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If you have an upcoming trip planned, you owe it to yourself to look into travel insurance. It's an unfortunate reality that things happen when we least expect them. We've found that experts generally recommend travel insurance, and the savviest of travelers look at it as a wise choice.

Get Travel Insurance with Squaremouth Today! If you think that your credit card company will protect you, think again. Credit card companies may cover certain aspects of airline costs if your tickets go missing or become worthless, but they will not help you if your flight is delayed and your cruise is missed. Nor will they help if you suffer an injury or illness while traveling.

Standard insurance policies often fail when it comes to travel. For example, you may already have a medical insurance policy. However, most of these plans don't have a list of doctors to assist you in European countries, for example, or off the Coast of Barbados. You may have to pay 100% out of pocket expenses just to get assistance. In these cases, travel insurance with medical coverage can save you thousands of dollars in the event that you need to be treated by adequate medical staff.

Before you purchase travel insurance, you want to make sure that you select the best company to meet your needs. Important aspects of travel insurance providers include:

  • Coverage.  What specifically will the travel insurance cover during your trip?
  • Reimbursement.  When and how fast will the travel insurance company step in to pay for what you need?
  • Cost.  Does the travel insurance company charge a reasonable fee for the coverage they offer?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Travel Insurance providers available today. We hope this information helps you find the right travel insurance that protects you on your next trip!

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5 stars
Squaremouth

SQUAREMOUTHTopConsumerReviews.com Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

Squaremouth is a top notch travel insurance company providing competitive quotes among many of the leading travel insurance carriers. This travel insurance brokerage will assist you in finding the best coverage and at the best price. Their site also includes helpful comparison tools and exceptional customer service. Squaremouth leaves the traveler well informed, well protected and at a very fair price. Read More... Visit
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4.5 stars
Travel Guard

TRAVEL GUARD

Travel Guard is a travel insurance company providing competitive prices and full service. They keep the basics in mind, offering you easy navigation through their site and quick access to coverage details. Travel Guard is an excellent travel insurance option. Read More... Visit
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4 stars
Insure My Trip

INSURE MY TRIP

Insure My Trip offers travel insurance quotes from several insurance carriers. While we wish their website was a little easier to use, they provide some interesting features and make shopping for travel insurance quick and easy. Read More... Visit
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4 stars
Allianz

ALLIANZ

Allianz Travel Insurance offers three simple plans to choose from. We liked the simple website and easy to use website. If you're looking for travel insurance from a strong company Allianz should be a consideration. Read More... Visit
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3.5 stars
Quote Wright

QUOTE WRIGHT

Quote Wright is a comparative website providing a number of travel insurance quotes. Their site is easy to use but not as quick to navigate through as many other insurance sites and with limited companies provided. Read More... Visit
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3 stars
Travel Insurance Center

TRAVEL INSURANCE CENTER

Travel Insurance Center supplies only a small group of insurance carriers making it difficult to deliver the wide range of quotes other insurance sites can offer. Travel Insurance Center does provide some helpful support links if you have questions or concerns. Read More... Visit
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2 stars
World Nomads

WORLD NOMADS

World Nomads is a travel insurance site specifically designed for the adventurous traveler. If you are looking for insurance quotes for bushwalking in Africa this may be the sight for you. However, be prepared for a lot of restrictions on what they will actually cover. Read More... Visit
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When Should You Buy Travel Insurance?

If you’re making plans for your vacation or your family’s vacation, you need to determine whether you want to purchase travel insurance. Travel insurance may be another expense, but it can be well worth it so that you’re covered in case of an emergency or problem.

Not many years ago, few people purchased travel insurance. However, that's changing fast. In fact, according to the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, in the last 10 years the percentage of American travelers purchasing travel insurance increased from 10 to 30 percent. Travelers purchase insurance for a few reasons including protection against unexpected events, loss of the financial investment in the trip, and peace of mind.

Like many things, travel insurance can cover a wide variety of problems and will reimburse your costs for many situations. But you should know what type of insurance you need for your specific situation.

Here are a couple of tips on when you should buy travel insurance.

  • You should consider buying travel insurance anytime the cost of the trip is more than the cost of the insurance. For example, if you’re purchasing a $75 nonrefundable airline ticket, you probably don’t want to invest in travel insurance that protects you from trip cancellation or interruption. However, if you’ve purchased a cruise vacation or all-inclusive resort stay for $3,000 - $10,000, you may want to protect that investment by purchasing travel insurance just in case you have to cancel due to illness, family emergencies, or other reasons. Travel insurance packages can also protect you in case the cruise line or resort experiences financial problems, such as going out of business between the time you pay for the trip and the time you get there. Be certain not to purchase this insurance from the cruise line or resort, as your coverage will be worthless if they go out of business.
  • You should purchase travel insurance whenever you travel outside the U.S. Whether you’re traveling by cruise ship or by airplane, your health insurance may or may not cover any medical expenses you incur outside of the United States. This includes travelling on "foreign-flagged" cruise ships. If you’re travelling in U.S. waters on a foreign-flagged cruise ship, your medical insurance may not cover you if you become sick or injured. Travel insurance companies that offer medical coverage can also help facilitate any medical payments needed while in a foreign country, act as your advocate, and help cover costs associated with transporting you back home for medical reasons.

There are a variety of reasons to purchase travel insurance and a variety of options to cover you and your vacation. Be sure to look for a travel insurance policy from a dependable company so that your vacation investment is protected, and you can relax and enjoy your trip!

 

 

 

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Air New Zealand is being investigated by the Commerce Commission over alleged "drip pricing" tactics that have got its Australian counterparts in hot water.
Publication Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:43:38 -0800

Northeast Blizzard: What You Need to Know if You Have a Travel Insurance Policy, says Squaremouth
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At least 250,000 travelers are blaming the Northeast Blizzard for flight cancellations and delays. While they may still be stranded, those with a travel insurance policy may not be at a total loss. Squaremouth, America's fastest growing...
Publication Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:27:21 -0800

Travel Insurance Can't Protect Your House from the Blizzard, but it Can Bring You Home, says Squaremouth
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Travelers who are away from home are unable to prepare for the looming nor'easter. While travel insurance can't protect their houses from the blizzard, it may be able to bring them home. Squaremouth, America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, reveals a little-known travel insurance benefit that can help travelers whose homes ...
Publication Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:42:00 -0800

Northeast Blizzard: How to Claim from Your Travel Insurance Policy, Explains Squaremouth
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Travelers in the Northeast are at the mercy of a "crippling and potentially historical blizzard", already blamed for over 4,000 cancelled flights. While there is no doubt the blizzard will have damaging effects, those with travel insurance policies may not be at a total loss.Squaremouth, America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison ...
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Allianz Global Assistance Announces First-of-Its-Kind Partnership With A-List Travel Bloggers, 'The Travel Trifecta'
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Squaremouth Announces the Top Travel Insurance Providers of 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Squaremouth , America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, announced its top-selling travel insurance providers of 2014. Top Selling ...
Publication Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:16:00 -0800

Cigna launches new travel insurance for mature travellers
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Publication Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:12:54 -0800

InsureMyTrip Cruise Trends Survey Reveals Top Cruise Concerns, Destinations, and Travel Insurance Needs
WARWICK, R.I., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --InsureMyTrip, the nation's largest travel insurance comparison site, today announced the results of its travel survey of 800 U.S. respondents. The poll reveals ...
Publication Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:00:00 -0800

Merger creates one of the largest providers in Canadian travel insurance: Allianz Global Assistance
Merger creates one of the largest providers in Canadian travel insurance: Allianz Global Assistance
Publication Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 06:00:00 -0800

STA Group, LLC Creates 500 Jobs in the Developing World
STA Group, LLC has partnered with Opportunity International, the premier global financial services organization for the poor, to fund nearly $100,000 in loans, savings accounts, microinsurance, education programs and other initiatives to help 500 people in developing countries work their way out of poverty, transform their lives and strengthen their families and communities.
Publication Date: January 29, 2015

Tiger-Consulting, Asias Boutique HR, Payroll and PEO Service Provider, Expands to South Africa
Firm focused on making expansion to Asia-Pacific easier for Western businesses spanning industries including IT, Telecom, Social Networking, Travel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Recruitment, Finance, Pharmaceuticals and Gas & Oil now supports operations in South Africa. Catering mainly to American, Canadian, European and Australian companies that have or want to have 1-100 employees in multiple countries, Tiger-Consulting now provides under one umbrella support in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South America and South Africa.
Publication Date: January 28, 2015

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