When making travel plans, people are always on the hunt for good deals. From travel arrangements to places to visit, and attractions to enjoy, Costco can help get you ready and set to go.
Whether you are planning a solo vacation or traveling with family or friends, costs can add up quickly.
It becomes important to think about adding travel insurance to cover any unexpected mishaps, delays or cancellations if necessary. Even a sprained ankle or a short visit to urgent care can make your trip a bit more expensive than planned and might cause you to interrupt your vacation. Or what if your luggage is visiting a different destination than you?
If you are one of the thousands of people who have a Costco membership, you know they have some great deals when it comes to bulk buying. But they also have travel agents who can help plan your next vacation and even provide you with many discounts for hotels, flights and other expenses. But the question is: Do they have the type of travel medical insurance to meet all your individual needs?
Does Costco Have Travel Insurance?
Costco is known for bulk pricing and great deals. As with any large company, they must cater to the needs of their customers by offering pricing that most people can not only afford, but also feel as though they are getting the best value for their money.
Costco Travel is able to provide families and individuals with comprehensive travel packages that include discounts to many adventures. If you have a family traveling to Disneyland, you can plan the trip a year ahead and pay for it in installments as long as it is paid in full 30 days prior to your first day of vacation.
After speaking with our overall plan experts, the plan Costco offers is more of a domestic trip insurance plan with not as much medical insurance available should you need more medical care during your travels. The plans offered may be good for younger people who are in good health and, for the most part, travel domestically as opposed to senior citizens.
If you are traveling outside the U.S., medical insurance is too limited for international travel and prices spike up for senior travelers. What we found in our research is that even though age does play a role in the cost of insurance, the prices almost double, yet the benefits don’t change through Cover-More for senior citizens.
It may be a wise idea to do some research into other options to see what is best for not only your age but for your individual needs, or any pre-existing issues or medical conditions.
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When you start your research it’s best to find a reputable global travel insurance marketplace where you can view and compare plans to make a decision based solely on your needs.
Some of the plans we offer cover Covid concerns, medical issues, rental cars, luggage loss, flight delays or cancellations, or even a Cancel For Any Reason add-on should you find you are unable to go or just need to bow out.
A really good option for seniors is our GlobeHopper Senior plan. Patriot International is also a great option that provides comprehensive coverage, includes acute onset of pre-existing conditions coverage for travelers, and also offers Covid coverage. Simply fill out the form and you’ll receive a quote and an option to purchase. Or compare it to some of our other plans to find the one that’s best for you.