Travel Insurance Tips For Ski Trips From

Jan 06, 2010, 15:39 ET from

WARWICK, R.I., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Record snowfalls in parts of North America and Europe have snow bunnies everywhere heading for the slopes. But before you go, protect your ski or snow boarding adventure with travel insurance.

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The most important part of planning your ski vacation is preparing for the unexpected. Ask yourself for instance, what happens if:

  • Your equipment is lost, stolen, damaged or delayed en route?
  • You need rental equipment to replace your own damaged or delayed equipment?
  • You don't have overseas medical coverage?
  • You're injured and require medical evacuation services?
  • Your trip is cancelled or delayed due to bad weather?

While travel insurance can't predict or prevent these things from happening to you, it can help when you most need it.

Package Plans: These plans offer the broadest protection, including coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, baggage and travel delay, as well as medical and emergency evacuation. They're available for either domestic or international travel.

Travel Medical: Providing emergency medical coverage in the event of injury or illness, travel medical insurance policies are the most popular plans purchased by travelers going abroad. These plans also provide emergency medical evacuation coverage for transport to a proper care facility and can be purchased for travel up to a year in length.

Medical Evacuation: This coverage can be purchased as a stand alone policy or it may be included in comprehensive travel policies. It provides evacuation to the nearest appropriate care facility or, in some cases, to your hospital of choice depending on the company and plan.

Equipment coverage: Equipment coverage is only included in a Package Plan. Considered part of the Baggage coverage, it protects you if your ski equipment is lost, stolen or damaged. Some plans also include rental reimbursement should your equipment fall victim to these events.

To learn more about the protection plans that best suit your travel needs, visit online or call (800) 487-4722 to speak with a licensed travel insurance professional. Whether you simply need one question answered or would like step-by-step assistance selecting a travel insurance policy, InsureMyTrip's expert Customer Care representatives are waiting for your call Monday through Friday 7 AM to Midnight, Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM ET.


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