Several important aspects of travel insurance coverage are connected to the date of the original deposit. The deposit date refers to the day that the first payment was made for any piece of the trip. If the airline tickets were purchased before the hotel, cruise and tour, then the day that the airline tickets were purchased becomes the deposit date. Often, it is in the traveler’s best interest to purchase travel insurance close to the original deposit date. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, financial default, and cancel for any reason, to name a few, are sometimes only available for a short time after that deposit date. Always refer to the certificate of insurance for the specific details of your policy. If you have questions or comments, you may contact Squaremouth at 1-800-240-0369.