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Buying travel insurance for international travel is a wise decision, especially if you have health conditions that may endanger you quickly such as asthma or other life-threatening conditions. And, as you may know, it becomes increasingly difficult to buy travel insurance as you age. It is wise to buy your policy as soon as you schedule your flights, allowing time to find the proper coverage for your trip. Look first through the insurance companies you know and have policies with. They know you and you’ll have a better chance of working with them. Before signing on the dotted line, be sure to read the travel policy carefully noting benefits and any limitations or exclusions. Due to risk factors for older travelers it can become quite tricky to find policies.  If you are a parent or grandparent keep looking and give yourself plenty of time before your scheduled journey.