Are you planning a big trip in the near future? Before you get preoccupied booking hotels, Airbnb’s, airfare and sight-seeing activities, it may be worth your time to look into your travel insurance options as well. Whether you’re going across the country or across the world, having travel insurance could save you money should your travel itinerary change before or during your trip. Below, we take a look at some of the most popular travel insurance options for 2017.
Baggage/Personal Item Loss and Delay
Whether you’re traveling with designer clothing, expensive camera equipment or memorable gifts, having baggage and personal item loss insurance can cover lost, stolen or damaged personal items. However, it’s important to remember that this type of insurance is often included in travel insurance policies or by your airline, so do some research before you purchase additional coverage.
Trip cancellation insurance can reimburse you for flights, hotels and more should you need to cancel your trip altogether. However, it’s important to read the details of your trip cancellation policy because there are some reasons trip cancellation will not cover you. Regardless, it’s better to pay a little extra to be safe rather than sorry.
Medical Evacuation and Repatriation
Traveling to a tropical destination that may be prone to natural disasters? If you’re the adventurous type, you could benefit from having medical evacuation and repatriation insurance. This insurance covers transportation costs to appropriate medical treatment or your return home in the event of an emergency.
If you’re wondering when to purchase travel insurance, research says the best time to buy is between 10-14 days before you take off. Curious if travel insurance is right for your upcoming trip? Visit gohealth.com or call (888) 322-7557 to talk through your best options with a licensed agent.