Perhaps you are just in the planning stages of your trip, perhaps you have already put money down or purchased your flights. Either way, you’ll want to do a little research before purchasing travel insurance.
The best way to purchase a travel insurance plan that meets your needs is by spending a little time with a comparison tool. By starting with a travel insurance plan comparison, the options you select during the comparison effort will be pre-loaded into the policy purchase screen (saving you time re-typing).
By starting with a travel insurance plan comparison, the options you select during the comparison effort will be pre-loaded into the policy purchase screen (saving you time re-typing).
You’ll need to know the following things in order to compare travel insurance plans:
Using the comparison engine, you can review a number of travel plans and choose one that suits your travel needs.
Once you’ve selected your plan, you can purchase it with a credit card online. In addition to the above information (which will be filled in for you if you click Buy from your comparison), and just like any other online purchase, you’ll also need the following:
Once you purchase your travel insurance plan, you’ll receive an e-mail confirmation with additional information. If you chose a plan with a review period, use that time to carefully review the policy so you understand what is covered and what is not.
Damian Tysdal is the founder of CoverTrip, and is a licensed agent for travel insurance (MA 1883287). He believes travel insurance should be easier to understand, and started the first travel insurance blog in 2006.