Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/geoffwhitmore/2018/09/11/should-you-buy-travel-insurance-before-a-trip/#5ac5b2146c8b
You might think the two largest decisions you need to make when booking a trip is how you’re going to get there and where you’re going to stay. Whether or not you buy travel insurance is another question worth asking. In many cases, getting travel insurance is a good decision to cover your non-refundable travel expenses. I’ll explain why.
When to Buy Travel Insurance
While you’re never required to buy travel insurance, it’s a good idea for more expensive trips. The last thing you want to see is thousands of dollars in non-refundable purchases evaporate because of an unforeseen event.
You can follow these below tips to you help you decide when travel insurance is worth it.
Book Within 15 Days of Trip Purchase
To qualify for full coverage, you almost always have to buy travel insurance within 15 days of booking your trip. Waiting until the last minute to add a policy gives the impression to the insurance provider that you’re trying to game the system.