Past articles in the 'Squaremouth in the News' section

USA Today, August 16 2016 – Surviving airline computer outages (or any delay)

Published by August 16, 2016

If you bought travel insurance While some policies may not cover electrical outages or computer system shutdowns, others will. Most common: coverage for trip delays if you need meals or a hotel room or other reasonable expenses, and costs associated with getting to your destination. Less likely to be covered under these circumstances: cancellation penalties […]

Los Angeles Times, August 9 2016 – How to cope when airlines’ computer systems are down and travel is messed up

Published by August 9, 2016

Less likely to be covered under these circumstances: cancellation penalties for hotel rooms, tours, cruises at your destination. Insurers AXA Assistance USA and Tin Leg said they would cover the latest Delta snafu because an airline computer outage falls under the policy definition of “mechanical breakdown of the common carrier,” travel insurance aggregator Squaremouth said. […]

Huffington Post, August 9 2016 – Airline Computer Meltdowns: What You Can Do

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While some policies may not cover electrical outages or computer system shutdowns, others will. Most common: coverage for trip delays if you need meals or a hotel room or other reasonable expenses, and costs associated with getting to your destination. Less likely to be covered under these circumstances: cancellation penalties for hotel rooms, tours, cruises […]

ITIJ, August 4 2016 – How is travel insurance affected by the Zika virus?

Published by August 4, 2016

According to Squaremouth, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory is generally not a covered reason to cancel a trip on standard travel insurance policies. This information is particularly pertinent given that earlier this week CDC issued a travel notice advising pregnant women to avoid travelling to a neighbourhood near Miami, Florida […]

Forbes, July 29 2016 – Finally, The Real Deal On Travel Insurance

Published by July 29, 2016

Where’s the best place to buy it? “We always tell people, ‘Be very careful if you’re out buying something else that isn’t insurance and you’re suddenly confronted with an insurance decision,’” says Hunter. (This advice also applies when you’re asked if you want an extended warranty at checkout.) Since you likely weren’t already thinking about […]

Toronto Sun, July 24 2016 – Can insurance help if you cancel a trip out of fear?

Published by July 25, 2016

Cancel-for-any-reason policies, however, let you change your mind on a whim. These policies are more expensive: Standard trip insurance costs about 5% of a trip, while cancel-for-any-reason policies can cost substantially more, Durazo said. Standard insurance can be bought up to the day before departure, but cancel-for-any-reason insurance must be bought sooner. At SquareMouth, cancel-for-any-reason […]

Chicago Tribune, July 21 2016 – Can insurance help if you cancel a trip out of fear?

Published by July 22, 2016

Cancel-for-any-reason policies, however, let you change your mind on a whim. These policies are more expensive: Standard trip insurance costs about 5 percent of a trip, while cancel-for-any-reason policies can cost substantially more, Durazo said. Standard insurance can be bought up to the day before departure, but cancel-for-any-reason insurance must be bought sooner. At SquareMouth, […]

Daily Mail, July 21 2016 – Anxious Chinese holidaymakers are shunning Europe in the wake of French and German terror attacks

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Travel insurance company Squaremouth has reported that non-US holidaymakers have found Europe a less appealing destination this year and that more people were seeking insurance for Germany and France. The company said: ‘So far this year, we’ve seen a 33 per cent decrease in these customers buying policies for travel to the United Kingdom. Spain […]

New York Times, July 20 2016 – Can Insurance Help if You Cancel a Trip Out of Fear?

Published by July 20, 2016

Standard travel insurance may cover trip cancellations if a terror attack takes place shortly before your arrival, according to Rachael Taft of SquareMouth.com, a travel insurance comparison site. For example, depending on the policy, insured travelers cancelling trips to Nice, France, may be eligible for refunds for trips scheduled within seven to 30 days of […]

ABC News, July 20 2016 – Can Insurance Help If You Cancel a Trip out of Fear?

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Standard travel insurance may cover trip cancellations if a terror attack takes place shortly before your arrival, according to Rachael Taft of SquareMouth.com, a travel insurance comparison site. For example, depending on the policy, insured travelers cancelling trips to Nice, France, may be eligible for refunds for trips scheduled within seven to 30 days of […]

New York Times, July 19 2016 – Suddenly Considering Travel Insurance? You’re Not Alone.

Published by July 19, 2016

Industry experts say that consumer interest in terrorism and trip cancellation coverage has spiked after each attack. “Since Brussels, really, we’ve seen that number growing and growing,” said Rachael Taft, a spokeswoman for Squaremouth.com, a travel insurance comparison site. “So it’s definitely top of mind.” After the attacks in Paris and Brussels, Squaremouth.com saw more […]

Forbes, July 10 2016 – How To Avoid One Of The Biggest Travel Insurance Mistakes

Published by July 11, 2016

Based on my work at Squaremouth, an online company that compares travel insurance products, I’ve found that you may be able to buy travel insurance covering pre-existing conditions without paying more or filling out a special application. It’s all about timing. How Travel Insurance Defines Pre-Existing Conditions You’re likely familiar with the term “pre-existing condition” […]

ITIJ, July 1 2016 – Sharp increase in Americans holidaying in Canada

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US-based travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth has given some insight into the travelling habits of Americans this summer, with figures from the site showing a huge increase in US travellers choosing to holiday in Canada. Read more online at the International Travel Insurance Journal: http://www.itij.com/story/12714  

Daily Mail, June 24 2016 – More US holidaymakers are taking out travel insurance for European trips in the wake of terror attacks (and almost 20% are cancelling continental vacations altogether)

Published by June 27, 2016

The insurance firm, SquareMouth, also witnessed a drop in the popularity of vacations to France and Belgium, among their customers. This was specifically acute within a month of each of their terror attacks, which calculated to 19% high trip cancellation rate when compared to the prior year. And those who visited these two destinations were […]

Star Tribune, June 24 2016 – When to buy travel insurance

Published by June 24, 2016

After you’ve determined what’s prompting the insurance buy, go to a travel insurance website such as insuremytrip.com, squaremouth.com or travel insurance.com to compare policies. (These sites do a good job in educating about travel insurance, too.) Carefully read through the policies you are considering. Expect to pay from 4 to 10 percent of the prepaid, […]

AARP Travel, June 13 2016 – When Travel Insurance Pays Off

Published by June 13, 2016

You can consider purchasing the policy that the agent or tour provider offers when you book a trip. But Liz Dahl, a travel agent and founder of the Boomer Travel Patrol advice website, encourages travelers to research other providers’ policies because coverage varies widely. The best way to do that is through comparison websites such […]

Travel Market Report, June 2 2016 – Clients Should Review Travel Insurance As Hurricane Season Begins

Published by June 3, 2016

Squaremouth, a travel insurance website, offered up “The Three Biggest Misconceptions” travelers have about hurricane coverage. First is that a consumer can purchase travel insurance after a storm has been named. “This misconception generates the most calls to Squaremouth and is the most costly mistake travelers when buying a policy for hurricane coverage,” the company […]

Huffington Post, May 27 2016 – What to Know Before Buying Travel Insurance

Published by May 27, 2016

Compare prices online Top sites that compile information and policies include InsureMyTrip.com, Travel Guard, TripInsuranceStore.com, QuoteWright.com and Squaremouth.com. It’s not advised to purchase from smaller, no-name vendors. On sites like InsureMyTrip, they ask for the destination, trip duration, travelers’ ages, country of residence and the price of the travel components of the trip before they […]

CBS, May 26 2016 – Terrorism has travelers buying insurance, if not calm

Published by May 26, 2016

Egypt may deny that Egypt Air Flight 804 was a terrorist target when it spun and crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19, but the fear among would-be international travelers is pervasive. And it’s leading more and more of them to purchase travel insurance that includes protection against possible terrorism. One of the three leading […]

Money Magazine, May 16 2016 – These 10 Travel Myths Are Total Money-Wasters

Published by May 16, 2016

Myth No. 10: Travel Insurance Never Pays People typically buy travel insurance to protect themselves against a large financial loss if they unexpectedly have to cancel an expensive trip, or in case they have an accident or suddenly get ill while traveling. Should you buy travel insurance? If your trip is not expensive and your […]

ITIJ, May 10 2016 – Terrorism is top of the agenda

Published by May 10, 2016

Following the Paris terror attacks in November last year, US-based travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth said that visitor traffic to its site rose by 38 per cent, with policy purchases rising by 17 per cent compared with the same time one year previously. Additionally, searches for ‘terrorism coverage’ grew by 53 per cent, and while […]

Kiplinger, April 29 2016 – Travel Insurance to Protect Your Vacation

Published by May 2, 2016

Searching a weeklong trip to Peru on Delta.com produced a trip insurance add-on for $50. But it limits medical coverage to $10,000 and evacuation to $50,000, and will reimburse cancellation expenses for fewer reasons (and only up to the cost of the $668 plane ticket). Searching for a policy on comparison site Squaremouth.com for the […]

Kiplinger, April 21 2016 – Insuring a Trip in Uncertain Times

Published by April 21, 2016

Recent terrorist attacks may have you feeling anxious about taking a trip you’ve been dreaming of for years. While you can’t change world events, travel insurance can help you navigate a quick change in travel plans and protect your pocketbook if an emergency arises. Comparison shop using an online marketplace for travel insurance, such as […]

Chicago Tribune, April 12 2016 – Avoid 7 travel insurance gotchas

Published by April 12, 2016

Because of differences in the fine print, you need to compare policies carefully and don’t blindly take whatever your airline, cruise line, or tour operator suggests. Most of the big online travel insurance agencies, including g1g.com, insuremytrip.com, quotewright.com, squaremouth.com, totaltravelinsurance.com, travelinsurancecenter.com and tripinsurancestore.com, publish elaborate side-by-side comparisons of different policies. Read the full article online […]

Travel Market Report, April 5 2016 – Travel Insurance Is The New Norm

Published by April 5, 2016

At the end of December last year, following the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks, Squaremouth, an online company that compares travel insurance products, said visitors to its site rose 38%, purchasing 17% more policies versus the similar period the previous year. There also was a 53% increase in “terrorism coverage” searches. The company hasn’t seen […]

CNBC, March 22 2016 – Travel stocks fall after Brussels attacks

Published by March 22, 2016

Travelers who bought insurance should check to see if the policy will kick in to cover nonrefundable costs of rescheduling or canceling the trip. Policies often have a specific terrorism clause. Requirements vary, but typically, you’re covered to cancel your trip if the attack occurred in a city on your itinerary or within a certain […]

The Washington Post, March 21 2016 – Talk About Travel

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Q: Insurance for long trip I’m going on an international trip for 4 months. I’m doing one thing that requires insurance, so I thought I’d try to find something that covers the entire trip. I am so lost. I’ve never had trip insurance before, so how do I start. Do I need to get it […]

ITIJ, Feb 15 2016 – Terrorism insurance is on the up

Published by February 16, 2016

US travellers are increasingly worried about the possible impact of terrorism on their trip, it was reported in a recent study by US online travel insurance aggregator Squaremouth. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 and the subsequent Worldwide Travel Alert, the comparison site saw a 17-per-cent increase in the number of policies […]

CNBC, Feb 9 2016 – Worried about Zika? Here’s how to cancel that trip

Published by February 9, 2016

If you bought travel insurance, check to see if your policy will kick in to cover nonrefundable costs of rescheduling or canceling your trip — but don’t count on it. “In general, policies don’t cover something that would just be a fear of travel,” said Megan Freedman, executive director of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association. […]

Frommer’s, Feb 7 2016 – The Frommer’s Travel Show

Published by February 8, 2016

Beyond the rental, make sure you get travel insurance. Which company? I don’t know. There are a lot of good ones. There’s a marketplace site called InsureMyTrip.com. There’s another one called Squaremouth.com. Go to one of those. You’re going to make a big investment renting a house and you don’t want to be out of […]

Business Observer, Feb 5 2016 – Culture Club

Published by February 5, 2016

The raise policy is one of several unique culture-building features at Squaremouth, co-founded in 2001 by insurance software entrepreneur Chris Harvey. There are standards, such as matching 401(k) and health care. There’s also unlimited vacation, coupled with quarterly profit sharing. The company gave just-because Apple Watches to all employees last year, and it bought iPads […]

Fortune, Feb 2 2016 – The Zika Virus Is a Boon for Travel Insurers

Published by February 4, 2016

RoamRight, ranked third by sales in 2015 on travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, declined comment on how the boost would impact its profitability because it does not know how many customers will claim refunds and therefore what losses it will incur. For this reason, it also was too early to consider whether to charge customers […]

Chicago Tribune, Feb 2 2016 – Travel insurance: Get it right

Published by February 3, 2016

Because of differences in the fine print, my recommendation is that you compare policies carefully and don’t blindly take whatever your airline, cruise line or tour operator suggests. Most of the big online travel insurance agencies publish elaborate side-by-side comparisons of different policies, including g1g.com, insuremytrip.com, quotewright.com, squaremouth.com, totaltravelinsurance.com, travelinsurancecenter.com and tripinsurancestore.com. Read the full […]

Wall Street Journal, Jan 12 2016 – Open Salaries: the Good, the Bad and the Awkward

Published by January 13, 2016

How would you feel if your co-workers could see your paycheck? Afraid they’ll think you’re overpaid? Defensive, because you think you make too little? More employers, from Whole Foods Market, with 91,000 employees, to smaller companies such as SumAll and Squaremouth, are opening up companywide salary information to all employees. They generally don’t disclose it […]

Los Angeles Times, Jan 12 2016 – Does travel insurance allow you to cancel your trip to Istanbul after the deadly terrorist attack?

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The suicide bombing in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square on Tuesday that killed 10 people may make some travelers wary about going to Turkey right now. So what are your options? If you bought travel insurance before the attack, you may be able to cancel an upcoming trip because the U.S. State Department called the bombing a terrorist […]

The Washington Post, Jan 4 2016 – Talk about Travel

Published by January 5, 2016

Q: Travel Insurance Question Is there a website where you can compare travel insurance offers? I am looking to purchase for the first time for medical reasons (want to book a big trip, but have a fall-back in case a medical issue prevents me from traveling) and am overwhelmed by the options and fine print. […]

ITIJ, Dec 8 2015 – Cover or price?

Published by December 9, 2015

Of the US$1.9 billion spent by Americans on travel insurance in 2012, 12 per cent of travel insurance sales went through a combination of internet aggregators, direct to consumer channels and other brokers. This figure represented a 38-per-cent growth over the percentage of sales in 2010, said Rachael Taft, content manager at Squaremouth, a site […]

Huffington Post, Dec 6 2015- Amid Terror Threat, Can I Call Off My Trip to Europe?

Published by December 6, 2015

“Even though Brussels was recently under a high terror alert, no terrorist acts have occurred, so travelers with plans to visit the city are still eligible to purchase travel insurance with terrorism coverage,” says Rachael Taft, a spokeswoman for Squaremouth.com, a travel insurance site. Of course, it’s too late to buy travel insurance that will […]

Los Angeles Times, Nov 23 2015 – Is travel insurance worth it? Seven things to consider

Published by November 23, 2015

A really important note if you’re covered by Medicare and are traveling abroad: You may not be covered. “Generally, Medicare does not provide coverage outside of the country,” said Rachael Taft of Squaremouth.com, a comparative travel insurance site. “For those travelers with Medicare, there are international medical plans that provide emergency medical coverage while traveling […]

Reuters, Nov 16 2015 – Paris attacks may impact tourism

Published by November 17, 2015

U.S. tourists are re-thinking plans to travel to Paris and Europe in the wake of the Paris shootings. U.S. citizens are asking a lot of questions, and looking to cancel plans according to Megan Singh, project management director at travel insurance company Squaremouth.com. “We’ve absolutely seen an increase in concern, an increase in calls and questions, […]

ABC News, Nov 16 2015 – Options for Travelers Considering Trips to Paris

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Though travel insurance policies vary widely, many do cover acts of terrorism as long as the insurance was purchased before the incident. A spokesperson for Squaremouth, a travel insurance provider, however, told ABC News that policies there may be additional requirements. “Some policies require that the city — in this case Paris — be on […]

TIME, Oct 26 2015 – Travel Insurance Is No Longer Just for the Over Prepared

Published by October 26, 2015

As has happened in airline booking, aggregation has come to travel insurance. InsureMyTrip.com and SquareMouth.com allow you to pick and choose among already vetted carriers, including HTH, InsureandGo USA, April, RoamRight and Seven Corners. You check off the coverages you want and get a menu of competing offers. Recently, I used SquareMouth.com to insure a […]

Inc. Magazine, Oct 26 2015 – Employee Perks That Don’t Break the Bank

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Unlimited Pay Raises Squaremouth St. Petersburg, Florida Benefit: Employees at this travel insurance aggregator can request a raise at any time. The catch: The entire 21-person staff votes on it. Only two requests have been turned down. Read the full article online here: http://www.inc.com/magazine/201511/diana-ransom/creative-perks.html

Business Insider, Oct 22 2015 – The 25 best small companies to work for

Published by October 22, 2015

Squaremouth gets a perfect score from its employees — 100% of those surveyed said everything from the challenges to the management to the atmosphere makes this a great place to work. The travel-insurance comparison website gives employees the day off on their birthday and encourage a casual office environment with no dress code, no assigned […]

Fortune, Oct 21 2015 – 25 BEST SMALL WORKPLACES

Published by October 21, 2015

The online resource for travel insurance has two office locations: St. Petersburg, Fla. and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Women account for half of its 27 employees. The company gives everyone a bonus each quarter, based on company profits. All employees receive unlimited paid vacation after one year on the job, and must take off at least […]

Tampa Bay Business Journal, Sept 30 2015 – Leveling the playing field between men and women workers puts St. Pete firm in the spotlight

Published by October 13, 2015

The inaugural list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune includes a St. Petersburg company in the No. 2 spot. Squaremouth, which operates a travel insurance comparison website, is one of just five Florida companies to make the list and the only firm from the Tampa Bay area. Read the full article online […]

CNBC, Oct 6 2015 – Are you covered for hurricane damage?

Published by October 6, 2015

Terms matter — some policies may kick in only if the hurricane means your flight is canceled or your destination is “uninhabitable,” he said. Look for a cancel-for-any-reason policy, which lets you back out of a trip for pretty much any worry. Costs can range from 4 to 12 percent of the price of your […]

Fortune, Sept 30 2015 – 100 Best Workplaces for Women

Published by September 30, 2015

The online resource for travel insurance has two office locations: St. Petersburg, Fla. and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Women account for half of its 27 employees. The company gives everyone a bonus each quarter, based on company profits. All employees receive unlimited paid vacation after one year on the job, and must take off at least […]

Tampa Bay Times, Sept 25 2015 – Innovative work space helps St. Petersburg tech company lure talent

Published by September 25, 2015

In downtown St. Petersburg, online travel insurance company Squaremouth has a billiards table, napping room and keg with local beer on tap. Employees don’t have assigned desks. They sit on the floor, on sofas, at tables or on the balcony with their laptops. Read the full article online here: http://www.tampabay.com/news/innovative-work-space-helps-st-petersburg-tech-company-lure-talent/2246917

CBS, Sept 9 2015 – What Travel Insurance Really Covers

Published by September 10, 2015

Travel insurance typically costs about 4 to 8 percent of the total trip. But it was money well spent for Cody. You can shop and compare prices for travel insurance at SquareMouth.com, InsureMyTrip.com and LonelyPlanet.com. Read the full article online here: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/09/09/what-travel-insurance-really-covers/ 

INC. Magazine, Aug 13 2015 – The 2015 INC. 5000

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Squaremouth An online company that compares travel insurance products from every major provider in the United States. Travelers are able to quote, compare and purchase travel insurance plans using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and over 20,000 customer reviews. Squaremouth by the Numbers: 2015 Inc. 5000 Overall Ranking: 2,703 3 Year Growth Percentage: 153% 2014 Revenue: $4.6 […]

Condé Nast, Aug 7 2015 – Why You Should Consider Splurging for Travel Insurance

Published by August 10, 2015

To find information, start by comparing policies at TripInsuranceStore.com, SquareMouth, or TravelInsurance.com, and review the membership plans offered by the evacuation and crisis response specialists. The coverage you purchase also depends on what your personal insurer provides in your destination country—be sure to check with your provider or agent. Like anything else you buy, what […]

Huffington Post, Aug 3 2015 – Medicare Options for Retirees who Travel

Published by August 3, 2015

If you want additional emergency medical coverage when traveling abroad, some good shopping sites are squaremouth.com and insuremytrip.com, which compare policies from major travel-insurance companies. Prices vary considerably, ranging from under $100 to several hundred dollars depending on your age, what they cover and how long you’ll be away. Read the full article online here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-t-miller/medicare-options-for-reti_b_7923888.html

USA Today, June 4 2015 – Do you need travel insurance? Use this checklist

Published by July 28, 2015

How to buy We recommend buying through one of the several independent online agencies that specialize in travel insurance that provides comprehensive search and comparison systems. Among them: InsureMyTrip QuoteWright SquareMouth TravelInsurance.com Trip Insurance Store Read the full article online here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2015/06/04/travel-insurance/28412123/

USA Today, July 27 2015 – The plain truth about cruise insurance

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But if you’re considering insurance, it pays to look at what’s covered and what’s not and to make sure what you’re getting from the cruise line is the best deal. You may be better off going with a third-party travel insurance company. “You may find a more comprehensive policy for a cheaper price,” said Megan Singh, […]

Florida Trend, July 17 2015 – We Throw Them Right In

Published by July 17, 2015

At online company Squaremouth in St. Petersburg, autonomy for employees is a core value. Prospective employees learn about the company ethos at Squaremouth within seconds of walking in the door. Job interviews are sometimes conducted by having everyone in the company sit down in a circle and ask questions of the candidate. Read the full […]

Business Insider, July 14 2015 – Here’s what you should do if you get sick while traveling abroad

Published by July 15, 2015

You can compare policies and premiums on sites such as Squaremouth.com and InsureMyTrip.com, which provide links to full policy documents from dozens of carriers and numbers to call licensed agents who can answer questions.Examine policies closely and ask the agent to point out the words are that prove coverage. Be sure to inquire about exclusions for pre-existing conditions […]

NBC news, July 8 2015 – Passengers Call Cruise Line Booking Rule ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Unfair’

Published by July 10, 2015

Consider travel insurance A cruise is an investment of money and time and should be protected. Besides providing protection for cancellation, policies also cover interruption and travel delay and worth serious consideration. Purchasing travel insurance isn’t necessary on most cruises until final payment time as there is no risk up until that point. Consult your […]

USA Today, June 22nd 2015 – Should I buy travel insurance?

Published by June 22, 2015

How to Buy Travel Insurance Rates can vary widely. Thankfully, many websites offer easy-to-surf ways to quickly compare coverage and costs. Two of the big ones to check out are SquareMouth.com and InsureMyTrip.com, which are like online travel sites that aggregate a bunch of different options form third parties and leave it up to you […]

Huffington Post, June 15th 2015 – 5 Travel Rip-Offs to Avoid

Published by June 15, 2015

How to avoid it: Depending on your plans, travel insurance may be unnecessary. If it makes sense to opt into the insurance coverage, for example if you’re traveling to a location with limited medical access or if your trip could be affected by a natural disaster, then it’s worth purchasing. But make sure you understand […]

CBS, June 9th 2015 – 3 On Your Side: Insuring Your Trip

Published by June 9, 2015

“For a very inexpensive trip, let’s say a $1000 trip somewhere, you might not want to get travel insurance. Travel insurance is really better for those trips that you cannot afford to lose the value of, for example, a $10,000 cruise,” said George Hobica with AirfareWatchdog.com. Cody’s travel insurance coverage cost him $360 but it […]

U.S. News, June 8th 2015 – 5 Travel Rip-offs to Avoid

Published by June 8, 2015

How to avoid it: Depending on your plans, travel insurance may be unnecessary. If it makes sense to opt into the insurance coverage, for example if you’re traveling to a location with limited medical access or if your trip could be affected by a natural disaster, then it’s worth purchasing. But make sure you understand […]

Huffington Post, June 2nd 2015 – 4 Very Good Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance

Published by June 3, 2015

What to avoid: Don’t rely on a tour operator’s or cruise line’s cancellation waiver. It isn’t true insurance; instead, the cruise line or operator agrees to waive its own cancellation penalty. Waivers cover fewer risks, and many limit reimbursement to a credit toward a future booking rather than a cash refund. Similarly, don’t blindly accept […]

CNBC, June 1st 2015 – Check these insurance policies for hurricane prep

Published by June 2, 2015

Terms matter—some policies may kick in only if the hurricane means your flight is canceled or your destination is “uninhabitable,” he said. Look for a cancel-for-any-reason policy, which lets you back out of a trip for pretty much any worry. Costs can range from 4 to 12 percent of the price of your trip, depending […]

CBS, May 23rd 2015 – How Travel Insurance Can End Up Being A Priceless Decision

Published by May 26, 2015

“About 20 percent of people whose trips have been impacted by a medical emergency or other type of emergency had travel insurance,” said Linda Kundell, spokesperson with the U.S. Travel Insurance Association. “That means that 80 percent of those impacted did not.” Web Extra: SquareMouth.com | InsureMyTrip.com | LonelyPlanet.com The Travel Insurance Association said there are lots of lesser-known coverage […]

Chicago Tribune, April 14th 2015 – Seniors on the Go: ‘Want the Insurance?’

Published by April 15, 2015

Buying Travel Insurance. As with any kind of insurance, don’t buy before you check out the options. Also know the gotchas — and how to avoid them: Check out third-party options on an insurance comparison website before you buy the supplier’s offering. Among them: g1g.com, insuremytrip.com, quotewright.com, squaremouth.com, totaltravelinsurance.com, travelinsurancecenter.com and tripinsurancestore.com. Read the full […]

Frommer’s, March 31st 2015 – Is An Exotic Trip In Your Future? Here Are Some Important Health Precautions to Take in Advance of Travel

Published by April 1, 2015

“Consider Evacuation Insurance: In those countries that have substandard medical care and facilities, consider buying a policy that will cover you in the event you have to be “medivacked” out. Such “marketplace” websites as SquareMouth.com, InsureMyTrip.com and Quoteright.com allow users to compare insurance policies from a number of legitimate, well-established travel insurance companies.” Read the […]

Chicago Tribune, March 4th 2015 – Avoiding travel insurance gotchas

Published by March 4, 2015

“Because of differences in the fine print, my recommendation is that you compare policies carefully and don’t blindly take whatever your airline, cruise line, or tour operator suggests. Most of the big online travel insurance agencies publish elaborate side-by-side comparisons of different policies, including g1g.com, insuremytrip.com, quotewright.com, squaremouth.com, totaltravelinsurance.com, travelinsurancecenter.com and tripinsurancestore.com.” Read the full […]

Tampa Bay Times, February 25th 2015 – 3 Daughters bartender wins prize

Published by March 2, 2015

  A server at 3 Daughters Brewing won $10,000 in a competition highlighting local customer service. Squaremouth, the online travel insurance company, sponsored the “Thank You Campaign” that started in December with 20 customer service providers receiving $1,000 each as a tip. From those 20, Melissa Wolf, a 3 Daughters bartender, was chosen to win […]

WTSP 10 News, February 17th 2015 – St. Petersburg server gets big surprise

Published by February 17, 2015

St. Petersburg, Florida — It may not be the Powerball Jackpot but a surprise $10,000 check to one St. Petersburg server will go a long way. Back in December, single mom Melissa Wolf was chosen as an “exceptional service provider” by the travel insurance company Squaremouth. As a surprise, she, as well as 19 other […]

USA Today, February 2nd 2015 – Five myths about travel insurance

Published by February 2, 2015

Coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, travel delays, medical expenses and lost luggage is pretty standard and most travel insurance plans also offer 24/7 travel assistance services that can help travelers with re-booking hotels and flights. The real differences are in the amount of coverage offered. One of the best ways to compare and contrast coverage is […]

Business Observer, January 30th 2015 – Travel Trends

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Chris Harvey’s travel insurance software company Squaremouth is known as a cool place to work in St. Petersburg. With unlimited paid vacation, free flowing beer, and mandatory birthday bonuses that must be spent at a bar or restaurant, Harvey has managed to make what some may assume is a boring industry into something fun. Every […]

News Channel 8, December 23rd 2014 – St. Pete company is giving $1,000 tips to 20 people

Published by December 23, 2014

ST PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) – What’s the most you’ve ever tipped someone? Squaremouth, a travel insurance comparison website based in St. Petersburg, is giving away $1,000 to 20 waiters and waitresses in town. They’re doing it to give back and reward those that go the extra mile to make an experience memorable. Kylin Brady thought she […]

Bay News 9, December 23rd 2014 – Secret Santa brightening holiday for servers

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AUTHOR: Chris Hopper, Bay News 9 A secret St. Petersburg Santa is brightening the holiday season for 20 servers in downtown. Busy restaurants in downtown St. Petersburg are in the height of the holiday season. Christmas is around the corner, diners are enjoying great food and even better company, but all that as good as […]

Examiner, December 22nd 2014 – Tis’ the season with Squaremouth this Holiday season

Published by December 22, 2014

Throughout the month of December, twenty unsuspecting customer service providers in St. Petersburg, Florida are being surprised with more than the average tip. As a ‘thank you’ for a job well done, each are receiving an envelope, containing $1,000 in cash. Now until the end of the month of December, twenty unsuspecting customer service providers […]

WTSP 10 News, December 19th 2014 – Lucky servers get a big tip

Published by December 19, 2014

St. Petersburg, Florida – Local restaurant servers are getting a “Christmas bonus” from certain customers this year. A St. Petersburg travel insurance comparison site called, Squaremouth, is recognizing exceptional customer service and has selected 20 servers to give $1,000 tips this year. 10 News went to lunch with them on Thursday and witnessed one server […]

Business Observer, December 19th 2014 – Holiday spirit in full gear

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Squaremouth, a St. Petersburg-based software firm that compares travel insurance products and prices, is redefining naughty and nice this holiday season. Squaremouth employees compiled a list of 20 customer service employees, people they encounter at local shops and restaurants who are at the top of the field. Each one will receive a thank you note […]

New York Post, November 17th 2014 – Travel insurance: Buy or Pass By?

Published by November 18, 2014

Which policy to buy? Compare them at Insuremytrip.com and Squaremouth.com. Read the fine print, or call the insurer directly, to see what is and isn’t covered. Ask “what if” questions. There are many exclusions and no policy is so ironclad that it will cover any eventuality. The only way to protect yourself from any travel […]

Yahoo Finance, October 23rd 2014 – Flight Insurance Can Take The Worry Out Of Flying

Published by October 24, 2014

Here are some other tips to consider when buying coverage: Take out insurance when you book your trip. After a certain number of days, the company may no longer cover pre-existing medical conditions, airline bankruptcies and other contingencies. Talk to the insurance company directly if you have any questions about coverage. Shop around. Websites such […]

CNBC, October 17th 2014 – Ebola causing some people to change travel plans

Published by October 18, 2014

Calls about travel insurance are also rising. Some people who bought insurance and now want to cancel their trip because of anxiety are finding out that the insurance won’t help, said Megan Singh, marketing manager for SquareMouth.com, a travel-insurance-comparison website. “That really is canceling out of fear, and it’s not covered by most standard policies,” she […]