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Good to know : credit card insurance can be useful when travelling

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Whether you travel for business or pleasure there are a number of things that can crop up to cause you to adjust plans and often pay more to get where you need to go when you need to be there.

Did you know that your credit card company may be able to help you out in paying for a number of those ‘just in case’ scenarios? Here’s a few ways your credit cards may come in handy when you are traveling:

When you first book your travel plans, you are completely intending to follow through with them. No one books a trip they don’t plan on taking, right? But that doesn’t mean life will see things the same way you do. From illnesses to deaths in the family to other unforeseen problems, there are a number of reasons you may have to change your travel plans at the last minute.

If you didn’t purchase travel insurance and one of these eventualities comes true, you could find yourself in a world of hurt. Many travel companies will take all of your money, or charge you a massive fee to be able to shift your reservations to another time. The only exception is if you have travel insurance. Travel insurance will cover most eventualities and allow you to change your travel information at nearly a moment’s notice, if you must.

Your credit card may have it for you. This is a great time to better get to know the perks your credit card company offers. Many companies have added benefits for members. Often one of these is travel insurance that will kick in as soon as you make a purchase of travel documents on that credit card.

When you are renting a car during your travels, many rental agencies want you to either have very high-level insurance coverage or purchase their rental car insurance. This is another time that your credit card company may be helpful. Many companies have their own rental car insurance plan that will kick in as soon as you pay for the rental on that card. That will save you money on their insurance policy.