I'm in the military and my parents bought tickets to come see me. I was just notified I may be getting new orders for when they come, so I wanted to buy travel insurance for them in the case this happens, since I feel at fault. Can I buy it for them for peace of mind? I will not be a traveler. Do all companies allow you to purchase for someone else?
For this type of concern, you would need a policy that includes Cancel for Any Reason. There are 3 conditions that must be met to purchase a Cancel For Any Reason Rider as follows: Purchase the policy within 10 - 21 days of First Trip Payment; Insure ALL prepaid and non-refundable travel expenses prior to departure; Trip arrangements must be canceled more than 48 -72 hours prior to the departure date. If you meet all 3 of these conditions, most of the policies will reimburse you 75% of your trip costs, unless otherwise noted. Also, it is perfectly acceptable to buy a policy for someone else, please keep in mind.