|This would provide coverage if your personal belongings are lost, stolen or damaged during the trip. |
To insure $1,000 worth of personal belongings for a week, it would cost roughly $50 per year.
Before purchasing this type of coverage, find out how much insurance the airline or trip operator provides for your belongings.
Also, check your homeowners or renters policy. It will usually provide coverage for off-premises theft. Therefore, if your luggage is stolen, your insurer will pay to replace it, less the deductible.
If you are traveling with expensive electronic equipment, jewelry or sporting gear, it might be more cost-effective to purchase a floater or endorsement to your homeowners or renters policy. The cost to insure a $1,000 ring would be between $10 and $40 annually. This would provide full coverage for the item, anywhere in the world, usually for one year.