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Short term life insurance for travel

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If you notice an error or are in doubt, please send a new question by email or ask for an update. Email

Q: I am looking for a short term life insurance that covers international travel.

A: The "Liaison Traveler" policy on the international medical insurance page at provides coverage up to $500,000 of accidental death protection. The policy can be purchased for 3, 6 or 12 months at a time. It is inexpensive; an average policy costs about $40 per month for the maximum $500,000 coverage. The policy also includes up to $500 of trip interruption insurance and up to $250 of lost baggage insurance. The reason for the low cost is that travel accident insurance does not cover death due to natural causes.


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