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Old Jan 30, 20, 7:11 pm
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Travel insurance recommendation

I hold a Citi AA exec card. Last year they ripped all the travel protection benefits. Although I still keep the card (AC membership) Iím looking for travel insurance that offers what I had before if not better.

Any recommendations?
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Old Jan 30, 20, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I hold a Citi AA exec card. Last year they ripped all the travel protection benefits. Although I still keep the card (AC membership) I’m looking for travel insurance that offers what I had before if not better.

Any recommendations?
What cover did you have before? [details?]
Many threads on travel insurance. Travel insurance means many different things to different people
"Travel insurance" is a very broad term and covers many things (or not). (from post in thread below)

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Old Jan 30, 20, 8:49 pm
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Moving to the Travel Products forum, where travel insurance is discussed. /JY1024, TravelBuzz moderator
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Old Jan 30, 20, 9:02 pm
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Travel delay and cancellation coverage.
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Old Jan 31, 20, 4:52 am
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Chase Sapphire Reserve Still has theirs. I have only once made a claim, not on this card, so I cannot say how easy/hard it was but there is extensive conversation about this in the credit card forum. https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/sapphirereserve/travel.
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Old Jan 31, 20, 5:58 am
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I read the top link and it now appears medical expenses, Evac etc should be my first priority.

can anyone recommend a website for these policies or a company?
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Old Jan 31, 20, 9:01 am
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Enviroian - I use geo blue travel insurance whenever I'm out of the country (I'm a US citizen). They have some different plans, so you can buy a one-trip plan, or you could buy a yearly plan that covers up to X days across as many trips as you take. The policies are relatively inexpensive, especially if you consider the costs of evac-ing from a remote location. I've never had to use the coverage (knock on wood) so I don't know what that process is like.

http://www.geobluetravelinsurance.co...t_overview.cfm

Note - I have no financial interest in this product.

Enjoy the trip!
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Old Jan 31, 20, 11:38 am
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I use squaremouth.com. I find it very easy to compare policies and prices.
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Old Jan 31, 20, 3:05 pm
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I use tripinsurnacestore.com, and have been very satisfied with their service.
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Old Feb 3, 20, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by DCAFly View Post
Enviroian - I use geo blue travel insurance whenever I'm out of the country (I'm a US citizen). They have some different plans, so you can buy a one-trip plan, or you could buy a yearly plan that covers up to X days across as many trips as you take. The policies are relatively inexpensive, especially if you consider the costs of evac-ing from a remote location. I've never had to use the coverage (knock on wood) so I don't know what that process is like.

http://www.geobluetravelinsurance.co...t_overview.cfm

Note - I have no financial interest in this product.

Enjoy the trip!
Another vote for GeoBlue. I usually max out the deductible and the limits (e.g., $1Mil of coverage and $500 deductible). I have actually needed to use it once in Japan and found the whole process very easy. Tip: You will get a faster response with a phone call rather than using the app if you actually need to see a doctor.
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Old Feb 4, 20, 1:18 pm
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just got a quote from the travel agent of our tour, through AIG. $458 for a 12 day tour through the middle East. Have to compare apples later tonight.But is that a well known policy, AIG Protect Assist, Travelguard.?
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Old Feb 7, 20, 5:27 am
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yes travelguard with AIG is reputable. I have not personally used it but it has decent reviews.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 3:20 pm
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Another vote for GeoBlue. I usually max out the deductible and the limits (e.g., $1Mil of coverage and $500 deductible). I have actually needed to use it once in Japan and found the whole process very easy. Tip: You will get a faster response with a phone call rather than using the app if you actually need to see a doctor.
Are you doing this on a trip-by-trip basis or did you buy coverage for a full year? Considering this is really for something catastrophic happening, I am also looking for a high coverage policy, but it looks like the GeoBlue yearlong ones top out at a pretty low level.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 10:44 pm
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Are you doing this on a trip-by-trip basis or did you buy coverage for a full year? Considering this is really for something catastrophic happening, I am also looking for a high coverage policy, but it looks like the GeoBlue yearlong ones top out at a pretty low level.
I just buy it trip by trip. I priced out the annual coverage and on my international travel patterns, it is a bit cheaper that way. Plus the coverage for pre existing conditions is far better if I buy it trip by trip. I have a couple of those pesky things and while they have never been a problem when I am traveling, I donít want to give a carrier a reason to deny coverage either.

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