Huffington Post, October 25th 2013 – Why Air Passengers Fly With the Flu

Precautions travelers can take to protect themselves: Given all the perverse incentives for flying sick, what can a traveler do to protect him/herself? — At least two weeks before you travel make sure your vaccinations (e.g. flu, pneumonia) are up-to-date. — Consider trip cancellation insurance but assess the cost and read the small print. “Trip […]

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Fox News, August 26th 2013 – Hurricane season survival guide for cruisers

Buy trip insurance or self-insure? Laskin makes this suggestion for individuals who are really worried about the potential for a hurricane or bad storm: “Buy travel insurance that covers for “cancel for any reason,” should you decide at the last minute to squash your cruise plans.” These policies can be pricey, but may be right […]

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Forbes, July 8th 2013 – A Travel Insurance Skeptic Changes Her Mind

8 Tips From Travel Insurance Experts And now, eight travel insurance buying tips from the pros: 1. Compare policy terms and prices carefully. The websites InsureMyTrip, Squaremouth and TripInsuranceStore are good starting points because they’ll give you quotes from dozens of firms. 2. Purchase coverage from a well-known company. “Avoid buying insurance from a no-name company you found […]

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USA Today, June 26th 2013 – Insurance and Cancellations

Third-par­ty In­sur­ance Gen­er­al­ly the third-par­ty in­sur­ance poli­cies are bet­ter and here’s why: They tend to be more com­pre­hen­sive. They cov­er you if your flight is can­celled and you miss a day or two of your cruise va­ca­tion; many even cover pre-ex­ist­ing med­ical con­di­tions. Plus they of­fer cash back for can­cel­la­tion (typ­ical­ly up to 75%) as op­posed to […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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NBC, February 22nd 2013 – Family Fights Cruise Refund

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 […]

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