Trip Insurance Question

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  1. ducster
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    Last week, my mother booked a trip to Europe this summer, and today she went to buy travel insurance. For some reason she couldn't do it on the website, so she called United. They told her that as of February you have to buy the insurance within 24 hours of booking the ticket. I have never heard of this, nor does it say anything on the website. My sense was that she got an agent who knew nothing. Anybody have experience with this?
     
  2. genemk2

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    You can buy travel insurance from other vendors other than United.

    But if you want to use United's partner: http://www.etravelprotection.com/UnitedAirlines/

    Haven't heard anything about 24-hour policy, but you should look at what is excluded -- if anything arose between purchasing the ticket and purchasing the insurance, the insurance may not cover.
     
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    You can also go to insuremytrip.com and get quotes from various agencies. Make sure to look at the coverage and find a policy that covers what you need.
     
  4. ducster
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    Thanks, that's exactly what she did, and the price was cheaper than what United was offering. She also noticed that in her reservation the option was still there to purchase the insurance, and she got all the way through the credit card screen, but didn't hit Purchase because she was afraid it would work after already purchasing something else.
     
  5. alfred vachris

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    I have found usaa offers travel insurance -generally a good value
     

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