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Travel Insurance

Discussion in 'Vacation Travel Information' started by SandyPGravel, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. SandyPGravel

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    Does anyone have experience with travel insurance through this company? We usually book our travel through our CC that has included travel insurance. But this time I had enough miles to book through a different card with no cash involved:cheer:. Travel is in February and we are in the upper midwest so weather is a possible concern for travel interruption.

    https://www.tradingplaces.com/exchange/timeshare-insurance/

    Any insight is appreciated!!

    TIA
     
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    Trading Places is a timeshare exchange company and they use CSA as their travel insurance offering.

    Just go directly onto the CSA website and get the travel insurance.

    They are good, though fortunately, I have never had to file a claim. I use them all the time for all our travel- including BOTH NON-timeshare travel and Timeshare Travel (they cover maintenance fees)
     
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    Thank you. I didn't realize when I found this TI that I wasn't on the provider's web site. Thanx for the heads up. Last thing I need is an exchange company having my info. I tried to Google timeshare travel insurance and trading places is what came up.
     
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    We too have always used CSA for insurance on our trips. CSA rebranded to their parent company GENERALI so its just gotten better. They now offer more plans and finally their website www.generalitravelinsurance.com is improved over that old site CSA had.
     
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    Before buying a travel policy, check out if one of your CC's offers coverage.
    Many, especially those offering travel points or miles, will cover travel-expenses paid with their cards.

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    This must be very new. I just got travel insurance through the original CSA website.

    Best to check to make sure the policies are the same as they were- especially for coverage of the timeshare maintenance fees if that is what you are concerned about.

    Also- for rentals (like with Home Away or timeshare rentals through an owner)- it looks like the link below is still good. I have used this before as well.

    http://www.vacationrentalinsurance.com/
     
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    My concern is I "bought" my airfare with CC miles. If we had used the Chase Sapphire Reserve card we would be covered, but I don't think Capital One includes travelers insurance. (At least I haven't been able to find it.) But since I didn't "pay" for my airfare, even if Cap One purchases had TI, I don't know if it would be covered. (Does that make sense?o_O) Since I was looking to buy TI, I figured I would look for a policy that covered MF.
     
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    I don't see any mention of Timeshare coverage. Do you include the cost of MF in total trip cost? I sent them an inquiry email, hopefully they respond. I guess I should only be concerned about the airfare cost, because I have never gotten TI in the past to cover MF.
     
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    You have to look at the plan- not just the plan details but the entire fine print of the policy description. You can get them on the website and it will state the coverage of maintenance fees for timeshares there.

    It covers maintenance and exchange fees. It is under the section "Payment" page 13 of the standard contract. I just checked on line.
     
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