To get a travel insurance quote, the initial trip deposit date must be entered. This should be the date that the first payment of any kind was made toward the trip. This could be a cruise, flight, lodging or tour, for example.
This date is important because some coverage benefits are only available for a short amount of time from the initial deposit. Coverage for cancel for any reason, pre-existing medical conditions, financial default and cancel for work reasons are normally only available for 9-30 days from the deposit date, depending on the plan. Always refer to the certificate of insurance for details.