Huffington Post, Feb 8 2017 – Traveling While Aging: 16 Tips

Buy medical evacuation (medevac) insurance if visiting a country without excellent hospitals that meet the standards of the United States or your home country. A helpful, reputable website where you can shop for the best option for your needs is Squaremouth. Read the full Huffington Post article online here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-ruth-nemzoff/traveling-while-aging-16-_b_14636814.html

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Huffington Post, Aug 9 2016 – Airline Computer Meltdowns: What You Can Do

While some policies may not cover electrical outages or computer system shutdowns, others will. Most common: coverage for trip delays if you need meals or a hotel room or other reasonable expenses, and costs associated with getting to your destination. Less likely to be covered under these circumstances: cancellation penalties for hotel rooms, tours, cruises […]

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Huffington Post, May 27 2016 – What to Know Before Buying Travel Insurance

Compare prices online Top sites that compile information and policies include InsureMyTrip.com, Travel Guard, TripInsuranceStore.com, QuoteWright.com and Squaremouth.com. It’s not advised to purchase from smaller, no-name vendors. On sites like InsureMyTrip, they ask for the destination, trip duration, travelers’ ages, country of residence and the price of the travel components of the trip before they […]

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Huffington Post, Dec 6 2015- Amid Terror Threat, Can I Call Off My Trip to Europe?

“Even though Brussels was recently under a high terror alert, no terrorist acts have occurred, so travelers with plans to visit the city are still eligible to purchase travel insurance with terrorism coverage,” says Rachael Taft, a spokeswoman for Squaremouth.com, a travel insurance site. Of course, it’s too late to buy travel insurance that will […]

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Huffington Post, Aug 3 2015 – Medicare Options for Retirees who Travel

If you want additional emergency medical coverage when traveling abroad, some good shopping sites are squaremouth.com and insuremytrip.com, which compare policies from major travel-insurance companies. Prices vary considerably, ranging from under $100 to several hundred dollars depending on your age, what they cover and how long you’ll be away. Read the full article online here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-t-miller/medicare-options-for-reti_b_7923888.html

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Huffington Post, June 15th 2015 – 5 Travel Rip-Offs to Avoid

How to avoid it: Depending on your plans, travel insurance may be unnecessary. If it makes sense to opt into the insurance coverage, for example if you’re traveling to a location with limited medical access or if your trip could be affected by a natural disaster, then it’s worth purchasing. But make sure you understand […]

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Huffington Post, June 2nd 2015 – 4 Very Good Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance

What to avoid: Don’t rely on a tour operator’s or cruise line’s cancellation waiver. It isn’t true insurance; instead, the cruise line or operator agrees to waive its own cancellation penalty. Waivers cover fewer risks, and many limit reimbursement to a credit toward a future booking rather than a cash refund. Similarly, don’t blindly accept […]

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

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

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

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

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