Archive for September 2009

Help: How to Compare Travel Insurance Plans

Published by September 30, 2009

When shopping for travel insurance, comparing plans side by side will help to find the right coverage. Underneath the logo for each travel insurance carrier is a check box with the word “compare.”  Click to put a check in the box for the plans to be reviewed and then click the word “compare.”  This will bring […]

Help: How to View All of the Plan Benefits

Published by September 29, 2009

When getting a travel insurance quote, all of the plan benefits are available to be reviewed. By clicking the “plan detail” icon, all of the benefits of coverage can be viewed.  The plan detail can also be accessed by clicking the insurance carrier icon next to the plan name.  The information is then available in […]

Help: How to Show Different Coverage Benefits

Published by September 28, 2009

Once you get a travel insurance quote, specific coverage benefits can be highlighted. Above the plan cost, in the top right corner, is a drop down menu labled “show.”  From this menu, you can select different coverage to be shown in the center colum for each travel insurance plan.  By showing the coverage that is […]

Help: How to Sort Travel Insurance Plans

Published by September 25, 2009

After getting travel insurance quote results, the plans can be sorted by different criteria. Above the plan cost, in the top right corner, is a drop down menu labeled “sort by.”  This allows the travel insurance plans to be arranged by price, insurance carrier or coverage benefit. By identifying what is important for your specific […]

Help: What Are the Travelers’ Ages?

Published by September 24, 2009

When getting a travel insurance quote, enter the correct ages of the travelers to be insured. The travelers’ ages should be how old they are the day that you are getting the quote.  Do not be concerned if there will be a birthday between the purchase date of the insurance and the return date from the […]

Help: What is Residence with Travel Insurance?

Published by September 23, 2009

When getting a travel insurance quote, country of residence is required. The primary residence is the country where the traveler lives.  If the residence is in the U.S. or Canada, then the state or province will be entered as well.  If the traveler has multiple places of residence, then the location that serves as the mailing address will […]

Help: What is Trip Cost?

Published by September 22, 2009

When getting a travel insurance quote, make sure to calculate an accurate trip cost. Trip cost should include all pre-paid and non-refundable costs associated with the trip.  This can include expenses for a cruise, lodging, airfare and tours as well as any other costs that might be forfeited if a trip has to be cancelled […]

Help: What is Main Destination?

Published by September 21, 2009

When getting a travel insurance quote, the main destination of the trip is required. The main destination is a country you will visit during your trip.  If the trip includes more than one country, then the country where the most time will be spent during the trip should be entered as the destination. Regardless of the country entered, travel insurance […]

Help: What is Final Payment Date?

Published by September 18, 2009

When getting a travel insurance quote, it is important to identify if you have made final payment. Final payment is when the largest single expense of the trip is paid in full.  This can be a cruise, lodging, airfare or tour costs.  Final payment date can determine eligability for certain coverage such as pre-existing medical conditions. […]

Help: What is Trip Deposit Date?

Published by September 17, 2009

When getting a travel insurance quote, it is important to enter the correct trip deposit date. Trip deposit date is when the first payment was made toward any aspect of the trip.  This can be either a deposit or full payment of a flight, lodging, cruise or tour whether booking through an agent or making […]