USA Today, October 29th 2012 – Strategies for Storm-Tossed Travelers

See the full article from USA Today at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2012/10/29/hurricane-sandy-travel-advice-airlines/1665373/ 9:23AM EDT October 29. 2012 – As Hurricane Sandy gains strength and takes aim at a wide swath of the East Coast, the menacing storm has already shredded travel plans from Hawaii to Europe – and options are decidedly limited for those trying to get out of or […]

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

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 […]

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Fox Business, August 14th 2012 – What Happens When You Get Sick Overseas?

See the full article from Fox Business at: https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/what-happens-when-you-get-sick-overseas …according to Chris Harvey, chief executive of travel insurance website SquareMouth.com, Medicare doesn’t cover most illnesses or injuries that happen abroad. There are two kinds of medical travel insurance: travel medical and medical evacuation. Typically they are sold as package policies and also include trip cancellation and […]

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Wall Street Journal, June 30th 2012 – Find Care on Vacation

…Some group health plans may cover a medical evacuation, says Susan Pisano, spokeswoman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group in Washington. One option is to buy travel insurance, which typically runs 5% to 7% of your trip’s total cost. Travel insurance for medical needs is usually offered as part of a package including […]

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CBS This Morning, June 15th 2012 – Travel insurance: Everything you need to know

(CBS News) From grounded cruise ships, to airline bankruptcies and mergers, to a hurricane season that’s starting early – travel isn’t always smooth sailing. “A very good shopping opportunity…Squaremouth.com… interrupts the language of the [travel insurance] policies to help you out.” See the full video from CBS This Morning: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57453909/travel-insurance-everything-you-need-to-know/?tag=mncol;lst;1

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Travel + Leisure, February 15th 2012 – Sea Sick: T+L Takes on the Norovirus

One way to hedge against such complications is travel insurance. After years of fielding letters from travelers whose plans were derailed by illness and accidents, I highly recommend buying travel insurance any time you’ve got more money paid for a trip than you want to give up. Sites such as Squaremouth.com, InsureMyTrip.com and Quotewright.com sells package policies that will reimburse you […]

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Wall Street Journal, June 1st 2012 – A Student-Travel Cheat Sheet

Health insurance. Many U.S. health plans offer little or no coverage when you are outside the U.S. or may impose time limits on coverage, so most formal study-abroad programs include a health plan. If your time abroad is more open-ended, you might need to purchase travel insurance or international medical coverage, which generally costs a young […]

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Washington Post, May 18th 2012 – Travel insurance FAQ: Buying a policy, filing claims and more

Where can I buy insurance? You can also buy through a travel agent or a third-party Web site such as Squaremouth, Travel Insurance Review, TripInsuranceStore.comand InsureMyTrip.com. Those sites also make it easy to compare policies. See the full article from the Washington Post at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/travel-insurance-faq-buying-a-policy-filing-claims-and-more/2012/05/17/gIQAn2XSYU_story.html

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