Accidents happen and there is nothing you can do to prevent them. It’s important that you travel insured, even if you are only traveling for a few days and don’t plan on doing anything that could potentially be dangerous. Good travel insurance will cover the cost of a cancelled flight, lost/damage/stolen property, and the most important thing – your health. Here is a list of    eight travel insurance companies that are highly rated for you to explore and see what fits best for your next vacation.

  1. World Nomads: 

The preferred choice of many backpackers and advocated for by top tier travel bloggers. They offer emergency medical and evacuation assistance and 24/7 support. They have a range of coverage for adventure sports and activities, dental and liability, baggage, and cancellation costs. You can buy and extend your policy at anytime online.

  1. STA Travel: 

I love this company for their awesome discounts they offer, but they have great travel insurance too. If you’re a student, under 26, or a teacher you can buy one of their cards that have basic  insurance for 25 USD or a card that covers much more for 200 USD.They also offer a typical insurance plan for anyone under 65 that covers injury, sickness, death, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, bankruptcy, stolen passports and visas, baggage, and trip delays among other things.

  1. Travelex:

One of the leading providers of travel insurance in North America, they offer seven different travel insurance plans that fit many different travel styles from basic to luxury. Their basic package covers trip cancellations, flight accident coverage, emergency medical evacuation up to 100,000 USD, and travel assistance services. Their luxury package covers up to 1,000,000 USD in   medical expensive.

  1. Lonely planet:

Their travel insurance crosses over with World Nomads, but they have separate areas to purchase it. They cover medical, delays and cancellations, property, and sporting injuries. They have 24/7 support anywhere in the world. You can also extend and purchase a plan anytime, even while you are traveling.

  1. Travel Safe: 

They offer vacation protection plans, medical only plans, explorer plans in three different levels  (silver, gold, platinum), and group plans. Depending on the plan, they can cover cancellations, missed connections, delays, and sickness among many other things. They also have 24/7 emergency assistance anywhere in the world.

  1. Travel Guard:

They have many different plans and a tool that lets you compare them to see which one is best for you. They will cover medical expenses, trip interruptions, and emergency services among other things. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to go on here and use their compare tool to see what you need and what you can do without in your plan.

  1. Allianz Travel Insurance: 

They offer four plans for single trips, three plans under year-long coverage, and one for rental cars. If you’re taking a single trip, they can cover cancellations, lost/damaged property, and medical. They have two plans that are great if you are traveling with family because they will cover kids for free when they are traveling with a parent or grandparent.

  1. iTravelInsured: 

They have 24/7 emergency travel assistance that covers arrangements, lost documents, medical, cash transfer, and legal referrals. Their plans cover vacation travel, student travel, lodging, and business. The student plan specifically covers natural disaster, refunds, financial   default, theft, and health to name a few.

Have you found any travel insurance companies that are so awesome that you won’t travel without them? I’m curious to know about your experience on what you think the best company is, even if it isn’t listed in here!

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  1. I actually haven’t heard of any of these travel insurance companies before now. My family is planning on going on a huge trip this summer, and it’d definitely be nice to have insurance set up before the trip. I’ll have to check out these companies to see if any of them offer a policy that would work for us.

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