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Squaremouth Honored on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

Published by August 20, 2013

Squaremouth, a website that compares travel insurance products from every major US travel insurance provider, was recently honored as part of Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in America. Coming in at number 2,321, Squaremouth has grown 157% over the past three years. Company Profile 3-Year Growth: 157% 2012 Revenue: $2.7 million […]

Travel Insurance Coverage in Question After U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert Over Terrorism Threats, Says Squaremouth

Published by August 3, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL August 3, 2013 – Following the U.S. State Department’s announcement of al Qaeda-related terrorism threats abroad, many travelers are questioning if travel insurance can help when threats of terrorism compromise travel safety. In an effort to clarify travel insurance coverage, Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, is requesting position statements […]

Provider Position Statements for U.S. Global Travel Alert

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Squaremouth’s travel insurance providers have provided the following position statements to help travelers better understand how travel insurance coverage applies to the U.S. Global Travel Alert that was announced Friday, August 2, 2013. Squaremouth will continue to update this information as it becomes available. iTravelInsured – iTravelInsured plans provide coverage for the peril of a terrorist incident as defined […]

The Fine Print: What’s Not Covered by Travel Insurance, Warns Squaremouth

Published by July 22, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL July 22, 2013 – Travel insurance doesn’t cover everything, and navigating the fine print in travel insurance can be difficult, even for the most seasoned travelers. The frustration of not knowing what’s covered can be easily avoided when travelers know what to look for. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, […]

Tropical Storm Chantal: A Timely Reminder about Travel Insurance During Hurricane Season, says Squaremouth

Published by July 10, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL July 10 2013 – According to Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, it is too late to purchase travel insurance for Tropical Storm Chantal. Weather-related claims on any policies purchased after the storm was named on Sunday, July 7, may not be paid. Chantal is forecasted to make landfall in […]

Air Traffic Controller Strike in France triggers Travel Insurance, says Squaremouth

Published by June 12, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL June 12, 2013 – Travelers are being affected by hundreds of flight delays and cancellations due to an air traffic controller strike in France that started Tuesday. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains how travel insurance benefits can help travelers stuck in the following scenarios because of the strike. […]

Squaremouth’s 5 Quick Tips for Travel Insurance During Hurricane Season

Published by June 3, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL June 3, 2013 – With an extremely active hurricane season approaching, travelers should know how to avoid potentially devastating financial losses when storms disrupt travel plans. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, has released these five quick tips for purchasing travel insurance coverage during hurricane season. 1 – All policies […]

Squaremouth Announces CSA Travel Protection as Top Travel Insurance Provider for April 2013

Published by May 17, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 17, 2013 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, announced CSA Travel Protection as its top-selling travel insurance provider for April 2013. Out of 23 providers offering policies on Squaremouth.com, CSA captured 22.36% of premium sales, making it the top-selling travel insurance provider for the fourth consecutive month. Squaremouth […]

The Miami Herald, April 20th 2013 – Is travel insurance a good deal?

Published by April 30, 2013

Where are the best deals? Do some comparison shopping. Try Squaremouth.com or QuoteWright.com. After asking a few questions (such as age and trip details), each displays a variety of policies and lets you compare them by price and benefits. Expect to pay about 5 percent of your trip cost and as high as 9 percent […]

After Boston Marathon Bombing Travel Insurance Coverage is in Question , says Squaremouth

Published by April 16, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 16, 2013 – A massive investigation continues today after two explosives detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three people. While Boston airports are operating normally today, many travelers are questioning the security of traveling to the Boston area. In an effort to clarify travel insurance coverage, Squaremouth is requesting position statements […]

Provider Position Statements for Boston Marathon Bombing

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Squaremouth’s travel insurance providers have provided the following position statements to help travelers better understand how travel insurance coverage applies to those traveling to Boston after the Boston Marathon bombing that occurred Monday, April 15th. Squaremouth will continue to update this information as it becomes available. CSA Travel Protection – Two bombs struck near the finish […]

Squaremouth Announces CSA Travel Protection as Top Travel Insurance Provider for March 2013

Published by April 12, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 12, 2013 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, announced CSA Travel Protection as its top-selling travel insurance provider for March 2013. CSA captured 22.79% of overall premium sales last month and 21.79% of premium sales so far this year. Squaremouth is a website that compares travel insurance products […]

Top 5 Things Travelers Don’t Understand About Travel Insurance, says Squaremouth

Published by March 28, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 28, 2013 – One of the biggest challenges with travel insurance is that the way a travel insurance provider defines benefits may be quite different than the way travelers would define them. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains the top five things travelers misunderstand when it comes to […]

Squaremouth Named 2013 Best Place to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal

Published by March 5, 2013

The Tampa Bay Business Journal recently named Squaremouth as a finalist for the 2013 Best Places to Work. In total, 60 companies ranging from the Nearly Big category with 10 to 25 employees to the Biggest category with 101 or more employees were nominated as finalists. Companies were evaluated based on 10 key areas focusing […]

Squaremouth Awarded Top 5-Star Rating for Best Travel Insurance by TopConsumerReviews.com

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Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site recently received TopConsumerReviews.com’s top 5-star rating, ranking it number one for Best Travel Insurance for the third year in a row. TopConsumerReviews.com is an independent organization that reviews the most popular products available for purchase online. Their experts evaluate several factors that determine how a company and […]

Fox News, February 28th 2013 – Should senior travelers get extra insurance?

Published by March 1, 2013

You might want to start with a travel insurance comparison site such as Squaremouth.com. Because you’re probably on Medicare, you should know that your medical insurance won’t cover costs abroad. And although I would guess that your insurance premium might be $300-$500 or more per person (depending on the policy’s features) a for a three-week trip […]

Squaremouth Launches Travel Health Insurance Products from GeoBlue

Published by February 27, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 26, 2013 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, is proud to announce the launch of international medical plans from GeoBlue. Squaremouth’s website gives travelers the ability to compare travel health insurance and international medical plans from 24 of the industry’s most reputable providers. GeoBlue brings four new plans […]

NBC, February 22nd 2013 – Family Fights Cruise Refund

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Additional tips for booking a trip and finding travel insurance: – Travel agent Graham Hird says don’t be afraid to call your trip insurance company, airline or cruise line, and have them spell out their policy in a way that makes sense to you.  It’s important you understand the details. – Websites like squaremouth.com and insuremytrip.com let you compare […]

Lessons Learned About Travel Insurance from February’s Severe Winter Storms, says Squaremouth

Published by February 21, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 21, 2013 – Winter storm warnings have been issued for several states stretching across the Midwest in preparation for yet another powerful storm threatening to dump as much as a foot of snow in some areas. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, shares travel insurance tips for those impacted […]

Forbes, February 13th 2013 – Travel Insurance Aimed at Active Boomers

Published by February 18, 2013

While vacationing in the Swiss Alps last summer Mark L. Welton, chief of colorectal surgery at the Stanford Cancer Center and an advisor to Men’s Health magazine, fell off his mountain bike and broke his collarbone. “I wasn’t doing anything unreasonable,” says the athletic 56-year-old. He had pulled over to let a hiker pass, he […]

Carnival Triumph Disaster Travel Insurance – Squaremouth Advises

Published by February 15, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 15, 2013 – More than 4,000 passengers and crewmembers disembarked this morning at the Port of Mobile after enduring five days aboard the Carnival Triumph without electricity and working toilets. Carnival is doing its best to compensate travelers for losses, but many travelers are questioning whether travel insurance could compensate future […]

3 Reasons Not to Buy Travel Insurance Through a Cruise Line, Warns Squaremouth

Published by February 14, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 14, 2013 – Knowing where to buy travel insurance this wave season could prevent one mistake many travelers make. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, warns travelers of the disadvantages of buying cruise line travel insurance. “There are considerable differences between purchasing travel insurance through a cruise line and […]

MSNBC, February 8th 2013 – The nuts and bolts of travel insurance

Published by February 8, 2013

With Snowstorm Nemo bearing down on the Northeast, USA Today reports that more than 3,700 flights have been canceled ahead of the blizzard. While winter travel above the Mason-Dixon Line can often be a perilous affair, travel insurance is big business year-round. Americans spent nearly $1.8 billion on all types of travel insurance services in 2010, the most […]

Squaremouth Launches Travel Insurance Products from Allianz

Published by February 1, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 1, 2013 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, is proud to announce Allianz Global Assistance as its newest provider. Squaremouth.com is a website that compares travel insurance products from every major U.S. travel insurance provider. Established in 2006, the company has grown 900% from $1 million to $10 […]

Squaremouth’s Tips for Using Travel Insurance to Survive Winter Storm Delays

Published by January 30, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 30, 2013 – Severe winter storms systems aiming at the Midwest and Northeast this week have impacted travel plans at some of the busiest airports across the country. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, offers these tips for getting the most out of travel insurance when winter storms strike. […]

Squaremouth’s Tips for Cruisers This Wave Season

Published by January 26, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 26, 2013 – As with any type of vacation, there’s a lot that can go wrong on a cruise. Missed departures, cancellations and ship-wide virus outbreaks are a few of the headaches cruise-goers can run into. According to Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, travel insurance may help travelers sidestep some of […]

Tampa Bay Times, December 24th 2012 – Travel Insurance Tips

Published by January 17, 2013

If you’re spending a lot of money on a trip, consider travel insurance to protect against the unexpected. Key things to know: Typically, travel insurance reimburses you for such things as nonrefundable cruise deposits or airfares — and for the cost of rescheduling flights — when weather, illness, natural disaster or terrorism cause a trip […]

Squaremouth Releases Top U.S. Travel Trends for 2012

Published by January 15, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 15, 2013 – America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, released national statistics today revealing insights into the company’s most popular sales trends for 2012. What is Squaremouth? Squaremouth is a website that compares travel insurance products from every major U.S. travel insurance provider. Established in 2006, the company has grown from […]

Squaremouth’s 2012 U.S. Travel Trends Fact Sheet

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2012 Travel Insurance Outlook – The overall cost of travel insurance increased nearly 1% since 2006 – In 2012, travelers spent an average of 5.5% of their total trip cost on travel insurance – The average trip cost increased from $3,742.73 to $4,970.70 – Policy cost increased from $182.91 in 2006 to $276.42 in 2012 […]

Squaremouth Announces Top Selling U.S. Travel Insurance Provider for 2012

Published by January 11, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 11, 2013 – According to Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, Travel Insured International of East Hartford, CT. is the top selling travel insurance provider of 2012. What is Squaremouth? Squaremouth is a website that compares travel insurance products from every major U.S. travel insurance provider. Established in 2006, […]

Squaremouth’s 4 Secrets for Finding the Right Travel Insurance in 2013

Published by January 4, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 4, 2013 – Travel insurance can save travelers from huge financial losses when unexpected events throw a wrench in plans. Any experienced traveler is bound to have horror stories about travel disasters that could have been minimized if a travel insurance policy had been purchased. The experts at travel insurance comparison site, […]

Squaremouth’s 5 Tips to Avoid Missing Out On Travel Insurance Benefits

Published by January 3, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, FL January, 3, 2013 – Travelers often choose to protect their vacation dollars with travel insurance in case an unexpected event interferes with travel plans. Unfortunately, there is one momentous mistake frequently made when buying policies. According to travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, waiting too long to purchase a policy after making an […]

Powerful Winter Storms? Travel Insurance to the Rescue.

Published by December 28, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL December 28, 2012 – Powerful winter storms have suspended thousands of flights across the country, wreaking havoc on post-holiday travel plans. Those who purchased travel insurance and planned ahead are reaping the benefits, while others are left with limited options for reaching their final destinations. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance agency, […]

Holiday Travelers Stranded when Missed Connections Aren’t Covered, warns Squaremouth

Published by December 24, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL December 24, 2012 – This week marks one of the busiest travel times of the year at airports across the country. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, is reminding travelers to choose wisely when considering coverage for missed or delayed flights. Initially, the differences between trip interruption and missed connection […]

Don’t Spend Extra to Protect Winter Ski Trips, says Squaremouth

Published by December 19, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL December 19, 2012 – Ski resorts are popular destinations this winter as families and adventure seekers alike plan to hit the slopes at the peak of ski season. Since many turn to travel insurance for protection against accidents and injuries, Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site advises travelers to avoid […]

5 Tips to Trim Travel Insurance Costs Without Skimping on Coverage

Published by December 13, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL December 13, 2012 – Understanding just a few travel insurance benefits can save travelers hundreds of dollars according to Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site. 1 – Don’t insure trip costs that aren’t eligible for reimbursement Any pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs are eligible to be insured on a policy. However, […]

Squaremouth’s 5 Must-Haves for the Holiday Traveler

Published by December 7, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL December 7, 2012 – Nothing wreaks more havoc on holiday travel plans than flight delays, bad weather, and flu season. Having the right travel insurance benefits can alleviate unwanted stress during one of the busiest travel times of the year. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance agency, advises travelers of the five […]

Squaremouth’s Cheat Sheet for Travel Insurance

Published by December 5, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL December 5, 2012 – Choosing the best travel insurance policy can be a challenge for travelers who are unsure about their coverage needs. Because there are so many different benefits and options available, it is important that travelers understand a policy and its exclusions before making a purchase. The travel insurance experts […]

Acts of War Not Covered Under Travel Insurance, Says Squaremouth

Published by November 23, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL November 23, 2012 – The cross-border rocket fire between Israel and Gaza has caused multiple deaths over several days of intense fighting. The unrest has put many travelers’ plans in jeopardy, leaving them to contemplate cancelling travel arrangements, and hoping travel insurance will reimburse them for their losses. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing […]

LA Times, October 28th 2012 – How Travel Insurance Can Be Valuable

Published by October 29, 2012

See the full article from the LA Times at: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-five-trip-insurance-20121028,0,1563779.story If you’re spending a lot of money on a trip, consider buying travel insurance to protect yourself against the unexpected. Key things to know: • Typically, travel insurance reimburses you for such things as nonrefundable cruise deposits or airfares — and for the cost of rescheduling […]

Make the Most of Off-Season Cruise Deals

Published by October 18, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL October 18, 2012 – The all-inclusive nature of cruises makes for one of the easiest ways for travelers to plan an easy, relaxing vacation. When the summer travel season ends, cruise lines offer greatly reduced fares to fill staterooms during the low season. Unfortunately, the threat of unpredictable weather still exists, as […]

Advice for Snowbirds – Travel Insurance

Published by September 26, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL September 26, 2012 – With cooler weather approaching, many snowbirds are preparing to travel south for the winter months. In preparation for such long-term travel, healthcare is often a primary consideration. According to travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, purchasing travel insurance plans can provide coverage options for seasonal residents if primary health […]