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7 Things You Should Know About Travel Insurance

Posted in: Ecuador Travel, Our Perspective

Update (May 13, 2014): We published a new post entitled: 7 Travel Insurance Options for Expats & Travelers

As you consider all the great reasons to travel, its important to take a few minutes to consider the more boring, side of travel: travel insurance.

Trying to evaluate a travel insurance provider can be confusing and frustrating. As you know, we use and recommend WorldNomads. Here are seven things you should know about

What You Should Know About Travel Insurance

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters: is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.
  2. Value for money with the cover you need: provides cover for what’s important for travellers from over 150 countries. By focussing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
  3. Flexibility when you need it most:Had a change of plans? You can extend your policy indefinitely or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.
  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities:From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
  5. World Nomads keeps you traveling safely:All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
  6. More than just great value travel insurance: All members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service: We want to make sure you get the most from You can find out more about what is covered and the 5 key parts of a World Nomads’ travel insurance policy.

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Bryan Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. He is a travel blogger and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Travel.

6 comments… add one
  • Sandy Armstrong Dec 26, 2014, 5:14 pm

    thanks for the cool videos especially the restaurant tip on El Sabor de las Costenitos and the electrical shower info!!! We ran into the same scenario when we visited Argentina many years ago. I am an English as Second Language teacher who is coming to Cuenca in January to teach some English classes. I wonder if you know or could find out for me if the University of Cuenca or the public library system there has some ESL related resources that I could borrow to help students learn English. Phone # for the University is 593-7405-1000 (no English on telephone directory).
    If you could help with this I would be so grateful!!

  • Don Smith Mar 24, 2013, 9:19 pm

    I have arrived in Ecuador with a pensioner visa and my travel insurance runs out at the end of April. What do expats do for medical coverage when they are now
    living permanently in Ecuador?

    • Bryan Haines Mar 24, 2013, 9:22 pm

      We purchased private insurance – but only after living here for a few years. Medical costs are relatively low – we pay from $20-35 for a doctors appointment.

  • Geoff Clarke Feb 17, 2012, 2:57 pm

    Great article Bryan.
    I’ve just booked a flight to the U.K. and learned that the wedding I was going to has been postponed (cold feet by the groom)! My trip cancellation insurance didn’t cover it. Do you know of any insurance coverage that would have covered this situation?

    • Bryan Haines Feb 17, 2012, 3:24 pm

      Hey Geoff – sorry, I don’t know. Thats a pretty unusual circumstance. I think you should take the trip and enjoy the UK!

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