One of the things I posted about in my checklist of things to do before a trip was finding travel insurance (specifically, insurance that would cover health emergencies while I’m abroad, even though it’s not completely “travel health insurance”).
World Nomads Travel Insurance Reviews
After sorting through numerous websites and reviews, we’ve settled on World Nomads travel insurance.
World Nomads travel insurance has competitive prices and what seems to be a solid policy. I’ve read a number of posts and reviews by people who have actually had to made claims on their World Nomads travel insurance policies. (To me it doesn’t help to read reviews by folks who’ve never made a claim.) Turns out World Nomads travel insurance has, for the most part, been extremely helpful, according to the reviews.
That is, in the World Nomads Travel Insurance Reviews, people said that they had good success on their claims. World Nomads reviews included claims for a dropped camcorder, lost jacket, and other valuables.
World Nomads Reviews: Take 2
Of all of the Worlds Nomads reviews I read, there was only one bad one.
There was one complaint by a person who was angry that World Nomads travel insurance didn’t pay a claim on a stolen backpack because it was “unattended.” But the complaint was the exception, and most people had positive things to say in their World Nomads travel insurance reviews.
My Personal World Nomads Review
Update: We used World Nomads travel insurance for the entirety of our trip abroad. My overall review is that it was good. We luckily never had to make a claim, but knowing that the World Nomad reviews were positive we felt that if we had been in trouble World Nomads would have been there to help. Thus, while our personal experience with World Nomads was positive, it’s probably more important to note that other World Nomads travel insurance reviews were good.
To Buy World Nomads Travel Insurance
It was really easy (and quick) to buy World Nomads travel insurance. We just went to their site, entered our information and credit card number and they emailed us our policy.
photo credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³
I was even happier to read that World Nomads Travel Insurance is doing their part to give back. World Nomads offers you the chance to contribute to various social, health, and educational programs when you make your purchase. On their website World Nomads writes:
“If you think you are too small to make a difference you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito.”
In 2007, WorldNomads.com and our customers funded 300 sight-saving surgeries, built a primary school and repaired another, trained over 200 teachers and helped 40 kids get through school, gave a whole village solar-lighting, installed water and sanitation facilities in 3 schools and 2 villages, provided educational supplies in 4 schools and medicines to 3 communities and 4 orphanages, helped create two kitchen gardens and buy 300 egg-laying chickens, built capture fog-nets for fresh drinking water and provided a safe-home for girls of sex workers.
Also from the World Nomads travel insurance site:
5 things you should know about World Nomads Travel Insurance
- How do I make a claim? With World Nomads Travel Insurance you can claim online even if you are still travelling. And if you don’t entirely trust insurance companies, have a look at how World Nomads have helped some of their travellers.
- Who can buy it? World Nomads Travel Insurance is available to residents of over 150 countries.
- Extend your cover Had a change of travel plans? Unlike other policies, World Nomads allows you to extend your policy indefinitely. Because it’s online, you can do it 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
- What can I do? World Nomads cover most adventure sports from bungee jumping in New Zealand to white-water rafting in Colorado.
- How do I buy it? You can only buy World Nomads policies online using a credit card.
With the countdown to Argentina at 12 days, I’m getting more and more excited. We still have a few things to get squared away (like banking) — so we’ll continue to keep you updated on our preparations!