Squaremouth, a travel insurance comparison site, has announced 4 travel insurance tips travelers need to know before boarding a flight, the company said.
1. Purchase Coverage Early
One of the most common mistakes travelers make is purchasing coverage too late and missing out on standard pre-departure benefits.
2. Review Your Policy
Travelers should plan to review their policy before departure, paying attention to coverage for common issues like trip delays.
3. Protect Your Valuables
Most comprehensive travel insurance policies include the Baggage and Personal Items Loss benefit, which protects travelers in the event their bags are lost, stolen, or damaged during a trip. However, this benefit has a reimbursement limit, and is not designed to cover valuables, such as jewelry, furs, and electronics.
4. Don´t Be Late
While most policies include benefits for travelers who miss a flight, the reason must be specifically covered by the policy. Travel insurance does not cover missed flights due to airport security delays or heavy traffic, unless the traveler is involved in an accident on their way to the airport.
Squaremouth compares travel insurance policies from every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth´s comparison engine and third-party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare travel insurance policies side-by-side.