ITIJ, Aug 4 2016 – How is travel insurance affected by the Zika virus?

According to Squaremouth, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory is generally not a covered reason to cancel a trip on standard travel insurance policies. This information is particularly pertinent given that earlier this week CDC issued a travel notice advising pregnant women to avoid travelling to a neighbourhood near Miami, Florida […]

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Travel Market Report, April 5 2016 – Travel Insurance Is The New Norm

At the end of December last year, following the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks, Squaremouth, an online company that compares travel insurance products, said visitors to its site rose 38%, purchasing 17% more policies versus the similar period the previous year. There also was a 53% increase in “terrorism coverage” searches. The company hasn’t seen […]

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Zika Virus and Travel Insurance Fact Sheet: Squaremouth Breaks Down Coverage

Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison site, launched the Zika Virus and Travel Insurance Information Center to break down travel insurance coverage for the Zika virus outbreak. This online resource is updated with answers to frequently asked questions, official insurance provider position statements, and current travel health alerts and notices related to the outbreak. Based […]

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CNBC, Feb 9 2016 – Worried about Zika? Here’s how to cancel that trip

If you bought travel insurance, check to see if your policy will kick in to cover nonrefundable costs of rescheduling or canceling your trip — but don’t count on it. “In general, policies don’t cover something that would just be a fear of travel,” said Megan Freedman, executive director of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association. […]

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Zika Virus, Pregnancy and Travel Insurance: Squaremouth Explains Available Coverage

ST. PETERSBURG, FL February 4, 2016 — The Zika virus outbreak has caused many travelers to rethink their plans, with pregnancy being the main concern. “We’re finding the real reason travelers want to cancel is because of the virus’ impact on pregnancy,” said Jessica Harvey, Customer Service Director at leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth. “While […]

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