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2014 November - Travel Insurance Center

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Entries for November, 2014

Is travel insurance worth the money?

Is travel insurance worth the money?News from Komando: Everyone knows usual big ticket expenses when you when go on vacation, like plane tickets, hotel rooms and possibly a rental car. But, too many travelers forget about another important purchase. Travel insurance can be a lifesaver if you need to cancel your trip last minute, have a medical [...]

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Read the fine print: Travel insurance can bring expensive surprises

Read the fine print: Travel insurance can bring expensive surprisesNews from The Globe and Mail: However much you agonize over your mortgage and investments, double that effort level when buying travel medical insurance. Paying an uncompetitive interest rate on a mortgage can cost you thousands, and bad investment decisions can be harmful, too. But travel [...]

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Denial of travel insurance claim makes hard choice worse

Denial of travel insurance claim makes hard choice worseNews from SFGate: Christopher Elliot, San Francisco Chronicle By Christopher Elliott Published 6:37 pm, Thursday, October 30, 2014 Q:I’m writing about what I believe was an unfair, unethical decision on the part of Allianz, the travel insurance company from which my uncle purchased coverage for a recent trip [...]

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How to navigate the risky world of travel insurance

How to navigate the risky world of travel insuranceNews from CBC.ca: Taking a vacation always carries a certain risk, but some travellers find that buying health insurance is no safety net in the case of an emergency. Just ask Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel, the Saskatchewan woman who incurred a bill for $ 950,000 after giving birth prematurely [...]

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Travel insurance: Buy or Pass By?

Travel insurance: Buy or Pass By?News from New York Post: You’re more likely to make a claim against a travel insurance policy than you are your home or car insurance. Yet, most people don’t buy it. There’s really no such thing as being too safe, these days. Back in October, the US Bureau of Consular [...]

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Is travel insurance stacked against you?

Is travel insurance stacked against you?News from USA TODAY: Christopher Elliott, Special for USA TODAY 6 p.m. EST November 16, 2014 Travelers face a daunting array of insurance options when they book, but choosing the right medical policy could save you tens of thousands of dollars in the event of an emergency.(Photo: Duncan Livingston, for [...]

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Should you buy that travel insurance?

Should you buy that travel insurance?News from ConsumerReports.org: Just click to buy?Don’t blindly accept or reject travel insurance. Assess your needs and coverage details. If you’re booking a holiday getaway, your travel agent will probably ask if you want to protect your purchase with insurance. Travel web-sites make this option an even easier click-to-buy question.  About one [...]

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