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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Looking to Save on Your Next Trip Abroad? Start With Student Travel Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
If you're looking for ways to save money on your next trip overseas, you may be inclined to start by trying to find the cheapest airfares or the best rate on a nice hotel. But what you may not realize is the best way to save money is to spend a little money on a student travel insurance policy.

Travel insurance offers you reimbursement on travel plans that are cancelled or delayed. If you travel often, you know that delays seem to be occurring more and more frequently, and those delays can lead to missed connections and in turn missed meetings or hotel check-ins. And those aren't just inconvenient events; they can be very costly financially.

Of course sometimes travel scheduling problems aren't the fault of the airline or the weather; they might have their origin with you. A sudden personal or family illness or a change in business plans could cause you to have to cancel a flight. That leaves you on the hook for the ticket you've already bought and can't use as well as the cost of a replacement. But with travel insurance you can get reimbursed even on non-refundable flights.

Another great benefit of student travel insurance arises when airlines lose your luggage. With travel insurance you can be reimbursed for items that you have to replace, which can really save you a lot of money. Traveling internationally can be as frustrating as it is exciting when things don't go according to plan, but travel insurance helps make problems more bearable. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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