Don’t do this! 3 insurance claims mistakes new travelers make

If there’s a busy season for travel insurance claims, this is probably it. Summer vacations are over, some prematurely. Hundreds of thousands of claims are working their way through the system.
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Does your credit card offer enough travel insurance?

Is Dan Kriser overdoing it?

“I know that as long as you have a major credit card you don’t need to buy additional insurance when you rent a car,” says Kriser, an investment manager from Highland Park, Ill.. “But how about trip insurance when you travel?” Read more “Does your credit card offer enough travel insurance?”

Car rental customers lose it over ‘loss of use’

After Julie Thomason wrecked her rental car, she expected a repair bill. But she didn’t anticipate a $1,000 invoice for something called “loss of use.” No one ever does. Read more “Car rental customers lose it over ‘loss of use’”

For the last time: Car rental coverage is not mandatory!

Car rental insurance isn’t required. Or is it?

If you’re not sure, then you’re one of many confused car renters — a confusion some car rental companies appear to be taking advantage of. Read more “For the last time: Car rental coverage is not mandatory!”

A broken kneecap, a denied insurance claim — and a missed cruise

I know what you’re thinking. Did Debby Russo fall behind on her interest payments and get roughed up by a loan shark?

No, almost as bad. She broke her kneecap, but she thought she was covered by her travel insurance. She wasn’t. Read more “A broken kneecap, a denied insurance claim — and a missed cruise”