Insuring a Trip In Uncertain Times

Scour the fine print to make sure you understand what a travel insurance policy will cover before you buy.

Recent terrorist attacks may have you feeling anxious about taking a trip you’ve been dreaming of for years. While you can’t change world events, travel insurance can help you navigate a quick change in travel plans and protect your pocketbook if an emergency arises.

Consumer interest in these safety nets spiked after the Brussels terrorist attacks on March 22. says its agents fielded a 15% jump in calls from travelers seeking insurance the day after the attacks. But before you buy a policy, it’s critical to understand the fine print.

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Rachel L. Sheedy
Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report