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Travel insurance: 'Beware' doesn't mean 'don't buy'

Travel insurance: 'Beware' doesn't mean 'don't buy'

"Flyer Beware" is the heading of a new report on travel insurance, not "Don't Buy." Although some writers have picked up on the report as a recommendation to avoid travel insurance, generally, that really isn't the case. Instead, the report focuses on the insurance policies that airlines and online travel agencies (OTA) offer automatically during the buying process for air tickets. The report was compiled by the office of Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and what it really says is that those policies, typically offered as an "opt in, opt out" choice after you've selected a flight, may not be a good buy: They are often overpriced, more restrictive, or both, than...

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