(Closed) has anyone gotten insurance for a vacation/trip?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve never had to pay anywhere close to double for travel insurance. You can buy it at the time you are making your reservations online, or get your travel agent to add it toyour purchase.

I had to use mine once when I had to cancel a vacation as I had pneumonia. Every penny was refunded with absolutely no hassle.

Here’s a website where you can compare travel insurance plans.

http://www.insuremytrip.com/

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I got insurance when I was 28 weeks pregnant.  We didn’t need to use it, but we were glad we had it.  It was relatively inexpensive.  The way I found it was to google traveler’s insurance and then google the consumer ratings of the various companies. 

We got a really good company for a really good price.  Hope that helps.

Post # 5
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I got insurance when I was 28 weeks pregnant.  We didn’t need to use it, but we were glad we had it.  It was relatively inexpensive.  The way I found it was to google traveler’s insurance and then google the consumer ratings of the various companies. 

We got a really good company for a really good price.  Hope that helps.

Post # 6
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174 posts
Blushing bee

I wouldn’t do it unless you saw a particular need.

I was diagnosed with severely high blood pressure (like, way above stroke level) right before I was scheduled to go on a 10-day trip to Australia.  We didn’t get “travel insurance”, but my mom did make me get a special travel health insurance policy that would cover all medical care and emergency flights back to the US if something happened.  It was only $75, but it gave my mom peace of mind.

Post # 7
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1046 posts
Bumble bee

My husband is in the miltary and we ALWAYS insure his flights. There are so many times that plans change because his job,well, sucks and we would be stuck footing the bill. IMO if there is any chance things might not go 100% right (which never happens) it’s worth it to insure a flight, especially an expensive one!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would defnitely get travel insurance, not refundable airfare. it’s pretty cheap, just make sure you check the terms – can you get a refund if you don’t feel like traveling, or do you have to be in the hospital, etc.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have to say, beware the travel insurance you can add on from travel websites at time of purchase for tickets/hotel bookings. If I read one more articale about people getting ripped off from those, i’ll screm! Do your own research and buy the insurance separately from someone you can research more thoroughly. And make sure they cover voluntary change in plans – an insurance company would likely consider you cancelling at 7 weeks post birth voluntary unless you could get a doctor to back up the claim.

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