Here are some other tips to consider when buying coverage:
- Take out insurance when you book your trip. After a certain number of days, the company may no longer cover pre-existing medical conditions, airline bankruptcies and other contingencies.
- Talk to the insurance company directly if you have any questions about coverage.
- Shop around. Websites such as Squaremouth and InsureMyTrip make it relatively easy to compare different plans.
Before buying a policy, check your credit card benefits. Some traveler-oriented cards, such as the RBC Rewards Visa Preferred and Chase Sapphire Preferred, give card-holders built-in trip cancellation benefits.
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