Oceania hands Murray Cohen a bill for $5,929 after he’s hospitalized on a Mediterranean cruise. Why is his travel insurance company dragging its feet on his claim? “Two days in sick bay cost me $5,929. Why won’t my travel insurance pay?”
After her recent flight on Interjet, Lynda Leibrock discovered that unidentified “airline goo” ruined three pieces of her luggage. She hoped the airline would quickly pay her luggage reimbursement request– all $16,000 of it.
Things didn’t work out the way she had hoped.
Even though Jon Look is a frequent traveler, he always leaves home without travel insurance.
“I have never purchased a travel insurance policy,” admits Look, a retired photographer. “It adds expense and complications and rarely pays off.”
Traveling without insurance? Yep, most Americans still do it, and some of them with good reason. Because not everyone needs insurance and some people wouldn’t be able to use it even if they bought it.
As it turns out, there are times when you’ll want to skip that insurance policy. It may not be as often as you think, but it happens. “6 times when you’re better off without travel insurance”
After Talor Min’s husband dies during a trip to Malaysia, she files a claim with her trip insurance companies for the repatriation of his remains. One year later, she’s still trying to get her money back. “Help! My trip insurance company won’t pay to bring my husband’s body home”
Think you need travel insurance? Think again.
You might require something else — either a specialized insurance product that protects only one aspect of your trip, or something that isn’t insurance at all. “Alternative forms of insurance you need to know about now”