What are my options, as a U.S. citizen, for insuring professional equipment (camera and laptop, specifically) while traveling outside of the U.S.? Most of the traveler's insurance policies I've found have a very low coverage for personal items (usually $500 to $1000; the highest being $3000). This makes me wonder if there are better options specifically for covering damage or theft of such equipment. Lets say the equipment I carry with me has a new value of up to US$10,000.
There is a slew of travel insurance companies the most known of which is:
Depending who you book your travel arrangements through you can buy insurance from them but if not follow the link I posted they can do that for you. If not take a look at this:
I use World Nomads for my world wide insurance, and I was a UK resident, so all good to use. They allow you to specify the value of individual extras - I specified my SLR, Kindle and Netbook, and the policy cost adjusts accordingly. Seemed fair.