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Taking a vacation can be a great way to spend time off with friends and family. Unfortunately, a trip can be cancelled for any number of reasons. Because of this, and due to the significant upfront costs that come with booking a trip, it would be a good idea to purchase a trip insurance policy. This will provide you with coverage in the event that either you, or one of the vendors, has to cancel the trip for a covered reason.
If your trip is cancelled and you have to file a claim, the insurance company will likely need to receive copies of your receipts. While providing the receipts can be a burden, there are several reasons why the insurance provider will need to request and receive copies of your receipts.
Verify Expense Amounts
One of the main reasons why a travel insurance provider would ask for receipts is to verify expenses that you incurred. The amount of money that you are eligible to receive is normally equal to the amount of money that you spent and insured (if your trip cost) or minus a deductible if applicable for medical emergencies. Depending on the situation, the insurance provider may also find additional expenses that are eligible for reimbursement, which you were not aware of. This can help to maximize your total refund. Because of this, it would be a good idea to submit all travel-related expenses.
The insurance companies will also want to receive receipts to help prevent fraud. Like other forms of insurance, people do sometimes attempt to file fraudulent claims in their names or using other people’s names. To help reduce the risk of fraud, the insurance company will want to receive all of the original receipts from your airlines, hotel, and rental car agency. They will then be able to compare the names on the final bills to the names on the reservations. This will help to prevent them from sending money to a party that is trying to defraud you and the insurance company.
Track Claims for Statistical Purposes
Another reason why a trip insurance provider would want to receive receipts is for statistical purposes. Whenever a trip protection service provider gives a policy, they are taking on the risk of certain vendors fulfilling their obligations. Because of this, they will want to know which vendors, such as airlines or rental car providers, are more likely to cancel reservations than others. They also like to keep track of which benefits are triggered in claims scenarios more than others and then break those numbers down by traveler ages, locations and destinations so they can continually build the right insurance products going forward.