Travel Insurance – Safety Versus Savings

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Insurance for your auto, home or apartment is a wise and often necessary investment, but what about travel insurance for your Mexican vacation? More often than not, purchasing some type of travel insurance can actually be a money-saving investment, especially since there are so many types of travel insurance coverage areas available. Whether interested in baggage, trip cancellation or default insurance, there is a plan available to fit your budget and travel needs.

If carrying expensive or irreplaceable items that will not fit into your carry-on luggage, you may be interested in purchasing baggage insurance. These types of policies provide extra protection to ensure your valuables will be reimbursed and replaced at a fair market value. While airlines do compensate for lost or damaged luggage, baggage insurance provides supplemental coverage to ensure all lost or damaged items can be replaced with minimal to none out-of-pocket expense.

For people who may be prone to frequent medical issues, parents who have small children or caretakers of medically-compromised family members, trip cancellation insurance is a wise investment. There are many reasons trips may have to be canceled, but the most common one results from unexpected illness. Normally, if unable to travel, prospective vacationers will lose the entire amount of their pre-paid vacation. With trip cancellation insurance, travelers can rest assured their vacation expenses will be reimbursed. Of course, not all cancellation reasons are covered so be sure to check with your prospective insurance carrier before purchase.

Finally, if you were promised or sold a vacation package that does not deliver satisfaction due to operator or booking agent negligence, default insurance may be for you. Default insurance covers vacations that are unsatisfactory due to vendor or travel provider’s non-compliance of promised services.

While all of these various types of travel insurance are optional, they can be individually purchased or packaged together. Coverage amounts are also able to be tailored to each name insured. Prices can be steep but with the amount of money invested in a Mexican vacation, travel insurance may be a money-saving and worthwhile investment.

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