With so many places to buy travel insurance, why should you bother with a comparison site like InsureMyTrip? Here's how we stack up against the competition.
Your cruise line or travel supplier may offer you the opportunity to "add on" some kind of travel insurance coverage when you book your trip. It might seem easy to check a box and be done with it, but what kind of choice is that? You can't pick a company you trust; you can't determine what kind of insurance benefits you might need or want; and you can't review all the terms and conditions to make sure they're written so they protect YOU, not the travel supplier who's selling them to you. We put the decision in your hands and support you with great service, every step of the way.
Travel agencies specialize in travel itself — not necessarily protecting that travel. If you wouldn’t trust your real estate agent to underwrite your homeowner’s insurance, you shouldn’t trust your travel agency to sell you travel insurance. Online agencies may offer insurance to you, but just as with cruise lines and travel suppliers, you generally won't get to choose from a wide variety of options. Agents may also not be able to fully understand your individual needs, so you could end up buying too much insurance coverage — or worse, too little.
There are a number of reputable travel insurance companies out there, so how do you know which one to pick? Can you tell by looking at one provider's products how they compare to similar products from other companies? Only by using a comparison site that offers hundreds of travel insurance products from a wide selection of top-notch providers can you be sure that you're getting all the information you need to make the best decision for you.
Often, travelers hear that their credit card membership entitles them to travel protection while they're away from home, and think that they don't need to look into travel insurance at all. That may not be the case for everyone. Comparing the benefits your credit card might offer you to the wide variety of coverage choices on our site — and calling our Customer Care Center to ask for their help in breaking down the coverage you've got — is the only way to know for sure that you'll be protected during your trip.
Your homeowner's insurance might help with some things, like replacing valuables that you've lost while traveling. But can it help you access and pay for emergency medical services in a foreign country, reimburse expenses lost on a cancelled trip, or help with rebooking if your travels are delayed? These are only some of the benefits and services you can get with a well-chosen travel insurance policy. Working with a comparison site like InsureMyTrip means you can decide which of these coverage options you might want or need, and then make sure you're getting the best value from an insurance company of your choosing.
Sure, we're not the only travel insurance comparison site on the internet. We've been around for more than a decade, and in that time, lots of other sites have popped up to duplicate what we started. They may have similar products and look quite a bit like us in many ways, but what the newbies can't give you is the benefit of experience and long-standing influence in the travel insurance industry. Anybody can sell travel insurance, but not everybody cares about doing it right.