If your trip planning begins with booking an airplane ticket, you’ll almost certainly be prompted to buy trip protection from the airline before you hit the purchase button. Don’t rise to the bait, says Miller. “It’s better to seek out all the options before you buy.”
Whether or not you buy through them, websites like InsureMyTrip and Squaremouth provide free quotes from multiple insurers and make it easy to filter search results by your customized needs.
In many states, travel agents who sell trip insurance are licensed for that purpose, and their knowledge and experience can also help narrow your choices appropriately. Whatever source you use, think carefully about what benefits you actually need before putting your money down.
Read the full Consumer Reports article online here: https://www.consumerreports.org/travel-insurance/money-saving-strategies-for-buying-travel-insurance/