Why Would A Travel Insurance Quote Be Cheaper?

A cheap travel insurance quote may be cheaper because it provides little benefits, has a high deductible or is based on a group rate charged for all passengers. Travel insurance is an optional purchase made by individuals for peace of mind in knowing that if anything happens, an amount from $10,000 to $100,000 will be paid to the traveler’s beneficiary.

Types of Travel Insurance

Travel insurance not only covers the risk of death due to an accident such as a plane crash or a cruise ship sinking, but also can provide reimbursement of the cost of a trip (i.e. tickets, hotel reservations and other accommodations) in the case of trip cancellation insurance and pay for medical procedure performed in a foreign country. The lower the cost of an associated expense translates in a lower costing travel insurance policy.

Costing Travel Insurance

As mentioned above, travel insurance is typically written on a group basis. This is because the risk of death or disaster associated with certain modes of travel is predictable and low, in comparison to such activities such as driving. Because of the low incidence of risk, the cost of coverage is not typically that high. Some policies are so cheap that they can be purchased out of kiosk at an airport or train station for as little as $1 for $10,000 of coverage.

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