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When to Buy Travel Insurance

When you buy travel insurance coverage is another important consideration to keep in mind, just like what coverage you choose. Of course, you can buy travel insurance right up to the day before departure.  Once you make your first arrangements for your trip and actually pay for a portion of the trip, that date is […]

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Safety Tips When Renting a Car

When you are traveling, a lot of your risk isn’t just getting to and from your destination. If you rent a car when you arrive, then you have the added risk of an automobile accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were nearly 33,000 auto fatalities in 2010 (the last year surveyed). […]

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How to Buy Travel Insurance for Trips That Use Frequent Flyer Miles

We had an interesting question come to us this week – how do you calculate travel insurance costs when you are using frequent flyer miles, and are you covered for trip interruptions? In other words, if you are traveling using airline miles, how does it affect your trip insurance? Travel insurance fees are calculated based […]

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Travel Insurance Can’t Cover Carelessness

I saw an article last weekend by noted travel columnist Ed Perkins where he tells the story of an Arkansas couple who lost the cost of their $8,000 Alaskan cruise because they missed their initial flight to the cruise. He implies this should have been covered by trip insurance. As Perkins notes, this couple went […]

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Calculating Trip Cost for Travel Insurance

Most travel insurance carriers calculate insurance fees based on trip cost. You would think that it would be a simple formula to calculate. How do you determine trip cost? What do you insure to give yourself maximum protection at minimum cost? The rule of thumb is to insure those portions of your travel plans that […]

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