CNBC, May 4th 2014 – Do You Need Travel Insurance for Your Summer Trip?

Published by Megan Singh May 6, 2014

In fact, it’s best to buy from a neutral third party—as in, not the company that is selling you the travel, or providing it, said Brown. “That way, there’s no chance of a conflict of interest,” she said. Providers’ own policies may cover fewer potential problems, and there’s no chance of payment if they go out of business. Look instead to comparison sites including SquareMouth and InsureMyTrip, which provide quotes from several insurers. Aim to purchase a policy within a week or two of booking the trip; wait longer, and you may not be able to get coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and other perils.


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