Travel insurance rates today: August 30, 2022

As we wind down August, the cost of insuring your trip is still relatively high. The average travel insurance premium is currently $291.08, according to travel agency Squaremouth. That’s up from $281.34 last week and down from $302.01 a month ago.

Weekly rates for travel insurance at a glance:

Average premium: $291.08

Average trip cost: $5,846.60

Average duration of the trip: 16 days

Average travel insurance cost per trip

The more you spend on your trip, the more you will spend on travel insurance. In general, international travel is more expensive than domestic travel, and also more expensive to insure.

According to the US Travel Insurance Association, travel insurance typically costs between 4% and 8% of the total trip. We calculated the average cost of travel insurance for domestic and international travel using the lower and upper ends of this range.

Source: Square Mouth

Average cost of travel insurance according to the most popular destinations

It should be noted that some countries are naturally more expensive with flight and accommodation costs, which could ultimately increase your travel insurance costs. But when the cost is controlled, the destination does not change the amount you will spend to insure your trip.

Here’s how the prizes stack up:

Source: Square Mouth

When people buy travel insurance

According to an AAA travel survey, 88% of travelers say reimbursement after trip cancellation is the most valuable benefit of travel insurance.

According to data collected by SquareMouth over the past six months, travelers tend to purchase travel cancellation insurance 53 days before their trip. Meanwhile, travelers without cancellation insurance will purchase a policy approximately 16 days before their trip.

Source: Square Mouth

Average cost of travel insurance by age

A traveler’s age is an important factor in determining the cost of travel insurance. The older a traveler, the higher the cost associated with travel. For example, an older traveler may need more insurance for health-related emergencies than a millennial.

When calculating your travel insurance premium, travel insurance providers consider the likelihood of a medical emergency.

Source: Square Mouth

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What does travel insurance cover?

Travel insurance can help reimburse non-refundable parts of your trip or help you if you are injured or face an emergency.

Travel insurance policies cover six main elements:

  • Trip Cancellation or Interruption
  • Travel delays
  • Medical expenses during the trip
  • Damaged, delayed or lost baggage
  • Emergency transportation
  • Rental car damage

If you have a credit card, you may already have access to some of these coverages without purchasing a separate travel insurance policy. Many airline credit cards or travel credit cards offer trip cancellation, delay, and baggage coverage. For example, the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards both come with travel coverage, including trip cancellation, interruption and delay coverage, baggage delays, rental cars, accidental death and dismemberment.

Before taking out a travel insurance policy, it is essential to ensure that the conditions correspond to your needs or concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this is especially important – each travel insurance company has unique reimbursement rules and cancellation rules due to this event. Read the fine print of any travel insurance policy before buying it.

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