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Christopher Elliott Discusses Where to Buy Travel Insurance

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A recent post on elliott.org talks about where travelers should and shouldn’t shop for travel insurance.  One of the world’s leading travel experts, Christopher Elliott says,  “When the subject of travel insurance comes up, I’m usually quick to say: Don’t buy the first policy you’re offered.  That’s because the first policy is normally a brochure your travel agent slides across the desk right after you’ve plunked down $14,000 for that dream safari, along with the warning, ‘You’ll want insurance.’  So where do you buy insurance, then?”

Christopher Elliott goes on to discuss different sources for travel insurance.

“Squaremouth has a reputation for being the Amazon.com of travel insurance. It allows you to compare policies side-by-side.  Another site worth checking out is Insuremytrip, which also enjoys a pretty good rep.”

In this article, Christopher Elliott also mentions two other websites, that advertise on elliott.org he points out.  He says, “travelinsurancereview.net has a useful blog and guide for travelers who are looking for guidance on a policy.” and “tripinsurancestore.com is worth checking out.”

When shopping for travel insurance, it helps to compare multiple policies.  After getting a travel insurance quote, there will be many plans in a wide range of prices.  The amounts of emergency medical & dental as well as medical evacuation & repatriation are the most significant coverages determining the price differences.  There can also be differences in other types of coverage and the limits of those benefits, but the two categories of medical coverage have the largest impact on price.  Finding a comfortable amount of medical and medical evacuation coverage will help narrow down the selection process and find a plan that meets the traveler’s needs for a good price.  Always refer to the certificate of insurance for details.