Are some travel insurance policies more family friendly than others?

Yes.  Several insurance carriers offer travel insurance products that waive the premium for children when traveling with their family.  Some policies will cover one child for each qualified adult at no additional charge.  A few policies cover all children at no additional cost. This usually applies to the base premium only.  Some policies define a […]

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How can I reduce the cost of travel insurance?

Your best bet is to shop through a comparison website that offers numerous travel insurance policies from different insurance carriers. Select the least expensive policy that still meets all your unique needs for that trip.  Don’t buy more coverage than you actually need. Many insurance plans are priced in bands of $500 per traveler.  If […]

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Hurricane watch? Can I still purchase travel insurance?

Travel insurance must be purchased prior to when the hurricane has been named. Once the hurricane has been named, Trip Cancellation and Interruption losses resulting from the hurricane are usually excluded from the coverage of the policy. Additionally, some policies cover you in the event a hurricane warning is issued after a 15 day wait.

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Until When May I Purchase Travel Insurance?

Many travel insurance policies require purchase of travel insurance on the date prior to departure or earlier.  A few insurance carriers will allow you to purchase on your departure date. However, the policy does not go into effect until the day following purchase.  Additionally, certain benefits are dependent upon when the insurance is purchased.  In […]

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I am already traveling abroad. Is it too late to get insurance coverage?

Yes, if you are already traveling, it is too late to buy a travel insurance policy through Squaremouth. Travel insurance policies are designed to cover travelers from door-to-door, starting when they leave home and ending when they return home. This is how it works for all policy types, regardless of whether or not they include […]

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