Travelers insurance is always problematic matter, as from one side it increases travel expenses and who wants that. From the other side, it gives protection and worries free feeling. Before you are going to purchase travel insurance, there are a couple of things you need to think over.First thing is that maybe you already have some kind of insurance, which covers your travel as well. The one insurance that you already might have is insurance provided by your credit card company. When you apply for a credit card occasionally its provider as a bonus gives you travelers insurance. If you travel alone, then in most cases you will not need some more protection. Only keep in mind that your travel must be purchased with the exact credit card. However, it is very important to clarify it with your credit card provider, and also you should definitely have its terms and conditions on paper. In addition, remark that the credit card insurance will never be as flexible and protective as dedicated travelers insurance.
Next, if you travel with family or friends, it is very important that each of your travel partners has travelers insurance. If you are organizer of travel vacations to your family or friends, then you definitely need to purchase insurance policy, which includes all your travel partners. You do not need to purchase separate policy for each member of your travel group, simply add all members in one travel policy.
In addition it is very important accurately indicate the costs of your travel. Basically, you need to show every expense where you would like to be protected while traveling. For example, if you will provide flight and hotel costs, but did not provide car rental expenses, then most likely you will not be covered if something will happen while you drive rental car.
Sometimes when you book your travel each of online booking engine is trying to add insurance policy to your package. Before you accept that ask if they have money back guarantee. Insurance company who cares about its customers should have so called – 10 – day right to examine a certificate. This means that if you are not satisfied for any reason you may return your certificate within 10 days after receipt. Your plan payment will be refunded, provided there has been no incurred covered expense. When so returned, the certificate is void from the beginning. It is very important, as you might not have a chance to review all insurance terms and conditions, during ordering, so you can do it later.
This is just introduction with travelers insurance, so you can better speak with a travel agent about insurance plan, so that it definitely works as protection for you instead just increasing travel expenses.
Source: Bukisa, under