Book a flight? What you need to know about travel insurance

With massive delays and cancellations at US airports every single day, getting travel insurance is more important than ever before.

Airlines are understaffed and people want to travel – and when you combine these factors with the harsh weather that has hit the entire country, you end up with flights that are frequently canceled and delayed.

Travel insurance policies can help protect your money if your trip doesn’t go as planned. But not all travel insurance plans are created equal, so it’s important to read the fine print and know exactly what you’re paying for.

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The first thing to keep in mind is that travel insurance is meant to help with unexpected events, not things like a predicted hurricane.

Policies also vary greatly depending on who you get them through and how much you pay. It is important to read the entire policy so you know what is covered and what is not. Check out all aspects of the policy, from everything related to COVID-19 to flight cancellations.

It is also helpful to remain as flexible as possible. The more flexibility you have, the more likely it is that a flight delay or even cancellation won’t completely ruin your trip.

An insurance policy offered by an airline will be different from a policy offered by a private insurance company. The traveler should do research to make sure they are covered if the unexpected happens.

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