When travel insurance saves the day

When Katie Kubitskey made plans to attend a friend’s destination wedding in Izmir, Turkey, last summer, she never imagined she’d need travel insurance. Read more “When travel insurance saves the day”

How climate change is affecting travel — and what you can do about it

When Kimberly Button drove her RV to Glacier National Park in Montana this summer, she expected relief from her muggy home town of Orlando. “We assumed that we’d have mild temperatures,” she says. “We couldn’t have been more wrong.” Read more “How climate change is affecting travel — and what you can do about it”

Why won’t travel insurance cover my flight cancellation?

Michele Kemp and her family cancel a flight after her sister falls ill. Good thing she bought travel insurance, right? Wrong. But how can she get her money back? Read more “Why won’t travel insurance cover my flight cancellation?”

Insider tips for avoiding a pre-existing insurance trap

Pamela O’Meara narrowly escaped the pre-existing conditions trap.

Oh, you know the trap. It’s the one where your insurance company tells you the policy is no good because your medical condition existed before you bought the policy. Yeah, that one. Read more “Insider tips for avoiding a pre-existing insurance trap”

Insider tips on how to file a travel insurance claim

If you’re reading this, chances are something horrible has happened while you’re on vacation — a health scare, a disruption, even an unexpected death.

Maybe you’ve phoned your travel insurance company and the wheels are now in motion for a claim. And you’re wondering: What now? Read more “Insider tips on how to file a travel insurance claim”

Avoid these common travel insurance mistakes on your next trip

When I think of travel insurance mistakes, I’m reminded of Carol Buckley’s case. She recently contacted me about her daughter, who had booked two airline tickets from Boston to London, purchasing the airline-recommended insurance. Read more “Avoid these common travel insurance mistakes on your next trip”

What to do when travel insurance doesn’t work

Travel insurance doesn’t always work.

There, I said it. Read more “What to do when travel insurance doesn’t work”

Why won’t travel insurance cover my flight delay?

AXA Assistance USA promises John Schwegel that it will cover the cost of a ticket home after his flight is delayed. But then it doesn’t. How do you persuade AXA to change its mind? Read more “Why won’t travel insurance cover my flight delay?”

Betcha didn’t know travel insurance covered that

Betsy Donley recommends travel insurance for all the reasons you’d imagine — and a few you might not. Read more “Betcha didn’t know travel insurance covered that”