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My policy says I can be reimbursed for an item’s “actual cash value”. What does that mean?

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Short Answer

“Actual cash value” means the depreciated value of an item.

More Detail

Most travel insurance providers refer to “actual cash value” as it applies to the Baggage and Personal Items Loss benefit, which provides reimbursement for items that are lost,  stolen, or damaged while traveling.

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