Fox Business, May 13th 2014 – Insuring Your Health Abroad

(Fox Business, The Willis Report) “There’s some different websites you can go to. There is a website called Insuremytrip.com, there’s Squaremouth.com, and they’ll do comparison shopping. The problem with that is, you’ve got to assess your needs, you gotta look at what needs you have. So is this going to be an active trip? An […]

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Huffington Post, May 4th 2014 – 8 Tips For Less Stressful Travel

What about travel insurance? If you’re concerned that you may have to cancel or postpone your trip, then buying travel insurance is a wise move. You’ll often be offered that option when you book your travel. Just be sure to read the fine print so you understand what’s covered and what isn’t. Know that your […]

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CNBC, May 4th 2014 – Do You Need Travel Insurance for Your Summer Trip?

In fact, it’s best to buy from a neutral third party—as in, not the company that is selling you the travel, or providing it, said Brown. “That way, there’s no chance of a conflict of interest,” she said. Providers’ own policies may cover fewer potential problems, and there’s no chance of payment if they go […]

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The Today Show, April 17th 2014 – Best Time to Buy

“If you spent more on a  cruise than you’re willing to lose, book trip insurance, trip interruption insurance. If you get sick on the trip or before, you can get your money back.” See the full video from The Today Show: http://www.today.com/video/today/54935599#54935599

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The Wall Street Journal, March 30th 2014 – How to Shop for Travel Insurance

Comparing plans and rates online is essential; so-called aggregator sites make the job easier. Both InsureMyTrip.com, based in Warwick, R.I., and SquareMouth.com, in St. Petersburg, Fla., allow you to enter details about your travels and compare different policies. Read the full article from The Wall Street Journal at: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303824204579423133021305734 

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USA Today, March 24th 2014 – 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 […]

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Yahoo Finance, March 18th 2014 – Do You Really Need Travel Insurance?

How to Evaluate Providers Give your credit card company a ring to see if it already provides any of these forms of travel insurance. Still need to enroll? Consider reviews, affordability and any exclusions that may apply. You certainly wouldn’t want to spend money on a policy that proves to be useless when you need […]

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Frommer’s, March 6th 2014 – A Primer on Travel Insurance: When You Need It (And When You Don’t), Misconceptions About Coverage, and New Trends

The Greatest Misconception About Travel Insurance The final misconception with travel insurance? That cost equals value. “A lot of people veer away from the cheaper policies because they assume it won’t cover everything, but that’s not always the case,” says Chris Harvey, CEO of the travel insurance clearinghouse SquareMouth.com. “You really need to figure out […]

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Huffington Post, March 17th 2014 – Travel Insurance That Can Save Your Life

Educate Yourself on Travel Insurance The best place to start educating yourself about travel insurance is with the USTIA (U.S. Travel Insurance Association) website (www.ustia.org.) Word of advice: Never buy travel insurance from a company that is not a member. The USTIA site also has a number of useful mini-articles on safe travel. And there […]

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