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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:34 PM's Avatar is offline
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As Trip has mentioned, alot of people use as a site to show travel insurance.

However, I warn you, be VERY careful when looking at the companies. Yes, you definitely want to compare coverages, but as I mentioned earlier; best price is not always the best deal. And biggest name is not always the best company.

For example, our company, Cruise Planners (which has over 900 agents nationwide), had 5 insurance companies we did business with years ago. It did not take long before we fired 3 of them because their customer service was lousy. (I won't mention specifics, but these were some of the biggest names in the industry.) Just because they have a big name and sell a good product is one thing, but it's the service they provide if you need to file a claim that is the biggest measure of how good a company is.

So my best advice, after selling travel insurance for over 11 years, is to work with your agent. They usually have companies they use, know, and respect. Their knowledge and experience can be invaluable when it comes to travel insurance. Plus, it gives you someone to personal deal with should you have any questions or problems. As we all know, dealing with large corporations, such as insurance companies, is not one of our greatest pleasures in life!

And I know I've said this before, but because of its importance, it requires repeating; make absolutely sure you are getting travel insurance and not travel protection. There is a huge difference between the two, the main one being that travel protection is not regulated by your State's Insurance Commission.

Travel Agent/Cruise Specialist w/13 yrs exp and 48 Cruises on 11 cruise lines! Favorites: Paul Gauguin - Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises - Europe; Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America - 12-nights Baltics & Russia; RCCL - 14-nights Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America - 14-day Alaskan cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days Hawaii w/7-night NCL cruise; Oceania - 25 days in Asia; more than 3 months touring Europe by train. And many all-inclusive resorts!
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