The travel insurance we love and use
Have a trip coming up? Get a quote from World Nomads Travel Insurance – it’s the only insurance we’ll travel with and have been travelling with for 5+years.
Why Get Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance isn’t just for foreign hospital visits. It covers technology theft, damage, dental emergencies, trip cancellation, lost baggage and so much more. When a friend had her iPad and favorite necklace stolen and World Nomads took care of it, I realized that travel insurance can be used for so much more than just the “worst case scenario” – it can help make situations that suck a lot less stressful too.
After 5+ years of relying on World Nomads for my insurance, I’m just now starting to realize the role it plays in my life abroad. It’s quickly gone from something my professors and parents nagged me to get in college for study abroad, to a required step in my pre-departure checklist. Here are the top reasons why:
Peace of Mind
When you are traveling, everything is new, exciting, and yeah…sometimes risky. While having insurance that will take care of you is no excuse to put yourself in a dangerous situation, I have to admit that when adventure calls – it’s nice to know it’s there just in case something did happen.
You don’t have to know all the details
This is a huge one for me as I have a terrible habit of skipping over the small print. World Nomads has an incredible team of customer service reps, including a chat feature and an “inbox” for messages between yourself and claim experts. I have never had to wait more than 24 hours between asking a question and receiving a response. As someone who hates automated calls and waiting 20+ minutes to speak with a rep, this is a life saver (especially when long distance calling isn’t accessible!).
Friends & Family
There have been more than a few trips where I didn’t see the need for insurance. I didn’t have anything crazy planned, and I was on a tight budget. I realize now that those extra few dollars are worth it so my friends and family can sleep soundly knowing I’ve got a back up plan in case things did get hairy.
Easy to use
World Nomads knows its user base, and it ease of use proves it. Everything makes sense, and there are plenty of easy-to read (as far as insurance documents go) instructions on how to make a claim. You simply put in your dates, countries you plan on visiting and tah-dah….you have a quote. One of the best features? For travelers who struggle to commit to a coming-home-date (*ahem*), you can easily extend your plan online – they’ll even send you a reminder and direction how to do so as your coverage comes to a close.
Worldwide coverage and no limits on adventure
This is probably the biggest reason for coming back to World Nomads time and time again. I believe in travel, and as part of that, I believe in saying “yes” more often than no. Most insurance companies shudder at the thought of their customers diving headfirst into a bungee jump, saddling up to gallop on the beach, or scuba dive in shark-infested waters – but World Nomads gets that with amazing experiences sometimes comes a bit of risk. And they have a whole list of activities they cover to prove it. The two “levels” of coverage reflect their dedication to the adventurous spirit, with the higher level covering everything from rock climbing to whitewater rafting, and the lower level covering less risky activities.