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What to Look For in a Travel Insurance Policy

When making reservations and bookings for your vacation, consider making one more purchase to protect your financial investment: consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance policies come with a variety of options. Make sure you get the policy to cover your needs and your situation.

Health insurance options: If youíll be travelling outside the U.S., you may want to research purchasing travel insurance that will cover medical costs. Most traditional health insurance plans do not cover medical expenses incurred in foreign countries. Travel insurance with a medical coverage policy can help cover your costs, including those associated with transporting you back to the U.S. If you need special transportation, some of these policies will also cover a medical staff escort.

Trip cancellation and interruption: This is basic coverage. You should consider purchasing this insurance anytime the cost of travel exceeds the cost of the insurance. This insurance will reimburse your costs if you are unable to take your vacation due to illness, injury or other reasons specifically covered by the policy.

Trip cancellation coverage not only reimburses you if you have to cancel, it also reimburses you if your travel provider has to cancel your vacation. This plan will cover you if the travel provider, resort or cruise line goes out of business before your trip occurs but after youíve paid for it. All your costs will be reimbursed. Another example is if youíre travelling to the beach and your resort is in the path of a hurricane or has been damaged by a hurricane, you can cancel your nonrefundable vacation plan and be reimbursed. This insurance has to be purchased 24 hours before the hurricane has been named.

Interruption or delay coverage can offer you protection in the event of unforeseen travel delays that affect your travel. For example, if you are delayed in reaching your resort, hotel or cruise ship due to airplane flights that have been late or cancelled due to weather, interruption or delay coverage will protect you from losing any money youíve paid and help you cover additional costs associated with your travel such as additional nights in a hotel or additional flight costs.

Donít purchase this type of insurance from your travel provider. That means, if youíre going on a cruise, donít purchase this from the cruise line company because if the cruise line goes out of business, thereís a good chance their insurance will also.

Instead, go online and carefully research different plans and insurance providers. There are a few reliable online sites which compare plans, options and price points for you. A little research will help you learn what to look for in travel insurance.

Nationwide sparks travel insurance row as it says cyclists will only be covered for bike injuries if they wear a helmet

Nationwide has sparked a travel insurance row after changing its policy to mean that those riding bikes while on holiday will only be covered if they wear a helmet. The building society's move will apply to customers with the worldwide family travel policy ...

Published:  Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:58:00 GMT



Mandatory health cover boosts travel insurance market

Dubai: The $100-120 million (Dh367-734 million) Middle East travel insurance market largely follows the global growth trend, primarily fuelled by the increasing insistence of governments across the world on mandatory health care, an industry expert told ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:51:00 GMT



4 Things Retirees Should Know About Buying Travel Insurance

No one wants to think of what could go wrong on a trip, but it's important to, especially for seniors. Daniel Durazo, head of communications at Allianz Travel Insurance, likes to tell the story of a friend of his who, despite traveling extensively, had ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:58:00 GMT



Britons face paying extortionate travel insurance premiums - that will see adventurers risk major injury - if the European Health Insurance Card is axed post-Brexit, experts warn

Britons will face extortionate travel insurance premiums if the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) fails to survive Brexit negotiations, experts warn. Without the EHIC, which entitles Britons to free healthcare when travelling in the EU, insurance ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:07:00 GMT



Millennial Adventurer Insurance

Jauntin on-demand travel insurance seems explicitly designed for millennials. That's because like so many other services nowadays it only asks you to pay for what you use. When it comes to insurance of all types this idea is still novel but steadily ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:14:00 GMT



Without travel insurance, 'egregious billing' common for emergency care in tourist spots

INDIANAPOLIS -- At least twice in the past year, vacationing Hoosiers have been held virtual hostages following emergency medical care at Cancun hospitals. Last August, Dixie Stinson was on a family trip to Cancun when she had a heart attack and needed ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:45:00 GMT



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