Travel Insurance Center
Travel Insurance Q & As
Question 20 of 42 in Overview
When should I buy the coverage? As soon as possible, Or shortly before the trip?
Many plans offered by third parties give you an incentive to purchase coverage soon after you make your initial payment for the trip (often within 10 days). Benefits in the event of the financial failure of the travel provider (airline, cruise line or tour operator) may be added, and some pre-existing medical condition restrictions or restrictions on terrorism coverage may be waived.