Taking a summer trip? Try travel insurance

Summer is one of the most popular times to travel, but it also means that several outside factors can interrupt your plans. Media outlets have reported war breakouts throughout several parts of the world, which can limit your options for traveling and cause worry. After spending time and money planning the trip of a lifetime, you might be feeling unsure about traveling during uncertain times. To ease your mind, there is a solution that can offer some solace. Between changing weather and political climates, you need to be ready for trip cancellations with travel insurance.

What travel insurance covers
While perusing the morning newspaper, tragedies overseas can put doubt into your mind about traveling abroad, especially if you have a trip coming up. However, you don't have to let these worries get in the way of a life-changing vacation. There are some risks that come with traveling, such as illness and cancellations.

One of the biggest concerns of travelers is losing money over canceled plans, but with insurance, you won't lose your investment if your flights or lodging are canceled. Many travelers risk losing their money when they prepay for tickets or make non-refundable plans. From hotel rooms to cruise tickets, you can get coverage for cancellations so you don't miss out on your investment. With an insurance policy, you will be reimbursed, even for non-refundables.

In addition to cancellations, you can get protection for lost bags and delayed flights.

When you should purchase
Getting sick or injured on vacation is a quick way to ruin your plans and without an insurance policy, it can be even worse. Many people overlook medical coverage while they are traveling overseas. While Medicare eligibility will extend to destinations in the U.S. and some nearby areas in Canada, it will not help you if you are far away. In this case, it may be worth it to purchase travel insurance should you need medical attention. Furthermore, if you are going to a place that does not have medical facilities nearby, insurance will provide coverage for an evacuation to a hospital. Without insurance, an evacuation can cost you thousands of dollars.

Before you head out on your adventure, think about purchasing a travel insurance policy to give you peace of mind and financial protection. Don't leave yourself in a vulnerable position or be fearful of traveling.

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2014-08-31T07:19:20+00:00 August 1st, 2014|Finance & Planning|Comments Off on Taking a summer trip? Try travel insurance