Saturday, January 17, 2009

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance Guide

Travel insurance is a kind of insurance which is designed to insure travelers against all possible unforeseen circumstances and mishaps which can happen during their trips. Although still there are many people who consider travel insurance as well as any other type of travel insurance to be nothing else but waste of money, conscious travelers realize the necessity of purchasing travel insurance policy (an agreement between an insurer and policyholder) and travel insurance covers. Of course you can doubt the necessity of travel insurance, however you should remember that no one can predict whether some unexpected accidents will happen to you during your trip or not. In case you analyze how much time and effort you spend on all trip arrangements, you'll make sure that you need travel insurance in order not to spoil you trip with unforeseen expenses. Notice that the more remote your final destination is the more problems you can have, if something happens to you and you don't have travel insurance.

Firstly before buying travel insurance you have to understand clearly the reasons for this purchase. Secondly you should decide how much travel insurance will be enough for you and thirdly you should know how and where to shop around for travel insurance quote and policy which will meet your travel needs and budget. Reasons for purchasing insurance of this kind can be different, however all these reasons are closely connected with basic travel insurance coverages which are provided by majority of travel insurance companies:

1) Medical care expenses and existing medical conditions.

2) Medical evacuation and transportation in the event of serious illness or injury which cannot be treated in the country you stay in.

3) Accidental death and repatriation of dependants.

4) Loss, theft or damage of luggage and personal belongings.

5) Loss and theft of documents and cash.

6) Loss/theft/damage of rented car.

7) Liability for damage caused to a third party and legal assistance.

8) Trip delay/interruption/cancellation.

All above-mentioned situations cannot be foreseen and can happen to any traveler and result in serious unplanned expenditures. Moreover if you analyze these reasons and coverages properly, you will be able to decide how much travel insurance you need. In case you have neither medical insurance nor life insurance, we recommend you to purchase comprehensive travel insurance, which includes all available coverages.

Another very important question is 'where to search for travel insurance'. In this very case Internet and compare travel insurance are the best tools which will help you not only to find travel insurance coverages you need but also make sure that your choice is the best.

See also: Winter Sports Travel Insurance


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