Squaremouth Press Room https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room Squaremouth Press Room Tue, 26 May 2015 16:13:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 CBS, May 23rd 2015 – How Travel Insurance Can End Up Being A Priceless Decision https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/cbs-may-23rd-2015-how-travel-insurance-can-end-up-being-a-priceless-decision/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/cbs-may-23rd-2015-how-travel-insurance-can-end-up-being-a-priceless-decision/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 16:13:53 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4243 “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 […]

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“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.comInsureMyTrip.comLonelyPlanet.com

The Travel Insurance Association said there are lots of lesser-known coverage options, like reimbursement for getting stuck on the tarmac, missed connections, lost passports, even delays or trip cancellations because of illness or injury at home.

Insurance can also cover medical evacuation back to the United States.

Read the full article online here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/05/23/experts-travel-insurance/

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Travel Insurance Provider Squaremouth Shines Spotlight on GeoBlue https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-geoblue/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-geoblue/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 15:08:38 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4234 ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 14, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on GeoBlue. History GeoBlue’s […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 14, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on GeoBlue.

History

GeoBlue’s parent company, Highway to Health, was founded in 1997 when they developed an innovative web-based, international, patented appointment scheduling system and built a worldwide contracted network of doctors, hospitals, and web-based tools and databases featuring provider search, destination health information and medical translations.

In 1999, Highway to Health launched a fully licensed agency and third party administrator supporting international health insurance programs and brought to market a full line of international health insurance programs for students, short-term leisure, business travelers and expats. In 2010 the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association granted Highway to Health and Worldwide Insurance Services an exclusive trademark license for a full line of international health insurance products under the trade name GeoBlue. GeoBlue corporate expatriate health plans were brought into the market in 2011 and individual expatriate health plans in 2012.

Exceptional Customer Care
GeoBlue offers travel insurance plans focused on providing customers with thorough Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation coverage. These customers have access to experienced global health coordinators worldwide who are able to schedule doctor appointments, guarantee upfront payments for medical care, and arrange for any necessary follow up treatment. The company ensures quality care by coordinating with the top 2% of healthcare providers across the globe. Customers within U.S. coverage have access to the Blue network, the largest in the U.S.

Travel Insurance for the 21st Century
GeoBlue uses innovative mobile technology to go one step further in assisting customers. With the mobile app travelers can utilize appointment scheduling, drug equivalency databases, and medical term and phrase translations.

“Our customers travel internationally for leisure, study, and work assignments. We aim to provide a high level of comfort and confidence to customers when they travel with a GeoBlue plan. Our plans provide easy access to trusted care all around the globe,” says Brendan Sharkey, Director of Individual Sales at GeoBlue.

Research and compare GeoBlue policies on squaremouth.com here.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

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Travel Insurance Provider Squaremouth Shines Spotlight on RoamRight https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-roamright/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-roamright/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 16:22:09 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4232 ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 12, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on RoamRight. One Unified […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 12, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on RoamRight.

One Unified Company
RoamRight was created in 2012 as Arch Insurance Company’s solution to providing travel insurance products from one fully-integrated company. All aspects of the company, from product development and underwriting, to customer service and claims, are handled by one expert team. This combination of support, experience, and solid financial backing allows RoamRight to give travelers an exceptional customer service and claims experience.

Customer Service Enhanced by Technology
The company offers a mobile app, unique to the travel insurance industry, as it allows customers to receive travel and security alerts, as well as access destination information. Travelers who purchase a policy with RoamRight also have access to 24/7 emergency assistance from anywhere in the world using their toll-free phone number or mobile app. In addition to these benefits, RoamRight customers have the ability to create an online account to easily review policy information and file a paperless claim, simplifying the claims process.

Extended Timeline for Benefits
RoamRight offers travelers an extended period of time to purchase time sensitive benefits such as Cancel for Any Reason and Pre-Existing Condition coverage. Typically, these benefits must be purchased no more than 14 days after a traveler’s first deposit, however RoamRight lengthens this purchase period to 21 days. This can be beneficial to travelers who are unable to purchase a policy within the standard 14 day window.

“We want to make sure every traveler understands their RoamRight coverage – before they buy. They can call, email, or chat with us to have their questions answered and get help deciding which policy is best for their trip.” says Linda Fallon, Senior Vice President of RoamRight.

Research and compare RoamRight policies on squaremouth.com here.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:

Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

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St. Pete Company Gives 20 Servers $1,000 Tips, Then One $10,000 Surprise https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/st-pete-company-gives-20-servers-1000-tips-then-one-10000-surprise/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/st-pete-company-gives-20-servers-1000-tips-then-one-10000-surprise/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 20:21:38 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4226 ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 6, 2015 – For two months, 20 local servers in St. Petersburg received more than the average tip, each was given a plain black envelope containing $1,000 in cash. The envelopes were part of the Thank You Campaign, launched by St. Pete-based Squaremouth, to recognize outstanding local customer service providers. After […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 6, 2015 – For two months, 20 local servers in St. Petersburg received more than the average tip, each was given a plain black envelope containing $1,000 in cash.

The envelopes were part of the Thank You Campaign, launched by St. Pete-based Squaremouth, to recognize outstanding local customer service providers. After all 20 envelopes were handed out, the company, joined by St. Petersburg’s Mayor Rick Kriseman, visited one of the recipients at work, revealing a jumbo-sized check for $10,000.

“We wanted to reward customer service in a tourism environment, being headquartered in St. Petersburg provided the perfect platform,” explained Squaremouth Co-Founder and CEO, Chris Harvey.

Squaremouth.com allows travelers to compare and buy travel insurance. The company has built a legacy of providing exceptional service, being recognized as one of the country’s best customer services teams by the American Business Awards in 2014. It was this customer-centric focus that inspired the Thank You Campaign.

Throughout the campaign, the company had a video produced, following them from the planning steps to the final $10,000 reveal. Included in the video are interviews with 5 of the recipients: an oyster shucker and father of four, a bartender with dreams of opening a bakery, a waitress in nursing school, a bar manager, and a craft beer server with Crohn’s disease.

“The most rewarding aspect of the Thank You Campaign was meeting such incredible and hardworking people,” said Squaremouth Director of Marketing, Megan Singh. “These people play a huge part in the reason St. Petersburg has become such a booming tourism environment.”

More information about Squaremouth’s Thank You Campaign, including recipient stories, photos and the official video can be found on the Thank You Campaign website: https://thankyoucampaign.squaremouth.com/

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

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Squaremouth Announces the Top Travel Insurance Providers of April, 2015 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/squaremouth-announces-the-top-travel-insurance-providers-of-april-2015/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/squaremouth-announces-the-top-travel-insurance-providers-of-april-2015/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 20:09:19 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4223 ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 5, 2015 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, announced its top-selling travel insurance providers of April, 2015. Top Selling Travel Insurance Providers for April, 2015 1 – Tin Leg – $276,294.00 2 – Travel Insured International – $146,475.00 3 – CSA Travel Protection – $130,696.94 4 – InsureandGo […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 5, 2015 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, announced its top-selling travel insurance providers of April, 2015.

Top Selling Travel Insurance Providers for April, 2015
1 – Tin Leg – $276,294.00
2 – Travel Insured International – $146,475.00
3 – CSA Travel Protection – $130,696.94
4 – InsureandGo USA – $120,785.53
5 – RoamRight – $112,075.19

Tin Leg
Policies sold in April, 2015: 888
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 17,424
Overall customer rating: 4.35 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.3%

Travel Insured International
Policies sold in April, 2015: 687
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 44,195
Overall customer rating: 4.44 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.7%

CSA Travel Protection
Policies sold in April, 2015: 553
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 43,749
Overall customer rating: 4.45 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.7%

InsureandGo USA
Policies sold in April, 2015: 640
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 1,658
Overall customer rating: 4.79 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.1%

RoamRight
Policies sold in April, 2015: 626
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 14,439
Overall customer rating: 4.49 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.4%

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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Travel Insurance Provider Squaremouth Shines Spotlight on Tin Leg https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-tin-leg/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-tin-leg/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 13:52:34 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4221 ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 5, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on Tin Leg. Founded […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 5, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on Tin Leg.

Founded by Travel Insurance Experts
After years of experience in the travel insurance industry, Tin Leg was created by the experts at Squaremouth to fill a void in the market left by other travel insurance products: policies with a high amount of primary medical insurance and a lower premium. Tin Leg’s three policies, Economy, Standard, and Luxury, offer comprehensive and affordable high Primary Medical insurance with competitive Trip Cancellation benefits. Since Tin Leg’s creation in 2013, the company has been the top-selling provider on squaremouth.com year-to-date.

Seasoned Customer Service Providers
The founders of Tin Leg created the company with an inherent dedication to offering exceptional customer service. Because all Tin Leg products are created by Squaremouth, Tin Leg’s customer service representatives are equipped with a unique knowledge of the industry as a whole. If Tin Leg is not the best option for the customer, Squaremouth agents will always recommend another policy that better suits their needs.

Tin Leg recommends that every first-time travel insurance customer conduct a comparison of policies to find the best coverage available to them. Seeking the consultation of travel insurance experts can assist customers in determining which benefits and coverages are the most important for their trip.

Research and compare Tin Leg policies on squaremouth.com here.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

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Tampa Bay Times, May 4th 2015 – Downtown St. Petersburg employer uses Apple, not carrot and stick https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/tampa-bay-times-may-4th-2015-downtown-st-petersburg-employer-uses-apple-not-carrot-and-stick/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/tampa-bay-times-may-4th-2015-downtown-st-petersburg-employer-uses-apple-not-carrot-and-stick/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 13:12:24 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4219 The local travel insurance company that woos its employees with unlimited paid vacation time, no assigned desks and a keg of beer always on tap just keeps on giving. Squaremouth Inc. is bestowing Apple Watches on its 24 employees to thank them and promote an enjoyable downtown workplace. About a third of employees already wear […]

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The local travel insurance company that woos its employees with unlimited paid vacation time, no assigned desks and a keg of beer always on tap just keeps on giving. Squaremouth Inc. is bestowing Apple Watches on its 24 employees to thank them and promote an enjoyable downtown workplace.

About a third of employees already wear their $349 Apple Watch Sports on their wrists. Those who requested black or pink bands are waiting for them to be delivered in June or July.

“When mine came, I did a victory lap around the office I was so excited,” said Megan Singh, the St. Petersburg company’s director of marketing.

Apple devotees around the world have been eagerly awaiting the watches since orders started April 10. Users can send texts, read emails, answer calls, pay for purchases and get directions with the device.

Squaremouth, which compares prices and benefits of hundreds of different travel insurance companies and sells coverage online, paid about $9,000 for the watches.

“We are a highly customer-focused company, and we’ve always believed that in order for us to provide the best customer service, we have to provide the best work environment,” CEO Chris Harvey said. “This is the third time Squaremouth has done something like this, and every time it’s been a lot of fun.”

The company gave out iPads in 2011 and 2013.

“We’re big Apple fans. Whenever Apple has an event, we’ll put on the TV and watch. We were all sitting in a circle watching about the Apple Watch and thinking how cool it was going to be,” Singh recounted. “Then Chris went into his office and called his partner in Indiana. Then he came out and told us we were all getting watches.”

The motivational perks and open, relaxed office culture (shoes are optional) seem to be working.

Harvey started Squaremouth with a $250,000 loan against his home 12 years ago. The company had more than $14 million in sales last year. It occupies the top floor of City Center at 100 Second Ave. S, but started in his son’s bedroom. That son formed a perfect square with his mouth when he cried, thus the name of the company. It also has offices in Fort Wayne, Ind., for software development.

Squaremouth has started its own line of travel insurance and sells hundreds of others. It offers around-the-clock customer service.

If that clock is in the form of a tiny computer strapped to one’s body, it would seem to be distracting. But Singh says so far, she thinks she’s more efficient because she can steadily glance at short messages and updates instead of taking a bigger chunk of time to read 40, 50 or more at one time.

“It’s been awesome for everyone here. You feel like there’s an added sense of unity because we’re all up to date with what (Apple Watch) apps are going to come up next,” she said. As for the employees who are cursing themselves for ordering black or pink bands, they too are keeping up with all the chatter.

Singh added: “At least they’ll be experts on how to use it when they come in.”

Read the full article online here: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/downtown-st-petersburg-employer-uses-apple-not-carrot-and-stick/2228282

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Local Company Buys Apple Watch for Every Employee https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/local-company-buys-apple-watch-for-every-employee/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/local-company-buys-apple-watch-for-every-employee/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 14:55:07 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4213 ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 4, 2015 – Local company, Squaremouth, believes success is a result of happy employees. Company perks include quarterly profit shares, unlimited paid vacation, and a birthday beer bonus with a mandatory day off, but Squaremouth also finds new and fresh ways to motivate employees. This month, it came in the form […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 4, 2015 – Local company, Squaremouth, believes success is a result of happy employees. Company perks include quarterly profit shares, unlimited paid vacation, and a birthday beer bonus with a mandatory day off, but Squaremouth also finds new and fresh ways to motivate employees. This month, it came in the form of a bulk order of Apple Watches, one for each employee.

Squaremouth is headquartered in downtown St. Petersburg. Their website, squaremouth.com, compares travel insurance policies. The decision to buy the Apple Watches came just weeks after the company wrapped up their Thank You Campaign, in which they gave away $30,000 to outstanding customer service providers in St. Petersburg.

“We want our employees to have fun and work hard, and we reward them when they do,” explains Squaremouth Co-Founder and CEO, Chris Harvey.

This isn’t the first time the company surprised its staff with an unexpected gift. In 2011 and 2013, Squaremouth purchased new iPads for each member of their team. The company also gives employees the opportunity to reward each other through their raise request process. Anytime anyone wants a raise, they present their case to the group, who then votes in favor for, or against, the raise. This unique approach to company culture has gained Squaremouth many awards, including the Best Place to Work and Coolest Office Space by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Vanessa Culver, Squaremouth’s newest hire, was asked her watch preference before her first day. “What blew me away was not only their generosity, but that they were willing to make such an investment in me as a future employee, before I even started,” said Culver.

Every employee will receive an Apple Watch Sport, with their choice of size and color. They were purchased on pre-order day, with the first shipments arriving at the company’s Florida and Indiana offices on launch day.

“There has been a buzz in the office since the watches began arriving,” says Brandi Morse, a long-time Squaremouth employee, still waiting for her watch to arrive. “The whole experience has served as one giant boost in morale.”

About Squaremouth
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from every major insurance provider in the US. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products. More information: www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT
Megan Singh
727-378-0938
msingh@squaremouth.com

 

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Nepal Earthquake May Not Always Trigger Travel Insurance, says Squaremouth https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/nepal-earthquake-may-not-always-trigger-travel-insurance-says-squaremouth/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/nepal-earthquake-may-not-always-trigger-travel-insurance-says-squaremouth/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:01:38 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4209 ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 28, 2015 – As a result of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, travelers with upcoming trips to the destination may be rethinking their plans. While travel insurance benefits typically include cancellation coverage for earthquakes, it isn’t always enough for an earthquake to occur. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 28, 2015 – As a result of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, travelers with upcoming trips to the destination may be rethinking their plans. While travel insurance benefits typically include cancellation coverage for earthquakes, it isn’t always enough for an earthquake to occur. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains how travel insurance applies to the earthquake in Nepal.

Before travelers can cancel their trip due to the earthquake, specific triggers must be met.

Coverage if Your Plane Won’t Fly
One trigger requires their common carrier to be delayed for a specific amount of time, typically ranging between 12 and 48 hours. Travelers who purchased a policy prior to the earthquake, and whose airlines have cancelled or delayed flights to Nepal for the required period of time, may be covered to cancel their trip.

Coverage if Your Destination is Evacuated
A second trigger requires a mandatory evacuation be issued for a traveler’s destination by the local authorities, or the U.S. Department of State, before they can cancel their trip.

Currently, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Alert for Nepal. Travelers who have previously purchased a policy should contact their insurance providers to confirm if this alert suffices as a reason to cancel their trip.

Coverage if Your Accommodations are Uninhabitable
A third trigger requires the traveler’s accommodation at their destination be rendered uninhabitable. In areas where there has been major structural damage, including loss of running water or electricity, travelers may be covered to cancel their trip.

“We have confirmed with some of our providers that the term “uninhabitable” will be looked at on a case-by-case basis,” explains Squaremouth Director of Marketing, Megan Singh. “In areas like Kathmandu, where widespread damage has been reported, the traveler’s accommodations may not necessarily need to be destroyed, as long as the area itself has been greatly damaged.”

No Coverage if You’re Too Scared to Travel
Travelers must meet at least one trigger in order to qualify for the Trip Cancellation benefit. Requiring at least one trigger rules out those who want to cancel because they no longer want, or are too scared, to travel to Nepal. The only option for travelers who want this option, is to purchase the Cancel for Any Reason upgrade.

No Coverage if You Haven’t Purchased Yet
All travel insurance providers require the policy be purchased prior to the earthquake, in order to have coverage related to the event.

Singh adds, “Travelers who purchase a policy after the morning of Saturday, April 25th,  and want to cancel a trip to Nepal because of the earthquake, will not be covered.”

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

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Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

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Travel Insurance Provider Squaremouth Shines Spotlight on Air Ambulance Card https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-air-ambulance-card/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-air-ambulance-card/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:43:12 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4201 ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 23, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on Air Ambulance Card. […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 23, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on Air Ambulance Card.

Over 55 Years of Industry Experience
Air Ambulance Card is a membership program providing prepaid air evacuation services to its members, anywhere in the world, anytime. In 1992, the company’s founders began working with the first travel assistance company in the United States, launching Air Ambulance in 2002. This membership program provides travelers with the choice of being transported under any medical circumstance and the ability to decide which hospital they are evacuated to at no additional charge. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Air Ambulance Card is led by executives with a combined over 55 years of experience in the healthcare and air medical fields.

Cutting Edge of Customer Service
As the first emergency evacuation service to offer online enrollment and instant email confirmations, Air Ambulance Card continues a long tradition of staying on the cutting edge of new technologies. Recently, the company launched a new website designed by Kevin Skarritt of Flock Marketing, a 10-time winner of Forbes’ Best of the Web. Among its features is a state-of-the-art user interface that allows individuals to enroll in the service in under five minutes. This is an advantage to last-minute buyers who may have forgotten to purchase a medical evacuation policy until shortly before their trip.

“We know that people forget about products like ours until they are ready to travel, so we were the first membership program to provide immediate online enrollment and email confirmation,” says Sam Jackson, Managing Director.

All-Inclusive Medical Evacuation
Air Ambulance Card offers travelers a more inclusive evacuation option than standard travel insurance providers. The company fills a niche customer demand by allowing travelers to choose which hospital to be evacuated to regardless of medical necessity or circumstance.

“Air Ambulance Card will provide you the peace of mind that you need when traveling both within the United States and abroad. If you are sick or injured, we will bring you home,” explains Jackson. Air Ambulance supports this peace of mind by allowing customers to make the big decisions, and by providing the very best care during and after transport.

Research and compare Air Ambulance Card policies on squaremouth.com here.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

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Travel Insurance Provider Squaremouth Shines Spotlight on TravelSafe Travel Protection https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-travelsafe-travel-protection/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-travelsafe-travel-protection/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:17:44 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4198 ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 21, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To help travelers learn more about these companies, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on TravelSafe. Over […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 21, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To help travelers learn more about these companies, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on TravelSafe.

Over a Century of Experience
TravelSafe began selling insurance under their parent company, Chester Perfetto Agency, in 1971. The family-owned business is headquartered in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and offers over 150 years of combined travel insurance experience.

Driven by integrity, teamwork, and innovation, TravelSafe upholds high customer service expectations, and places their relationship with travelers as a top priority. The company realizes that each customer’s experience is unique, and personalizes each call by ensuring there is always a live person to speak with on the phone.

Coverage That Stands Out
Since their launch, TravelSafe has pioneered benefits that have become standard within the travel insurance industry, including Financial Insolvency and Cancel for Any Reason coverage. More recently, they began offering new innovative benefits, such as Hurricane Warning, Extension of School Year, and Kennel Charges. Hurricane Warning covers travelers whose trips are cancelled or interrupted due to a hurricane warning being issued for their destination. Extension of School Year provides coverage to cancel or interrupt a trip if the school continues classes beyond the predefined school year. Kennel Charges reimburses travelers for additional kennel fees if a traveler is delayed returning home and have placed their pet in a kennel. All TravelSafe policies also include 24 Hour Assistance and Concierge Services at no additional cost. This can be especially useful when booking local attractions or making reservations at a local restaurant.

“We focus on including all critical coverage rather than making it optional. We believe that travel insurance is complicated enough, and for that reason we make our policies all-inclusive,” explains Carlos Cividanes, EVP of Industry Relations.

Research and compare TravelSafe policies on squaremouth.com here.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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Travel Insurance Provider Squaremouth Shines Spotlight on Trawick International https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-trawick-international/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-on-trawick-international/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:19:12 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4193 ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 16, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on Trawick International. Catering […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 16, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on Trawick International.

Catering to Customer Needs
Trawick International was founded in 1998 with the goal of creating insurance products that would meet and exceed the changing needs of travelers. The company began by providing insurance policies to university students, studying domestically and abroad, and eventually began building and providing travel insurance products to a vast array of clients around the world.

A Variety of Plans with Unique Benefits
Trawick is able to meet an array of customer needs by offering an extensive variety of customizable travel insurance policies. These plans cater to a wide range of customers with affordable Primary Medical coverage, and a unique Pre-Existing Medical Condition benefit. Trawick’s Pre-Existing Condition benefit extends to policies purchased within 30 days of a traveler’s last trip payment. This is unique to the travel insurance industry, as most providers require a policy be purchased within 30 days of the first deposit date in order to include the benefit.

Continuous Customer Service
Trawick customers receive dedicated service around the clock. Before departure, they are assisted through policy changes or cancellations. 24-hour customer support and emergency assistance is available while traveling, and upon their return, Trawick offers guidance through the claims process. These benefits are available to all Trawick International customers worldwide.

“We pledge to provide the travel insurance customers need so they can focus on worry-free travels,” says Jane Pennington, Director of Administration, for Trawick International.

Research and compare Trawick International policies on squaremouth.com here.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

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Chicago Tribune, April 14th 2015 – Seniors on the Go: ‘Want the Insurance?’ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/chicago-tribune-april-14th-2015-seniors-on-the-go-want-the-insurance/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/chicago-tribune-april-14th-2015-seniors-on-the-go-want-the-insurance/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:33:55 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4187 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 […]

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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 article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/sns-201504140000–tms–travelpkctnxf-b20150414-20150414-column.html

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Travel Insurance Provider Squaremouth Shines Spotlight on HCC Medical Insurance Services https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-hcc-medical-insurance-services/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-hcc-medical-insurance-services/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:06:27 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4182 ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 7, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To help travelers learn more about these companies, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on HCC Medical […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 7, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To help travelers learn more about these companies, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on HCC Medical Insurance Services.

Online Insurance Frontier
Established in Indianapolis in 1998, HCC Medical Insurance Services (HCCMIS) was one of the first companies to offer emergency medical insurance products and services online. Today, customers can review coverage options, obtain quotes, purchase travel insurance, and receive their documentation electronically 24 hours a day. Also available online, is HCCMIS’ “Client Zone”, an online portal which allows customers to view pre-trip advisories, download an ID card, file a claim, and extend their coverage.

Going Global
In 2002, the Noel Group, LLC bought HCCMIS, adding service offices throughout the world, expanding its product offerings, and transforming its customer service department into a travel insurance and international assistance platform. Six years later, the company was purchased by HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., further expanding HCCMIS into the brokerage community. Both acquisitions have increased the company’s assets and ratings. Today, HCCMIS has the highest rating of A+ by A.M. Best Company, which rates their financial security.

Creative and Flexible Benefits
HCCMIS owns a syndicate at Lloyd’s of London, positioning them with unique advantages in the marketplace. Among these advantages, is the flexibility it provides in creating new benefits to meet the evolving international travel medical insurance industry. Personal liability, crisis management, and the ability to include additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage are a few benefits offered by HCCMIS that are not commonly included in most other travel medical policies.

Advice for International Travelers
“Most individuals with a domestic insurance plan often wonder if they need supplemental coverage while traveling abroad. Our answer is typically ‘yes’,” said Juan Mas, Business Unit Director at HCC. “Most domestic insurance companies will provide limited or no coverage outside of the member’s home country. Travel medical insurance is usually affordable and can protect one’s health and assets during an international adventure.”

Research and compare HCC Medical Insurance Services policies on squaremouth.com here.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

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Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

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Allegiant Strike Highlights Travel Insurance Benefit, says Squaremouth https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/allegiant-strike-highlights-travel-insurance-cancellation-benefit-says-squaremouth/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/allegiant-strike-highlights-travel-insurance-cancellation-benefit-says-squaremouth/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:23:51 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4176 ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 3, 2015 – Earlier this week, pilots at Allegiant Air announced their plan to strike, threatening the trips of as many as 186,000 travelers. Unfortunately for Allegiant customers, it is too late to purchase a travel insurance policy to cover the pending strike. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, answers […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 3, 2015 – Earlier this week, pilots at Allegiant Air announced their plan to strike, threatening the trips of as many as 186,000 travelers. Unfortunately for Allegiant customers, it is too late to purchase a travel insurance policy to cover the pending strike. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, answers two major questions about insurance coverage for airline strikes.

Can I Get Coverage for an Airline Strike?
Labor strikes causing flight cancellations are generally covered under standard Trip Cancellation policies. Policies that include this benefit may reimburse a traveler 100% of their nonrefundable trip costs if an airline strike causes their trip to be cancelled.

However, coverage ends once the strike has been announced or reported by the media. Once this occurs, it becomes a foreseeable event, and will be excluded on any policies purchased after the announcement.

“When determining the cutoff date for coverage of a strike, most travel insurance providers go by the date it becomes public knowledge, not the date the strike actually occurs,” explains Squaremouth Director of Marketing, Megan Singh.

In addition to being unforeseen, most travel insurance providers require the strike be organized, announced and sanctioned by a labor union in order to be covered. Some also require it to cause complete cessation of a common carrier for a specific time period before the benefit is triggered, this varies between 12 and 48 hours.

Can I Still Get Coverage if Strikes at my Airline are Common?
German airline, Lufthansa, has been riddled with pilot strikes in recent years. In March of 2015, the airline experienced its 12th walkout in the past 12 months.

In this situation, coverage for future strikes varies depending on the insurance provider. Some will consider future strikes inevitable, thus excluding them, while others will look at each strike as an individual event, and will still provide coverage, regardless of past strike history.

“In the case of Lufthansa pilot strikes, each provider will have their own interpretation if future strikes are ‘foreseeable’,” added Singh. “Some of our providers have already explicitly excluded coverage of this airline due to their strike history, while others have said coverage can still be available.”

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

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Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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Squaremouth Announces the Top Travel Insurance Providers of March, 2015 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/squaremouth-announces-top-travel-insurance-providers-march-2015/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/squaremouth-announces-top-travel-insurance-providers-march-2015/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:54:53 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4172 ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 2, 2015 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, announced its top-selling travel insurance providers of March, 2015. Top Selling Travel Insurance Providers for March, 2015 1 – Tin Leg – $315,398.50 2 – CSA Travel Protection – $184,322.81 3 – Travel Insured International – $177,952.00 4 – RoamRight […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL April 2, 2015 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, announced its top-selling travel insurance providers of March, 2015.

Top Selling Travel Insurance Providers for March, 2015
1 – Tin Leg – $315,398.50
2 – CSA Travel Protection – $184,322.81
3 – Travel Insured International – $177,952.00
4 – RoamRight – $111,547.70
5 – APRIL Travel Protection – $104,432.57

Tin Leg
Policies sold in March, 2015: 988
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 16,469
Overall customer rating: 4.35 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.3%

CSA Travel Protection
Policies sold in March, 2015: 691
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 43,152
Overall customer rating: 4.45 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.7%

Travel Insured International
Policies sold in March, 2015: 793
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 43,452
Overall customer rating: 4.44 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.7%

RoamRight
Policies sold in March, 2015: 705
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 13,783
Overall customer rating: 4.48 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.4%

APRIL Travel Protection
Policies sold in March, 2015: 366
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 2,647
Overall customer rating: 4.02 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.3%

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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Frommer’s, March 31st 2015 – Is An Exotic Trip In Your Future? Here Are Some Important Health Precautions to Take in Advance of Travel https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/frommers-march-31st-2015-exotic-trip-future-important-health-precautions-take-advance-travel/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/frommers-march-31st-2015-exotic-trip-future-important-health-precautions-take-advance-travel/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:03:02 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4169 “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 […]

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“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.”

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Travel Insurance Provider Squaremouth Shines Spotlight on Travelex Insurance Services https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-travelex-insurance-services/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-travelex-insurance-services/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:05:34 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4165 ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 31, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To help customers learn more about the companies on their website, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 31, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To help customers learn more about the companies on their website, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on Travelex Insurance Services.

History
Travelex’s history dates back to 1955, when Tele-Trip Insurance, Mutual of Omaha’s travel insurance subsidiary company, began offering travel protection and flight accident plans. In 1996, the Travelex Group purchased Tele-Trip Insurance, founding Travelex Insurance Services. Today, Travelex is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, with sales offices around the country.

The “ExFactor”
Travelex offers an exclusive “ExFactor” advantage, which provides their customers with experienced people, excellent protection plans and exceptional customer care. Combined, these “ExFactors” help provide each Travelex client, customer, and travel agent with a VIP experience.

Travelex’s “excellent protection plans” offer 24-hour coverage for trip cancellations, flight delays, medical emergencies including evacuations and other benefits. Many of the Travelex plans provide First Payer Coverage with no deductible, meaning they will pay first but may recover funds from medical & other collectible insurance plans. In addition, Travelex provides one of the most ‘family friendly’ plans on the market, offering coverage for children under age 21 at no additional charge when accompanied by a covered adult family member.

Classic Plans with a Modern Twist
Travelex has progressed through the evolution of travel insurance products which started as a simple flight accidental death and dismemberment plans, to the broad coverage policies they sell today. The company continues to modify and upgrade their plans to meet the needs of modern leisure travelers, by offering pre-existing medical condition coverage, family friendly kids-free pricing, pet insurance provisions and ‘cancel for any reason’ upgrades.

Personalized Customer Support
Prior to their trip, Travelex customers can rely on the company’s experienced customer solutions representatives’ product and benefit knowledge for help answering real-life scenarios, providing insurance quotes, and processing enrollments.

For assistance after purchase, these representatives are available to expedite policy modifications, from travel date corrections to adding coverage for additional travel components.

During a traveler’s trip, Travelex’s partnership with On Call International provides world-class travel assistance when a need arises. Regardless of a traveler’s location, multilingual assistance is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Travelex’s customer solution center’s focus is to exceed the expectations of travelers, make travel insurance easy, and treat every customer as a VIP.

“Travelex is extremely proud of the fact we are easy to do business with,” said Michael Ambrose, President of Travelex Insurance Services. “We take the time to make certain every customer receives prompt quality assistance in answering all their questions — our superior service ensures customers keep coming back.”

Research and compare Travelex policies on squaremouth.com here.

This is a partial description of benefits. For a summary of details on coverages, benefit, limitations and exclusions of the insurance plan, please refer to the applicable Description of Coverage. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio; NAIC # 10952.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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Terrorism and Travel Insurance: What to Know Before You Buy, says Squaremouth https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/terrorism-travel-insurance-know-buy-says-squaremouth/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/terrorism-travel-insurance-know-buy-says-squaremouth/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:33:06 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4163 ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 26, 2015 – In the wake of several recent terrorist attacks, travelers may have growing concerns about their safety. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains what travelers need to know about travel insurance coverage for terrorism before buying a policy. Terrorism Coverage Still Widely Available Despite recent attacks […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 26, 2015 – In the wake of several recent terrorist attacks, travelers may have growing concerns about their safety. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains what travelers need to know about travel insurance coverage for terrorism before buying a policy.

Terrorism Coverage Still Widely Available
Despite recent attacks tied to terrorist cells, travel insurance policies can still be purchased to include cancellation coverage for future terrorist attacks. However, before an attack is covered, it must meet specific criteria.

In general, an event must meet three major factors to be considered a “terrorist attack” in terms of travel insurance. Most insurance providers require an event be deemed as “terrorism” by the U.S. Department of State or the reasonable local authorities where it took place. In addition, it must have occurred at a time and place that would reasonably impact a traveler’s trip. Generally, this is a city listed on the traveler’s itinerary or within 120 miles of one, and within 30 days of their arrival.

In every case, a travel insurance policy must be purchased prior to the event, in order to have coverage for any losses related to it. If a traveler has purchased a policy prior to a terrorist attack, and the attack meets their policy’s definition of “terrorism”, they may be covered to cancel their trip and be reimbursed 100% of their nonrefundable trip costs.

Costly Coverage for Fear
Some travelers simply want the option to cancel their trip if they are uncomfortable traveling due to recent terrorist attacks or threats. While canceling due to fear is always excluded, some travel insurance policies offer an optional Cancel for Any Reason upgrade, which allows travelers to do just that.

In order to be eligible for this benefit, the policy must be purchased within 21 days of the first deposit date and must insure 100% of the trip cost. This benefit increases the price of the policy by about 40%, and provides up to 75% reimbursement of nonrefundable trip costs.

Despite the hefty price tag, it is the only option for travelers who want the flexibility to cancel out of fear, or if an attack doesn’t meet their policy’s definition of “terrorism”.

“As terrorist attacks become more frequent, we are seeing growing concerns from travelers looking for terrorism coverage,” said Squaremouth Director of Marketing, Megan Singh. “But before travelers jump to purchase a policy with the “terrorism” benefit, we urge them to make sure they really understand what they are covered for.”

To keep travelers up-to-date with travel insurance coverage related to terrorism, Squaremouth launched the Terrorism and Travel Insurance Information Center. This online resource is updated with official provider position statements, answers to frequently asked questions, and current government travel alerts and notices related to terrorist attacks.

About Squaremouth
Squaremouth.com compares travel insurance products from every major insurance provider in the US. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and customer reviews, travelers can research, compare and purchase insurance. More information: www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERTS:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
727-378-0938

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Travel Insurance Provider Squaremouth Shines Spotlight on Seven Corners https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-seven-corners/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/travel-insurance-provider-squaremouth-shines-spotlight-seven-corners/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:20:06 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4158 ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 24, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on Seven Corners. Seven […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 24, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To further assist customers in their research, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on Seven Corners.

Seven Corners, has been administering travel insurance support from Carmel, Indiana, since 1993. Co-founders, Jim Krampen and Justin Tysdal, founded the company with the goal of creating an international travel insurance company, focused on personalized customer service and high quality products.

A Multitude of Services, All Under One Roof
Seven Corners has grown from a company offering one retail product to a multifaceted, multinational organization providing numerous products and services to a variety of markets worldwide. Seven Corners handles program administration, premium payments, general underwriting, licensed TPA services, claims processing, 24/7 travel assistance services, nurse triage, case management, and international PPO vendor services.

The company aims to set itself apart from other travel insurance providers by offering comprehensive customer assistance. “With just one phone call, you will speak to a live person who can get you the help that you need. Whether it’s a typo on your ID card, finding a doctor in a foreign country, or assistance filing your claim – it’s all done here under one roof,” says Tim Birky, Director of Marketing.

Service That Continues After Purchase
While traveling, customers are supported by Seven Corners’ 24/7 in-house travel assistance department. This service allows travelers to contact the insurance company for assistance finding a doctor, issues resulting from lost passports, help with currency conversion and re-booking flights. The company also offers its services to the customer once their trip is over, allowing ninety days for a claim to be filed, and support in gathering documentation.

Seven Corners recommends that first time customers, and those considering purchasing a policy, speak with a travel insurance expert to find the best policy.

Research and compare Seven Corners policies on squaremouth.com here.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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Tunisia Shootings and Travel Insurance: Squaremouth Explains 3 Requirements for Coverage https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/tunisia-shootings-travel-insurance-squaremouth-explains-3-requirements-coverage/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/tunisia-shootings-travel-insurance-squaremouth-explains-3-requirements-coverage/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:38:17 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4156 ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 18, 2015 – At least 17 tourists are among the confirmed casualties of a shooting in Tunisia. While most travel insurance policies include the Terrorism benefit, providers use different standards to decide if an attack is covered. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains the three factors travelers should […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 18, 2015 – At least 17 tourists are among the confirmed casualties of a shooting in Tunisia. While most travel insurance policies include the Terrorism benefit, providers use different standards to decide if an attack is covered. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains the three factors travelers should look for in their policy to determine if they’re covered to cancel their trip.

Who deemed the attack as terrorism?
Before an attack can be covered under the Terrorism benefit, most travel insurance policies require it to be deemed an official act of terror by the U.S. Department of State. However, some will exclude coverage for any attack if there is an active U.S. travel warning in the destination where it occurred.

“It is not enough for a violent attack to take place, or for a terrorist cell to be suspected of carrying out the attack,” explains Squaremouth Product Manager, Adam Rusin. “It must be officially declared a terrorist attack by reasonable Government bodies.”

Where did the attack occur?
In order for an event to meet the travel insurance definition of “Terrorism”, it must take place in a location that would reasonably impact a traveler. Most policies require the attack to occur either in a city listed on the traveler’s itinerary, or within a specified distance from their destination. This varies between 1 and 120 miles.

When did the attack occur?
100% of travel insurance providers require the policy be purchased before the terrorist attack occurs. It must also take place within a stated number of days from the traveler’s arrival at their destination.

“Of the 55 policies on our website that cover terrorism, most require the attack to occur within 30 days of the traveler’s arrival,” adds Rusin.

Prior to the March 18th shootings at the Bardo museum, there was no U.S. Government-issued travel warning for Tunisia. This means, travelers who have already purchase a travel insurance policy, and whose policy classifies the shootings as terrorism, may be covered to cancel their trip.

To keep travelers informed about travel insurance coverage for terrorist activity, Squaremouth launched the Terrorism and Travel Insurance Information Center. This webpage is updated as official travel insurance provider position statements, FAQs and travel warnings become available.

About Squaremouth
Squaremouth.com compares travel insurance products from every major insurance provider in the US. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and customer reviews, travelers can research, compare and purchase insurance. More information: www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERTS:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
727-378-0938

 

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How to Get Your Money Back if You Bought the Wrong Travel Insurance Policy, says Squaremouth https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/get-money-back-bought-wrong-travel-insurance-policy-says-squaremouth/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/get-money-back-bought-wrong-travel-insurance-policy-says-squaremouth/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:04:38 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4153 ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 17, 2015 – Travel insurance may be a smart investment for travelers, but depending on the policy, it can also be a significant additional cost. Fortunately for those who have second thoughts about their policy, most come with a Money Back Guarantee period. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 17, 2015 – Travel insurance may be a smart investment for travelers, but depending on the policy, it can also be a significant additional cost. Fortunately for those who have second thoughts about their policy, most come with a Money Back Guarantee period. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains how travelers can get their money back if they change their mind about an insurance policy.

Money Back Guarantee: How it Works
90% of travel insurance policies on squaremouth.com come with a Money Back Guarantee or “free look period”, during which a traveler can decide whether or not the policy they purchased is right for them. This time frame typically lasts up to 14 days following the purchase date, or until the traveler starts their trip, whichever is sooner. Some policies, however, allow the traveler to cancel their policy up until their departure date.

The Money Back Guarantee comes at no additional expense. During this window, most providers offer 100% reimbursement, however some hold back a cancellation or administration fee.

Money Back Guarantee: Terms by Provider
While the Money Back Guarantee is standard across most travel insurance, the terms differ by policy. To help travelers find the one that best fits their needs, Squaremouth has compiled a list of their products, organized by Money Back Guarantee timeframes.

Products with a 14 Day Money Back Guarantee Period
April Travel Protection
Economy Plan
VIP Plan
Trip Cancellation Plan
Multi-Trip Plan Universal
Multi-Trip Plan Elite
Choice
Global Alert Administrators
Global Alert Essentials
Global Alert Preferred
Global Alert Preferred Plus
MH Ross Travel Insurance Services
Asset Plus
Bridge
Complete
Asset
RoamRight
Preferred
Elite
Active
Adventure
Multi-Trip
Multi-Trip Medical excl US
Medical excl US
Evacuation
Tin Leg
Standard
Luxury
Gold
Travel Insured International
Worldwide Trip Protector Lite
Worldwide Trip Protector Plus
Worldwide Trip Protector

Products with a 10 Day Money Back Guarantee Period
Allianz
Classic
Classic with Trip+
CSA
Custom
GeoBlue
Voyager Choice
Voyager Essential
Trekker Choice excl US
Trekker Essential excl US
HTH Travel Insurance
TravelGap Voyager excl US
TravelGap Multi-Trip Silver excl US
TravelGap Multi-Trip Gold excl US
TravelGap Excursion excl US
InsureandGo USA
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Global Silver excl US
Global Gold excl US
Global Platinum excl US
iTravelInsured
Deluxe Travel
Elite
Travel Lite
365 Travel Medical Program
Student
Standard Travel
365 Standard
365 Deluxe
Seven Corners
RoundTrip Economy
RoundTrip Elite
Travelex Insurance Services
Flight Insure Multi-trip AD&D Only
Flight Insure Package Plan Multi-trip
Flight Insure Plus – Flight AD&D Only
Flight Insure Plus – Package Plan
Travel Basic
Travel Max
Travel Select
TravelSafe
Basic
Classic
Classic Plus
Trawick International
Safe Travels USA Trip Protection
Safe Travels International Trip Protection excl US
USA-ASSIST Worldwide Protection
GlobalTrip Classic
GlobalTrip Saver
GlobalTrip Plus
GlobalTrip High Medical

Products with a Money Back Guarantee Until Departure
HCC Medical Insurance Services
Atlas International Excl US
Atlas America Incl US
Atlas MultiTrip Incl US
Atlas MultiTrip excl US
Seven Corners
Liaison Continent excl US
Liaison Majestic excl US
Liaison International excl US
Wander Frequent Traveler excl US
Trawick International
Safe Travels USA
Safe Travels International excl US
USA-ASSIST Worldwide Protection
Global Travel Medical Executive
Global Travel Medical Gold
Global Travel Medical Platinum
Global Travel Medical Standard
GlobalTrip Classic

Products with No Money Back Guarantee
Air Ambulance Card
Standard Annual
Extended Stay 6 Months
Extended Stay 12 Months
MedjetAssist
Annual Membership
MedjetAssist Extended Stay
MedjetAssist Short Term Plan
USA-ASSIST Worldwide Protection
Global Travel Medical Diamond
Global Travel Medical Standard
Global Travel Medical Titanium

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 12, 2015 – Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, allows travelers to quote, compare, and purchase travel insurance from every major provider in the US. To help travelers learn more about these companies, Squaremouth has launched the travel insurance provider spotlight series. In this article, Squaremouth shines a light on April USA.

History of April Travel Protection
In 1988, The April Group was founded by Bruno Rousset in Lyon, France. 26 years later, the company expanded into the North American market, launching April Travel Protection’s USA division in 2013. April’s international headquarters remain in Lyon, France, while the North American headquarters are in Miami, Florida.

Rousset’s vision for the company was to “change the image of insurance”, a concept that is still reflected in April’s identity today. To maintain this mission, April has taken steps to differentiate itself from competitors.

What’s Different About April?
April offers unique “Stress Less” benefits, through which they instantly adjudicate issues policyholders may experience while traveling. Common issues that qualify for this benefit are delayed and cancelled flights, unexpected hotel stays, and medical emergencies and evacuations. Through the Stress Less process, April resolves the issue immediately, often providing on-the-spot payment, allowing the customer to avoid the claims process when they return home.

April is able to provide Stress Less benefits through their Global Travel Assistance Network, which consists of strategically placed emergency assistance offices around the world. This is an advantage as it allows April to control their customer’s experience throughout their trip, as opposed to outsourcing these services.

April’s Advice for Travelers
April USA’s CEO, Jason Schreier, advises first time travel insurance buyers to speak to an expert in the industry, “On the web, policies can look extremely similar to one another. The differences are often in the fine print that most people don’t read or understand.” Adding, “a great place for first-time buyers to check is aggregator sites. These give them broad view of the market and can help find a price or plan that works for their specific needs.”

Research and compare April policies on squaremouth.com here.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

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Squaremouth Announces the Top Travel Insurance Providers of February, 2015 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/squaremouth-announces-top-travel-insurance-providers-february-2015/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/squaremouth-announces-top-travel-insurance-providers-february-2015/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:40:14 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4141 ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 5, 2015 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, announced its top-selling travel insurance providers of February, 2015. Top Selling Travel Insurance Providers for February, 2015 1 – Tin Leg – $374,128.50 2 – CSA Travel Protection – $190,605.26 3 – Travel Insured International – $153,065.00 4 – RoamRight […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 5, 2015 – Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, announced its top-selling travel insurance providers of February, 2015.

Top Selling Travel Insurance Providers for February, 2015
1 – Tin Leg – $374,128.50
2 – CSA Travel Protection – $190,605.26
3 – Travel Insured International – $153,065.00
4 – RoamRight – $120,005.78
5 – APRIL Travel Protection – $107,939.16

Tin Leg
Policies sold in February, 2015: 1068
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 15,515
Overall customer rating: 4.36 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.3%

CSA Travel Protection
Policies sold in February, 2015: 695
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 42,493
Overall customer rating: 4.45 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.7%

Travel Insured International
Policies sold in February, 2015: 735
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 42,683
Overall customer rating: 4.45 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.7%

RoamRight
Policies sold in February, 2015: 685
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 13,110
Overall customer rating: 4.45 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.4%

APRIL Travel Protection
Policies sold in February, 2015: 351
Total number of policies sold through Squaremouth platform: 2,291
Overall customer rating: 4.45 out of 5
Percent of negative reviews to sales: 0.3%

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

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Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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Chicago Tribune, March 4th 2015 – Avoiding travel insurance gotchas https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/chicago-tribune-march-4th-2015-avoiding-travel-insurance-gotchas/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/chicago-tribune-march-4th-2015-avoiding-travel-insurance-gotchas/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:30:47 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4137 “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 […]

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“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.”

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Tampa Bay Times, February 25th 2015 – 3 Daughters bartender wins prize https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/tampa-bay-times-february-25th-2015-3-daughters-bartender-wins-prize/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/tampa-bay-times-february-25th-2015-3-daughters-bartender-wins-prize/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:07:04 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4134   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 […]

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Thank You Campaign Final Winner

 

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 the grand prize. The community voted online and Squaremouth representatives made secret visits to check out the contenders.

Wolf, who has Crohn’s disease, has had six surgeries in two years. She will use the prize money to pay medical bills and take her daughter to visit her grandfather in Colorado.

“This act of kindness makes me want to pay it forward,” she said. Squaremouth also gave 3 Daughters $1,000 to share among other employees.

Read the full article here: http://www.tampabay.com/news/pei-wei-burgermonger-coming-to-fourth-street-in-st-petersburg/2219028

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Measles and Travel Insurance: Coverage Widely Available for Concerned Parents, says Squaremouth https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/measles-travel-insurance-coverage-widely-available-concerned-parents-says-squaremouth/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/measles-travel-insurance-coverage-widely-available-concerned-parents-says-squaremouth/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:34:41 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4128 ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 23, 2015 – The measles virus has spread to 15 states, with most cases stemming from one of the most popular destinations in the world, Disneyland. While health officials urge travelers to get vaccinated, those with children too young may be concerned about exposing them to the contagious virus. Squaremouth, America’s […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 23, 2015 – The measles virus has spread to 15 states, with most cases stemming from one of the most popular destinations in the world, Disneyland. While health officials urge travelers to get vaccinated, those with children too young may be concerned about exposing them to the contagious virus. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains the coverage available for travelers concerned about contracting measles.

Travel Insurance for the Unvaccinated
Currently, all 21 providers and 129 products on squaremouth.com provide coverage for travelers who are concerned about contracting the measles virus before or during their trip.

If a traveler contracts measles while on vacation, the Emergency Medical benefit covers hospitalization and treatment costs, while Medical Evacuation covers transportation costs to the nearest adequate medical facility. Under the Trip Cancellation benefit, travelers who contract the virus before their departure may be able to cancel their trip and receive reimbursement for the prepaid and nonrefundable trip expenses that went unused.

No Qualifications for Coverage
Despite the vaccination debate, travel insurance providers do not require travelers be vaccinated in order to be covered. Children as early as 14 days can be insured under a policy, 12 months before they are eligible for the measles vaccine.

Travel insurance benefits for measles will remain available unless the outbreak worsens, causing it to become declared as an epidemic or pandemic. At that point, some travel insurance providers may consider contracting it as foreseeable and exclude it from coverage under their policies.

“Travel insurance can’t make a traveler immune to measles,” says Squaremouth Director of Marketing, Megan Singh, “but it can offer peace of mind and financial support to travelers, especially parents, who are concerned about their young children contracting the contagious virus.”

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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St. Pete Server Gets $10,000 Surprise from Squaremouth and Mayor Kriseman https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/st-pete-server-gets-10000-surprise-squaremouth-mayor-kriseman/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/st-pete-server-gets-10000-surprise-squaremouth-mayor-kriseman/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:07:30 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4120 ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 19, 2015 – Friday the 13th was a lucky day for one local server in St. Petersburg. Instead of receiving a 20% tip, Melissa Wolf, a bartender at 3 Daughters Brewing, was surprised with a giant check for $10,000. This was the final stage of a three-month initiative by local company […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 19, 2015 – Friday the 13th was a lucky day for one local server in St. Petersburg. Instead of receiving a 20% tip, Melissa Wolf, a bartender at 3 Daughters Brewing, was surprised with a giant check for $10,000. This was the final stage of a three-month initiative by local company Squaremouth, to thank outstanding customer service providers in St. Petersburg.

Squaremouth launched the Thank You Campaign in December. For two months, they searched for twenty exceptional customer service providers around their downtown St. Petersburg headquarters. Those who went above and beyond for their customers received a plain black envelope containing $1,000 in cash.

“It was one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve had,” said Melissa, about receiving the $1,000 surprise. “Such generosity and the act of incredible kindness from a complete stranger is such an amazing gift to receive.”

Other recipients included a waitress in nursing school, a bartender hoping to open her own bakery, and an oyster shucker who recently welcomed his third son.

After all twenty recipients were chosen, Squaremouth asked the community to vote for their favorite recipient. This vote, coupled with the original experience and secret subsequent visits secured Melissa as the winner.

The $10,000 surprise took place during Melissa’s shift at 3 Daughters Brewing on February 13th. On behalf of the city of St. Petersburg, Mayor Rick Kriseman joined Squaremouth to present the checks, one for Melissa, and another $1,000 check made out to 3 Daughters Brewing to be shared amongst their employees.

“This act of kindness makes me want to pay it forward and hopefully I can one day give an amazing gift to a stranger, like Squaremouth has done for me. You have helped me have a better life and I am eternally grateful,” said Melissa, who plans to use the money to pay medical bills and take her daughter to visit her grandfather in Colorado.

Squaremouth.com allows travelers to research, compare and buy travel insurance. The company has built a legacy of providing exceptional service, being recognized as one of the country’s best customer services teams by the American Business Awards in 2014. This focus on exceptional service inspired the Thank You Campaign, recognizing others in a tourism environment who go above and beyond for their customers.

Read about Melissa’s story and watch her $10,000 surprise on Squaremouth’s Thank You Campaign website: https://thankyoucampaign.squaremouth.com/melissa-wolf/.

About Squaremouth
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from every major insurance provider in the US. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products. More information: www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT
Megan Singh
727-378-0938
msingh@squaremouth.com

 

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WTSP 10 News, February 17th 2015 – St. Petersburg server gets big surprise https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/wtsp-10-news-february-17th-2015-st-petersburg-server-gets-big-surprise/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/wtsp-10-news-february-17th-2015-st-petersburg-server-gets-big-surprise/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:49:55 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4116 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 […]

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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 local servers in the St. Pete area, got $1,000 in cash!

Melissa is recently back to work after a 2-month recovery from her 6th surgery in the past 2 years. Melissa has Crohn’s Disease. A week after she received the $1,000, she visited a world-renown surgeon in New York with hopes of a future without an ileostomy bag. Her young daughter, Willow, is her inspiration. The first $1,000 was able to pay her rent while she was out of work.

Despite Melissa’s personal story, her customer service has been incredible – everyone who enters 3 Daughters becomes her friend, and her attitude is contagious.

That’s why community members voted for her to receive the grand prize — $10,000!

It almost left her speechless.

 

Read the full article online here: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2015/02/13/stpetersburg-melissa-wolf-squaremouth/23394061/

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Copenhagen Shootings and Travel Insurance: Squaremouth says Coverage for Fear is Costly https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/copenhagen-shootings-travel-insurance-coverage-fear-costly-says-squaremouth/ https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/copenhagen-shootings-travel-insurance-coverage-fear-costly-says-squaremouth/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:23:11 +0000 https://www.squaremouth.com/press-room/?p=4113 ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 16, 2015 – A month following the terrorist attacks in Paris, a shooter in Copenhagen has killed two, injured five and stunned a nation. Although the suspected gunman has been killed, weary travelers may still fear visiting this or other popular European destinations. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, […]

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 16, 2015 – A month following the terrorist attacks in Paris, a shooter in Copenhagen has killed two, injured five and stunned a nation. Although the suspected gunman has been killed, weary travelers may still fear visiting this or other popular European destinations. Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains why coverage for fear can be costly.

Fear Is Not Typically Covered
Standard Trip Cancellation policies cover travelers who cancel for reasons out of their control, like an unexpected illness or death in the family. While terrorism is also commonly covered, canceling out of fear is not.

In order for a traveler to be covered to cancel for reasons related to Copenhagen, their policy must include terrorism coverage, and the attack in Copenhagen must meet their policy’s definition of terrorism.

“Although the event that sparks fear may be out of the traveler’s control, it must also fall under one of their policy’s covered reasons,” explains Squaremouth co-founder and CEO, Chris Harvey. “If it doesn’t, the traveler can still cancel their trip, but it is unlikely that they will be reimbursed by their travel insurance provider.”

Costly Coverage for Fear
There is one saving grace for travelers who want the ability to cancel out of fear, but with this additional coverage comes a higher price tag.

Cancel for Any Reason is an optional upgrade that increases the cost of a travel insurance policy by about 40%. Travelers who pay for this additional benefit can cancel for any reason, including fear, and be reimbursed up to 75% of their trip cost, as long as they cancel at least two days before their scheduled departure.

Why the high price tag?

“By giving travelers the option to cancel for any reason at all, the travel insurance provider is taking on much more risk,” explains Harvey.

In order to be eligible for Cancel for Any Reason, the policy must be purchased within 30 days from the first trip payment and 100% of the trip cost must be insured. Of the 129 products currently live on squaremouth.com, 20 include the Cancel for Any Reason upgrade.

“We typically don’t recommend paying more for Cancel for Any Reason unless a traveler’s specific concerns aren’t covered,” adds Harvey. “However, for those specifically concerned about the unpredictability of international travel, paying more for this type of coverage may be worth the price.”

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH:
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Megan Singh
msingh@squaremouth.com
(727) 378-0983

 

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