USA Today, Aug 16 2016 – Surviving airline computer outages (or any delay)

If you bought travel insurance 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 […]

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USA Today, June 4 2015 – Do you need travel insurance? Use this checklist

How to buy We recommend buying through one of the several independent online agencies that specialize in travel insurance that provides comprehensive search and comparison systems. Among them: InsureMyTrip QuoteWright SquareMouth TravelInsurance.com Trip Insurance Store Read the full article online here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2015/06/04/travel-insurance/28412123/

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USA Today, July 27 2015 – The plain truth about cruise insurance

But if you’re considering insurance, it pays to look at what’s covered and what’s not and to make sure what you’re getting from the cruise line is the best deal. You may be better off going with a third-party travel insurance company. “You may find a more comprehensive policy for a cheaper price,” said Megan Singh, […]

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USA Today, June 22nd 2015 – Should I buy travel insurance?

How to Buy Travel Insurance Rates can vary widely. Thankfully, many websites offer easy-to-surf ways to quickly compare coverage and costs. Two of the big ones to check out are SquareMouth.com and InsureMyTrip.com, which are like online travel sites that aggregate a bunch of different options form third parties and leave it up to you […]

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USA Today, February 2nd 2015 – Five myths about travel insurance

Coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, travel delays, medical expenses and lost luggage is pretty standard and most travel insurance plans also offer 24/7 travel assistance services that can help travelers with re-booking hotels and flights. The real differences are in the amount of coverage offered. One of the best ways to compare and contrast coverage is […]

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USA Today, October 9th 2014 – Businesses wrestle with insurance in Ebola’s wake

Travelers with trip insurance who cancel trips to Ebola-affected areas might not see a payout. Most travel insurance policies pay only if trips are canceled for specific reasons such as death of a traveling companion, weather or an employment layoff, says Megan Singh, spokeswoman for Squaremouth, an online company that evaluates travel insurance products. A […]

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USA Today, March 24th 2014 – Insurance and Cancellations

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

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USA Today Travel, April 23rd 2012 – How to Look for Inexpensive Travel Insurance

Use a travel insurance cost comparison website. Sites such as tripinsurance.com, quotewright.com and squaremouth.com let you compare various travel insurance plans based on the type of travel, how much coverage you want and the types of emergencies the insurance will cover. See the full article from USA Today Travel at: http://traveltips.usatoday.com/look-inexpensive-travel-insurance-103522.html

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USA Today, August 26th 2011 – Strategies for storm-tossed travelers

As Hurricane Irene continues to churn northward toward an expected Saturday landfall along the North Carolina coast, the massive storm is scrapping weekend beach plans and impacting travelers thousands of miles away. …Check your insurance policy. According to Chris Harvey of the travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, “if a traveler’s home is rendered uninhabitable by […]

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USA Today, February 2nd 2010 – Traveling to Egypt? Get answers here

See the full article from USA Today at: http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2011-02-01-egyptflight01_ST_N.htm Q: I’m booked on a future trip to Egypt. Can I get my money back? A: Maybe. According to the tour operators association, most members are “allowing travelers to reschedule trips for a future date without penalties, issuing credits for future travel or refunding payments.” For […]

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USA Today, Oct 22nd 2009 – Is swine flu covered by travel insurance?

With the federal Centers for Disease Control reporting that a second wave of the flu is spreading widely across the nation, USA TODAY’s Laura Bly answers questions on whether travel insurance covers H1N1…. See the full article from USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2009-10-01-swine-flu-travel-insurance_N.htm?csp=N009

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USA Today, May 27th 2009 – Job-loss policies let travelers book without fear

There’s no question the travel industry is hurting big time. As if enduring the most severe recession in generations weren’t enough, the H1N1 crisis further dampened advance bookings. So the threat of rising unemployment is taken as much more than a threat by many travel executives… See the full article from USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/travel/columnist/mcgee/2009-05-27-job-loss-insurance_N.htm?csp=N009

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