New comparison tool for baggage insurance


Dr. Walter GmbH, operator of various internet portals on travel and health insurance, has now also developed a comparison tool for baggage insurance.

If you use the comparison tool at, it only takes a few clicks to get the best baggage insurance rates tailored to your needs. The online tool uses parameters such as baggage value, travel duration and traveler type (individual or family) to provide a selection of baggage insurance solutions at great prices. For this purpose, the main suppliers of baggage insurance are taken into consideration: Allianz Global Assistance, ERV and Hanse Merkur.

Here are a few examples: The most cost-effective solution for a family that wants to insure baggage with a total value of € 3,800 for a four-week trip through the USA is the baggage insurance solution offered by ERV: € 99 without deductible. The best solution for an individual traveler on a two-week trip with a baggage value of € 3,000 is offered by Allianz Global Assistance (€ 65). In case of a higher baggage value (up to € 4,000), the best solution is the one offered by Hanse Merkur (€ 70).

The comparison tool at presents the calculated insurance solutions in form of a list. This makes it easy for customers to obtain more detailed information about the respective insurance solution and directly purchase it online.

As a travel insurance expert, Dr. Walter has the following advice its customers: we recommend purchasing baggage insurance without deductible. Though a bit more expensive, it provides full protection. Customers who don’t get their money back in full after losing their baggage usually regret having been so thrifty at the time they purchased insurance.
Since baggage insurance can be quite expensive compared to other travel insurance products, it might be worth considering to purchase a comprehensive insurance package including baggage insurance, provided you really need the other components of such a package, too.

“The fact that we have developed such a complex online tool will soon pay off for all our customers looking to find their way through the huge variety of baggage insurance rates”, says Reinhard Bellinghausen, Managing Director of Dr. Walter GmbH. After all, the insurance broker can look back on many years of experience with its comparison tool for trip cancellation insurance. A tool, by the way, that enjoyed great popularity for many years.