Do you need insurance for your next trip?
That’s a question we ask all the time on this site, and it was the topic of
a popular series earlier this year.
Truth is, if you have to make just one large claim, you’ll be glad you had travel insurance. But what, exactly, are your chances are of making a claim on a travel insurance policy, and what kind of claims are typically filed?
This infographic is pretty enlightening.
Many thanks to our sponsor TripInsurance.com for giving us an early look at these numbers.
Here’s a link to the full-size graphic.
Stay tuned for a sequel to the travel insurance series in early 2012.
Q uestion: I am writing to you in hopes that you can help me receive my refund for a Eurail ticket, or find a way to receive a refund, as I am a student and have no funds to cushion this loss.
I am waiting for a 313-euro refund from Eurail for a lost ticket, which was fortunately covered under a ticket protection plan I bought when I made my reservation. I filed the claim with the appropriate paperwork, but didn’t receive a check.
I subsequently got in touch with Eurail via email, but they have since been ignoring all correspondence from me.
I am at the end of my rope. I have contacted the Better Business Bureau, but they found no valid address for Eurail and so couldn’t complete my claim. I have since emailed the BBB two times with valid addresses, but they have not responded to my correspondence.
This matter is of the utmost importance to me. I hope you can help me. —
Stephanie Sanzo, Hartford, Conn.
A: Eurail should have refunded your lost ticket promptly. You paid extra to “insure” your ticket against a loss, and the least the company can do now is honor your claim.