LA Times, Aug 13 2019 – Hong Kong protest disrupts travel. Certain airlines allow flight changes without fees

Jenna Hummer, director of public relations at Squaremouth, a company that compares and sells travel insurance plans, says travelers should research what’s happening in the country they are visiting. “Travel insurance, and insurance in general, covers only unforeseen events and emergencies,” Hummer said. “So once an event is deemed ‘foreseen,’ travelers can no longer buy […]

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ITIJ, Aug 7 2019 – The evolution of cruise cover

Even if the older market is more dominant, there is no doubt that cruise companies are working towards making cruising more attractive for younger and more active travellers. But, as insurers point out, more excitement may mean higher risk and not all ‘adrenaline activities’ are limited to younger cruisers. In fact, both ends of the […]

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Travel Weekly, July 22 2019 – Destinations’ insurance mandates are good news for advisors

While only a handful do it today, more countries are considering requiring proof of medical coverage from travelers before allowing them entry. For most leisure travelers, that means purchasing travel insurance. Insurers view compulsory insurance requirements positively, especially in the U.S. market, where most travelers don’t purchase a policy, and insurers also predict the benefits […]

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Consumer Reports, July 16 2019 – Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas?

Shop wisely for travel health insurance. Compare policies and premiums on sites that specialize in travel insurance, such as InsureMyTrip (800-487-4722), QuoteWright (800-821-4940) and Squaremouth (800-240-0369). Use these websites’ toll-free phone numbers to get precise guidance from a human agent. Policies tend to cost less the younger the traveler and the less comprehensive the plan. […]

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