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Squaremouth’s Zero Complaint Team Reduces the Number of Travel Insurance Claim Denials

Published by June 27, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL June 26, 2012 – Travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com expands the availability of information on its website relating to its longstanding Zero Complaint Guarantee. The new section provides detailed information documenting customer complaints resolved by Squaremouth’s Zero Complaint Team. Squaremouth’s Zero Complaint Guarantee provides mediation between insurance providers and customers who may […]

It’s Too Late to Buy Travel Insurance for Tropical Storm Debby, Squaremouth Warns

Published by June 26, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL June 26, 2012 – Travelers heading to the Gulf Coast may be more inclined to purchase travel insurance as Tropical Storm Debby continues to drench Florida, but comparison site Squaremouth.com warns it’s too late to purchase coverage. “Once a tropical storm is named, insurance providers will not cover any new policies for […]

MH Ross, Ken from UT – Travel Insurance Complaints

Published by June 22, 2012

Travel Insurance Provider: MH Ross Plan Name: Advantage Asset Premium: $1559.00 Customer: Ken from UT Case Open Date: December 7, 2011 Amount Received: $564.28 Original Claim: Ken from UT purchased a MH Ross Advantage Asset travel insurance policy for $1559.00. He cancelled a portion of his trip due to his traveling companion’s injury before the […]

Tampa Bay Business Journal June 15, 2012 – Fast 50 finalists announced

Published by June 21, 2012

The finalists for the upcoming Fast 50 Awards presented by the Tampa Bay Business Journal have been determined. Companies made the list based on revenue growth documented by CBIZ Kirkland Russ Murphy & Tapp, a public accounting firm based in Clearwater. See the full article from the Tampa Bay Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/blog/morning-edition/2012/06/fast-50-finalists-announced.html This is Squaremouth’s second consecutive […]

How Having a Good Time Can Be Bad for Travel Insurance, Warns Squaremouth.com

Published by June 18, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL June 18, 2012 – As summer travelers are ordering an extra drink or participating in a cruise excursion they may be voiding their travel insurance policy, warns travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com. “Losses caused by intoxication or extreme sports are often excluded from travel insurance coverage,” says Squaremouth Marketing Manager Anna Coats. […]

Travel Insured International, Wayne from TX – Travel Insurance Complaints

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Travel Insurance Provider: Travel Insured International Plan Name: Trip Protector Lite Expanded Premium: $828.00 Customer: Wayne from TX Case Open Date: May 1, 2012 Amount Received: $13,870.00 Original Claim: Wayne from TX purchased a Travel Insured International Trip Protector Lite Expanded travel insurance policy for $828.00. He cancelled his trip due to his traveling companion’s […]

CBS This Morning, June 15th 2012 – Travel insurance: Everything you need to know

Published by June 15, 2012

(CBS News) From grounded cruise ships, to airline bankruptcies and mergers, to a hurricane season that’s starting early – travel isn’t always smooth sailing. “A very good shopping opportunity…Squaremouth.com… interrupts the language of the [travel insurance] policies to help you out.” See the full video from CBS This Morning: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57453909/travel-insurance-everything-you-need-to-know/?tag=mncol;lst;1

Travel + Leisure, February 15th 2012 – Sea Sick: T+L Takes on the Norovirus

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One way to hedge against such complications is travel insurance. After years of fielding letters from travelers whose plans were derailed by illness and accidents, I highly recommend buying travel insurance any time you’ve got more money paid for a trip than you want to give up. Sites such as Squaremouth.com, InsureMyTrip.com and Quotewright.com sells package policies that will reimburse you […]

MH Ross, Randy from NY – Travel Insurance Complaint

Published by June 8, 2012

Travel Insurance Provider: MH Ross Plan Name: Asset Plus Premium: $46.00 Customer: Randy from NY Case Open Date: October 14, 2011 Original Claim Amount: $1,374 Amount Received: $0 Original Claim: Randy from NY purchased MH Ross’s Asset Plus for $46.00. He cancelled his trip due to a pre-existing medical condition. The traveler initiated Squaremouth’s Zero Complaint Guarantee after the […]

Tampa Bay Times, June 3rd 2012 – Travel insurance helps put the what-ifs to bed

Published by June 4, 2012

Harvey says he believes buying too much insurance often happens because of too little comparison shopping by travelers among the insurance policies and their rates. “Travel insurers, like other companies, have target demographics,” he said, and much of this is based on age, so that the same provisions are likely to have different costs for […]

Wall Street Journal, June 1st 2012 – A Student-Travel Cheat Sheet

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Health insurance. Many U.S. health plans offer little or no coverage when you are outside the U.S. or may impose time limits on coverage, so most formal study-abroad programs include a health plan. If your time abroad is more open-ended, you might need to purchase travel insurance or international medical coverage, which generally costs a young […]

Squaremouth Names Top Travel Insurance Providers for April 2012

Published by June 1, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL June 1, 2012 – Travel Insured International takes the top spot in US travel insurance sales for April according to comparison site Squaremouth.com. Travel Insured International has led the market in overall premium sold every month this year, and continues its reign by capturing 19.75% of the travel insurance market. “Travel Insured […]

Squaremouth Spotlights Travel Insurance Provider Global Alert Administrators

Published by May 30, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 30, 2012 – Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com highlights Global Alert Administrators. Global Alert, whose underwriter carries an “A” rating from AM Best, was the sixth best-selling travel insurance provider on Squaremouth.com for the first quarter of 2012, capturing 7.47% of sales. It held the same ranking at the end […]

MH Ross, Beth from MN – Travel Insurance Complaint

Published by May 24, 2012

Insurance Provider: MH Ross Plan Name: Asset Plus Premium: $224.00 Customer: Beth from MN Case Open Date: November 4, 2011 Original Claim Amount: $2,047.20 Amount Received: $2,047.20 Original Claim: Beth from MN purchased MH Ross’s Asset Plus for $224.00 with the Cancel for Any Reason upgrade. She cancelled her trip using the upgrade. Complaint: MH […]

Travel Insured International, Samuel from CA – Travel Insurance Complaint

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Insurance Provider: Travel Insured International Plan Name: Worldwide Trip Protector Gold Premium: $246.00 Customer: Samuel from CA Case Open Date: March 21, 2012 Original Claim Amount: $1,549.40 Amount Received: $1,549.40 Original Claim: Samuel from CA purchased Travel Insured International’s Worldwide Trip Protector Gold for $246.00. He cancelled his trip due to his traveling companion’s pre-existing […]

Squaremouth.com Named “Cool Office Space”

Published by May 23, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 23, 2012 – When you think about travel insurance, beer kegs, glass walls, and pool tables probably don’t come to mind. However, travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com incorporates all of these ingredients to create a unique culture and modern workplace which has led to its title of “Cool Office Space.” The […]

Washington Post, May 18th 2012 – Travel insurance FAQ: Buying a policy, filing claims and more

Published by May 21, 2012

Where can I buy insurance? You can also buy through a travel agent or a third-party Web site such as Squaremouth, Travel Insurance Review, TripInsuranceStore.comand InsureMyTrip.com. Those sites also make it easy to compare policies. See the full article from the Washington Post at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/travel-insurance-faq-buying-a-policy-filing-claims-and-more/2012/05/17/gIQAn2XSYU_story.html

Squaremouth Names Top Travel Insurance Providers for First Quarter of 2012

Published by May 16, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 16, 2012 – Travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com announces Travel Insured International as the top-selling insurance provider for the first quarter of 2012. Travel Insured has led in overall premium sales every month of the first quarter, with 21.82% of the market in January, 19.31% in February and 18.54% in March. […]

Squaremouth Spotlights Travel Insurance Provider Travelex Insurance Services

Published by May 2, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 30, 2012 – Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com spotlights top-selling provider Travelex Insurance Services. Travelex led 2011 in overall sales, with 19.86% and ranked 3rd in sales for the first quarter of 2012 with 13.59%. The travel insurance provider offers accidental death policies, annual travel insurance, and trip cancellation packages. […]

Squaremouth Spotlights Travel Insurance Provider Seven Corners

Published by April 30, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 30, 2012 – Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com highlights its top-selling provider Seven Corners. During the 1st quarter of 2012, Seven Corners had the highest percentage of travel insurance sales, with 18.30%, an increase of over 8% compared to last year’s overall sales. Seven Corners offers emergency medical benefits and […]

Squaremouth Spotlights Travel Insurance Provider Travel Insured International

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 30, 2012 – Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com highlights industry sales leader Travel Insured International. Since 2008, Travel Insured has lead the travel insurance industry with the highest percentage of premium sold. In the 1st quarter of 2012, it held the top spot in overall premium sold, with 19.76%. The […]

Squaremouth Spotlights Travel Insurance Provider CSA Travel Protection

Published by April 27, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 27, 2012  – Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com highlights top-selling provider CSA Travel Protection. CSA has been sold on the comparison site since 2003 and carries an A- rating from AM Best and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Although it only makes up two of Squaremouth’s 250+ […]

5 Questions to Ask to Prevent Purchasing the Wrong Travel Insurance Policy, Warns Squaremouth

Published by April 24, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 24, 2012 – Purchasing the wrong travel insurance could cost thousands of dollars in unpaid claims. Travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com encourages travelers to fully research all available policies before making a purchase. Travelers should understand why they’re buying insurance and decide the most important scenarios they want covered. Squaremouth identifies […]

USA Today Travel, April 23rd 2012 – How to Look for Inexpensive Travel Insurance

Published by April 23, 2012

Use a travel insurance cost comparison website. Sites such as tripinsurance.com, quotewright.com and squaremouth.com let you compare various travel insurance plans based on the type of travel, how much coverage you want and the types of emergencies the insurance will cover. See the full article from USA Today Travel at: http://traveltips.usatoday.com/look-inexpensive-travel-insurance-103522.html

Ease the Pain of Travel Delays for London Olympic Attendees with Travel Insurance

Published by April 20, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 20, 2012 – As millions of travelers flood London’s airports, airline passengers should prepare themselves for increased delays, advises travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.com. According to the Heathrow Airport website, the Olympics will bring the largest influx of travelers in the airport’s history. The number of travelers passing through the London […]

Squaremouth Names Top Selling Travel Insurance Providers for March 2012

Published by April 19, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 19, 2012 – Travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com names Travel Insured International as its top selling travel insurance provider for March 2012, capturing almost 19% of the market. Travel Insured, who carries an “A” rating with AM Best, has been the top provider every month in 2012, as well as for […]

Fox News, April 13th 2012 – Nothing ‘Square’ About These Offices

Published by April 13, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG – One of America’s fastest growing travel insurance companies is headquartered in St. Petersburg. It’s called Squaremouth. And, if you think their name is unusual, you should see their offices. Truth be told, there are no offices at the headquarters. Most of the walls are made of glass, allowing everyone to see everyone […]

5 Pitfalls Summer Travelers Should Avoid When Buying Travel Insurance

Published by March 31, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 12, 2012 – As travelers finalize summer travel plans, they should examine their travel insurance needs to avoid purchasing the wrong policy. The main reason most travelers purchase travel insurance is to have the ability to cancel an upcoming trip. However, it is important that they understand which scenarios may not […]

Squaremouth Travel Insurance Named a Finalist for Best Places to Work 2012

Published by March 21, 2012

St. Petersburg, FL  March 21, 2012 – Online travel insurance comparison site squaremouth.com has been named a finalist in the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Squaremouth, which started in 2003, is nominated in the 10 to 25 employees category. According to The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s website, “The 2012 […]

It’s Too Late to Buy Travel Insurance for Passengers Stranded by the Direct Air Collapse, Squaremouth Warns

Published by March 19, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 19, 2012 – Last week Direct Air passengers were left stranded at the height of Spring Break travel as the South Carolina-based airline suspended all flights. While future Direct Air passengers may have the urge to purchase travel insurance, online travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.com, warns it’s too late. Even for passengers […]

Squaremouth Names Top Travel Insurance Providers for February 2012

Published by March 14, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL MARCH 14, 2012 – Travel Insured International, who was the top selling travel insurance provider for the year of 2011 and also January 2012, maintained the top spot in February with almost 20% of the overall market according to Squaremouth.com, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site. “Travel Insured International continues to […]

Squaremouth Launches Policies from Trawick International

Published by March 13, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 12, 2012 – Squaremouth, a travel insurance comparison site, announces the addition of Trawick International to its list of travel insurance providers. Travelers can now choose from 17 providers with over 250 different travel insurance policies. “This is a great new partnership for Trawick International and we are delighted to be […]