
Alpha's gadget insurance offers protection from accidental damage (including water damage!), loss or theft for a wide range of technology, with insurance cover for iPads, cover for your mobile phone whilst abroad, sat-navs, e-readers, iPods and much more. Depending on your circumstance, you'll be covered for repairing or replacement of your gadgets.
What to look for when buying gadget insurance
To ensure your gadgets are fully protected whilst you are on holiday it is important to have the right cover in place, but what exactly do you need to look for?
Firstly consider how much it would cost to replace your gadget should it be lost, stolen or damaged - is the amount of gadget insurance cover available high enough for the cost of this? Also take a look to see if there is a maximum claim value per item or not - Alpha's Bastion gadget insurance has no single item limit!
How do I make a claim on my gadget insurance?
If you need to make a claim on the gadget insurance section of your Alpha Travel Insurance policy, this is handled by Bastion's claims department.
In the event of a claim, you will need to notify them as soon as possible within 28 days of the incident occurring. They are able to provide advice and assistance to you regarding making your gadget claim.
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Full details regarding your gadget cover can be found within your policy wording.
Please note that you may already have cover for your gadgets under the 'All Risks' section on your home insurance. We recommend checking your home insurance policy documents as well to ensure that you have adequate cover in place for your individual travel and gadget needs.
You can choose from one of the following travel insurance policies to suit your travelling needs;
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