Two days in sick bay cost me $5,929. Why won’t my travel insurance pay?

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? Read more “Two days in sick bay cost me $5,929. Why won’t my travel insurance pay?”

Here’s why a $16,000 luggage reimbursement claim will always fall flat

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.

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6 times when you’re better off without travel insurance

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. Read more “6 times when you’re better off without travel insurance”

Help! My trip insurance company won’t pay to bring my husband’s body home

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. Read more “Help! My trip insurance company won’t pay to bring my husband’s body home”

Alternative forms of insurance you need to know about now

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. Read more “Alternative forms of insurance you need to know about now”

Why won’t Celebrity Cruises cover my therapy bill?

After Marlene Nagy plunges off a waterfall during a shore excursion, her cruise line agrees to cover medical expenses. But does that extend to her therapy bill? Read more “Why won’t Celebrity Cruises cover my therapy bill?”

What to do when you need more than travel insurance

If you’ve shopped around for travel insurance, maybe you’ve stumbled across something that looks a lot like insurance, works a lot like insurance, but isn’t quite insurance. Read more “What to do when you need more than travel insurance”

Here are the best travel insurance policies

What are the best travel insurance companies? That’s easy: I list them in my annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
The best policies? That’s not easy. Read more “Here are the best travel insurance policies”

Here are the best travel insurance companies

Barbara Goldsmith and her husband are planning a trip of a lifetime to Alaska this year. The couple, both in their 70s, are “healthy and active” — but they’re also worried. What if something goes wrong while they’re away? Read more “Here are the best travel insurance companies”