Breakout Box – What If You Forget To Buy Within The 15-DAY Window?
Unlike other aspects of your travel experience like airfares or hotel-room rates, the price of travel insurance doesn’t increase the closer you get to your travel date.
There’s no financial penalty if you wait to buy travel insurance (except for those bonus coverages, of course).
So what are good times to buy travel insurance other than in the 15 days after making your initial trip deposit?
Buying 50 Days Before Departure
Fifty days out? That seems like an odd time to buy travel insurance. Here’s why it makes sense:
- Studies have shown 50 days before departure is when you start actively thinking about your travel. You start making lists, double-checking arrangements, and ensuring everything’s in order … and that means travel insurance.
- Buying travel insurance at this time also takes the “panic” factor out of your purchase. There’ll be lots to think about the last week or two before you leave. Buying 50 days out lets you check off one more big thing, and might even encourage you to check off a few more things.