So when I was prompted with the question whether I would be interested in purchasing additional travel insurance on top of the $5,000 I just paid for round trip overseas plane tickets, I immediately exited the website and turned off my computer in an angry huff. But being the skeptic that I am, I returned to the question the next day and found myself reading a travel insurance review.
Before I purchase anything, from tomatoes at the farmers market to cell phone plans, I conduct a thorough review. And nowadays we have the convenience of the internet.
This, fortunately, does not require us to call and pester our neighbors and cousins with questions. So after I have read the general product descriptions and scanned the prices, I want to know what other people have to say about the product. This is, in my opinion is the great thing about doing a travel insurance review.
I don’t want to minimize the time I spend conducting a travel insurance review of benefits and prices, but in general I know what I need, and can quickly sift through to find two or three products that fit my requirements.
But, the key piece of information that most often convinces me to purchase one product over another is based on feedback that I have gotten from other customers. To me the feedback is the real seller when conducting a travel insurance review.
Often, on the internet, it is difficult to avoid getting feedback from the sellers of the actual products themselves. This is, for the most part, what you will find when you do a search for a travel insurance review.
The guys purporting to ‘review’ various products obviously have an interest in you purchasing something, unlike your neighbors and your cousins. That is unless they are in insurance. So, bias can affect travel insurance review or any review for that matter.
Not only a Travel Insurance Review
Do your research and you can easily determine which websites are platforms for selling policies and which are generally there to provide the public with information. Just look at the site, it provides general information about Travel Insurance and provides a of travel insurance reviews, but doesn’t sell anything directly.
Before I buy anything I read as many real customer reviews as I can. The more I read the better feel I can get for the product and for the website. Sitting on the couch in front of your computer all night reading reviews might sound easier than calling up your neighbors and your cousins, but it is actually a little more challenging. You see a proper travel insurance review takes a little time, kind of like being a detective.
It is hard for me to suppress my skepticism as I read as to how many of those customer reviews are fake. But my instincts are good, and it does not take a genius to figure out that too many excellent reviews for any kind of insurance is a high improbability.
In the end a travel insurance review provided by real customers is important information to help determine whether a policy is worth your money.