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Squaremouth Announces the Launch of Products from RoamRight

Published by November 26, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL November 26, 2012 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, is pleased to announce the launch of products from its newest provider, RoamRight. Customers can now view and compare plans from 22 top travel insurance providers on squaremouth.com. “Because the coverage needs of travelers vary, we want our site to include a wide variety […]

The Five Biggest Mistakes Made When Buying Travel Insurance

Published by November 20, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – November 20, 2012 – Because the language is legal in nature, deciphering the definitions and exclusions of travel insurance policies can be difficult. Squaremouth, America’s fastest-growing travel insurance comparison site, regularly receives policy questions because of this. The following list provides the most common mistakes made when purchasing travel insurance in […]

Squaremouth Experts Demystify “Emergency Medical” Coverage

Published by November 13, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – November 13, 2012 – As the holiday travel season approaches, many travelers will purchase travel insurance to protect their vacation dollars. In addition to cancellation and delay benefits, medical coverage is often a primary concern. For international travelers, emergency medical coverage is one of the most sought-after benefits. The coverage available with […]

Hurricane Sandy Leaves Many Questioning the Value of Travel Insurance

Published by November 9, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL November 9, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy left a path of devastation, killing 50 and causing an estimated $50 billion in damage.  In the storm’s aftermath, many affected vacationers with travel insurance policies have found out the hard way that they did not have the coverage they thought they had. Squaremouth, America’s fastest-growing […]

Hurricane Sandy – What Travelers Need to Know

Published by October 31, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL October 31, 2012 – With a full month remaining for the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison website, offers travelers essential tips and terms to help understand hurricane coverage. “Often, travelers are unaware of the full range of benefits in a policy,” says Chris Harvey, CEO of […]

Travelers with Homes in Superstorm Sandy’s Path, Travel Insurance May Help, Says Squaremouth

Published by October 30, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL October 30, 2012 – As Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic coast, millions of people are evacuating their homes to avoid the potential path of destruction. Major modes of transportation, including subway and bus services, and thousands of scheduled flights have been cancelled. Travelers who reside in the storm’s path may need to […]

Squaremouth Weighs in on Hurricane Sandy’s Airline Havoc

Published by October 29, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – October 29, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy is expected to hammer the Eastern seaboard early tomorrow with torrential rains and winds exceeding 90mph. In preparation for anticipated power outages and storm surges, thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed, leaving countless travelers with expensive losses. According to travel insurance comparison site, […]

USA Today, October 29th 2012 – Strategies for Storm-Tossed Travelers

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See the full article from USA Today at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2012/10/29/hurricane-sandy-travel-advice-airlines/1665373/ 9:23AM EDT October 29. 2012 – As Hurricane Sandy gains strength and takes aim at a wide swath of the East Coast, the menacing storm has already shredded travel plans from Hawaii to Europe – and options are decidedly limited for those trying to get out of or […]

Squaremouth Launches Products from VacationGuard

Published by October 23, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – October 23, 2012 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, is proud to announce the launch of the Vacation Pro plan from its newest provider, VacationGuard. As VacationGuard’s most popular leisure travel protection plan, Vacation Pro offers full trip cancellation and interruption, as well as many other popular benefits. VacationGuard’s […]

After American Airlines Seat Issue, Squaremouth Asks Providers What Constitutes “Mechanical Failure”

Published by October 16, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – October 16, 2012 – Recently, American Airlines was forced to ground 48 of its Boeing 757 planes for inspection after faulty brackets that secure airplane seats to the floor came loose. Hundreds of passengers consequently faced disruptive travel delays and interruptions.  While delay and interruption are some of the most popular […]

Travelers May Not Have Medical Coverage for Athletic Competition, Says Squaremouth

Published by October 11, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL- October 11, 2012 – As the summer months fade, cooler weather is enjoyed by many – particularly runners and cyclists. October and November are busy months for road races, prompting athletes to travel both domestically and internationally to participate in events. Emergency medical insurance is especially important for athletes. Unfortunately, many health […]

Squaremouth, Launches Policies from Azimuth Risk Solutions

Published by October 4, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL October 4, 2012 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, is proud to announce the launch of the Beacon Series of products from its newest provider, Azimuth Risk Solutions.  Azimuth, underwritten by Lloyds of London, carries an AM Best rating of “Excellent” and joins the ranks of 20 other quality providers on the site. […]

Rental Fraud May Not Be Covered by Travel Insurance, Warns Squaremouth

Published by October 2, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL October 2, 2012 -Vacation rental fraud schemes are similar to other online scams. Criminals take advantage of travelers looking for affordable rental options by creating fraudulent listings for rental properties. After the traveler pays for the rental and arrives at the destination, they find that the property does not exist or that […]

Travelers Often Unaware of Voided Terrorism Benefits, Says Squaremouth

Published by September 25, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL September 25, 2012 – The recent terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, which left the ambassador and three other Americans dead, is an unfortunate reminder of the continued violence of the region. It is critical that Americans take extra precautions when traveling to countries with Department of State travel warnings, […]

Squaremouth Names Top Travel Insurance Providers for August 2012

Published by September 21, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL September 21, 2012 – Travel insurance comparison site, squaremouth.com, names Travel Insured International as its top selling travel insurance provider for August 2012. The provider captured 20.02% of overall premium sales for the month of August and leads in total premium sales for the year, at 19.94%. Travel Insured International, which carries […]

Fox Business, August 14th 2012 – What Happens When You Get Sick Overseas?

Published by August 27, 2012

See the full article from Fox Business at: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/08/13/what-happens-when-get-sick-overseas/ …according to Chris Harvey, chief executive of travel insurance website SquareMouth.com, Medicare doesn’t cover most illnesses or injuries that happen abroad. There are two kinds of medical travel insurance: travel medical and medical evacuation. Typically they are sold as package policies and also include trip cancellation and […]

When Weather Damages Homes While Travelers Are Away, Travel Insurance May Help.

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL August 27, 2012 – As Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way across the Caribbean, travelers with destination plans in the storm’s path will face inevitable cancellations and delays. Many travel insurance plans include hurricane and weather benefits for disruptions due to adverse weather at a traveler’s destination. However, what happens when a […]

Wind Jet’s Failure Leaves Travelers Stranded – Could Travel Insurance Help?

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL August 27, 2012 – The bankruptcy of Wind Jet, a Sicily-based air carrier, has left hundreds of airline passengers stranded during Italy’s peak travel period. Many expected that European Airline, Atalia, would purchase the struggling carrier. However, negotiations fell through after Wind Jet failed to disclose requested financial records. Italy’s aviation authority […]

It’s Too Late To Purchase Travel Insurance for Tropical Storm Isaac, Warns Squaremouth

Published by August 24, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL August 24, 2012 – Increased Atlantic activity continues to churn out storms for 2012. On Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center christened Isaac, the ninth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Because of this, travelers considering purchasing insurance for the storm should save their money. According to travel insurance comparison website, Squaremouth.com, […]

Reduction in Airport Baggage Mishaps May Render Baggage Loss Coverage Less Necessary, Explains Squaremouth

Published by August 20, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL August 20, 2012 – The 2012 Baggage Report recently produced by SITA, a leader in travel industry research, indicates that airport luggage mishaps are the lowest they’ve been in years. According to travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, the loss or delay of baggage is often a concern for travelers. However, this recent […]

It is too Late to Purchase Insurance for Tropical Storm Ernesto, Advises Squaremouth

Published by August 4, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL August 3, 2012 – According to travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, it is too late to purchase insurance for tropical storm Ernesto. The fifth storm of the Atlantic season was named as it moved toward the eastern Caribbean yesterday. According to storm models, Ernesto’s maximum sustained winds are currently close to 50 […]

It’s Too Late To Purchase Travel Insurance For Possible Airline Strike, Advises Squaremouth

Published by July 30, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL July 30, 2012 -It is too late to purchase travel insurance for the potential strike of United Airlines, warns travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth. In the event of a strike, travelers may mistakenly believe that travel insurance will protect them from associated losses. While many policies do cover strikes, there are restrictions. […]

Squaremouth Advises Travelers To Review Limitations of Terrorist Coverage Before Purchasing Travel Insurance

Published by July 24, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL July 24, 2012 -The 2012 Summer Games in London are expected to draw massive crowds, including millions of spectators, athletes and coaches. Unfortunately, such crowds present a potential target for terrorists. As many prepare to travel to London to watch the events, Squaremouth.com, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison website, has experienced […]

Don’t Purchase Unnecessary Travel Insurance When Visiting Europe, Advises Squaremouth

Published by July 17, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL July 17, 2012 – With the approaching 2012 Olympics, many people are preparing to travel to London to watch the games. Squaremouth.com, a travel insurance comparison site, has recently received many questions regarding travel requirements for European countries. “Many travelers are confused whether visas or medical insurance are required for their trips,” […]

Wall Street Journal, June 30th 2012 – Find Care on Vacation

Published by July 5, 2012

…Some group health plans may cover a medical evacuation, says Susan Pisano, spokeswoman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group in Washington. One option is to buy travel insurance, which typically runs 5% to 7% of your trip’s total cost. Travel insurance for medical needs is usually offered as part of a package including […]