Travel Insurance Rates Today: July 5, 2022

The average cost of travel insurance continues to increase in July. Last week, the average cost of travel insurance was $259.52. As of July 5, 2022, the average premium for travel insurance is $264.10 per trip, according to data from SquareMouth, a travel insurance agency.

Of course, several factors will influence your premium. Older travelers, trips with more travelers, and expensive trips will increase the cost of travel insurance.

Travel insurance weekly rates at a glance:

Average premium: $264.10 (per trip)

Average trip cost: $6,004.51

Average trip length: 17 days

Average cost of travel insurance by trip

The more you spend on your hotels, flights, and pre-booked activities, and the longer you’re traveling, the more you’ll spend to insure your trip.

According to the US Travel Insurance Association, “travel insurance generally costs from 4% to 8% of the total trip. Cost is based on the length of trip, destination, and age of the policyholder.”

Source: SquareMouth

When controlled for cost, the destination doesn’t change how much you’ll spend to insure your trip. It’s worth noting that some countries are naturally more expensive with flight and lodging costs, which could ultimately increase your travel insurance costs.

Here’s how the prices stack up:

Source: SquareMouth

When people are buying travel insurance

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

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

Source: SquareMouth

Average cost of travel insurance by age

A traveler’s age is a significant factor in determining the cost of travel insurance. The older a traveler is, the more cost is associated with the trip. For instance, senior travelers 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: SquareMouth

What does travel insurance cover?

Travel insurance can help reimburse you for non-refundable parts of your trip or help you if you’re injured or face an emergency. Travel insurance policies cover six main things:

  • Trip cancellation or interruption
  • Trip delays
  • Medical costs while traveling
  • Baggage damage, delays, or loss
  • 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 come with trip cancellation, delay coverage, and baggage coverage. For example, the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards both come with some travel coverage, including trip cancellation, interruption, and delay coverage, baggage delays, rental cars, accidental death, and dismemberment coverage.

Before getting a travel insurance policy, it’s essential to make sure that the terms match your needs or concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s 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 purchasing.

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