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  1. Erica
    October 10, 2019 @ 2:29 am

    I never really give much thought to my travel health insurance. I just buy the same annual plan every year and go on my way, but your post has given me a lot to think about! I’m going to be pulling out my insurance booklet and reading through it before I head out on my next trip in a few days to get a better understanding of my coverage. I appreciate your suggestion of taking photographs of my more expensive belongings to show their condition before the trip just in case anything happens to them as well as the reminder to document anything and everything in the event that I have to use my medical insurance.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2019 @ 7:32 pm

      Thanks, Erica. It is always advisable to have a soft drive copy.

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  2. Esther Garcia "nextination"
    October 10, 2019 @ 10:06 am

    Thanks so much for this post. I find it very useful. It is very important to have the right travel insurance company.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2019 @ 7:20 pm

      Thanks, Esther. I am glad you liked the list.

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  3. Sophie
    October 10, 2019 @ 11:18 am

    Travel insurance is so important! I’m always surprised when people tell me they travel without it, because it has been so worth it for me. Not just the financial coverage, but also the help when something goes wrong during your trip. Although being Dutch, travel insurance is waaaaay more affordable for me than outlined in this post (which I’m guessing is aimed at US travelers).

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    • dankiteski
      October 12, 2019 @ 9:07 am

      That’s great Sophie. Yeah, many people would just rather skip travel insurance whenever it’s not compulsory.

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  4. Heena
    October 12, 2019 @ 12:17 am

    This is very important and useful information that we as a traveler need to understand and then consider buying the right travel insurance plan. There are many things that often get ignored and hidden by some minor clauses. Taking pictures of belongings and to keep the documents as backup is a must thing to do.

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    • dankiteski
      October 12, 2019 @ 9:04 am

      Thanks, Heena. I am glad you think that too.

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  5. Aditi Sharma
    October 12, 2019 @ 5:57 am

    You’re absolutely right – it’s better to be safe than sorry – a travel insurance can go a long way in helping us through an unexpected situation or for that matter, just having it does give some peace of mind. We travel often so I think annual insurance might be a better option for us and its good to know that there are backpacker specific insurance options available as well. Definitely a good point made that it’s good to check how much time it would take for the insurance to pay out if the need arises when deciding which insurance option to choose. Thanks for sharing such an informative and helpful post.

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    • dankiteski
      October 12, 2019 @ 8:23 am

      Thanks, Aditi. I am glad you share the same perception of travel insurance.

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  6. Yukti Agrawal
    October 12, 2019 @ 3:56 pm

    You have listed some valid points before taking an insurance during travel. If we are traveling many times in a year, then it is worth to take yearly insurance, instead of taking one time. Knowing beforehand about what not is covered in our insurance is the most important thing.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2019 @ 8:50 am

      Thanks, Yukti.

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  7. Yukti Agrawal
    October 12, 2019 @ 3:59 pm

    You have listed some valid points before taking an insurance during travel. If we are traveling many times in a year, then it is worth to take yearly insurance, instead of taking one time. Knowing beforehand about what not is covered in our insurance is the most important thing.

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  8. Alexander Popkov
    October 14, 2019 @ 2:10 am

    Nice! Travel insurance is the must and you have shown the important things, that you need to know when you buy it. Somehow I already have all of these covered. But you have reminded me to check credit card benefits… I have something insurance-related but didn’t dig into details.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2019 @ 8:52 am

      Thanks.

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  9. Anita
    October 14, 2019 @ 8:36 am

    It’s an extremely important post as is the travel insurance. I was in the situation when without the good insurance I would be in a big trouble so always paying attention to that.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2019 @ 9:02 am

      Thanks.

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