Archive for April 2009

Swine Flu – Travel Insured International

Published by Chris Harvey April 30, 2009

Travel Insured International, Inc. Updated Coverage Alert – Swine Flu Outbreak Travel Insured continues to closely monitor the outbreak of Swine Flu and the potential impact to our customers. Many travel suppliers, such as airlines, cruise lines and tour operators, are already working with customers to reroute, reschedule or cancel travel arrangements with no penalties […]

Swine Flu – Mondial

Published by Chris Harvey

Coverage Alert – Swine Flu Outbreak Update 4:00 pm, April 29, 2009 Mondial Assistance (in the United States, Mexico and around the world) continues to closely monitor the outbreak of Swine Flu and the potential impact to our customers. We have prepared answers to many of the questions we have been receiving from our customers. […]

Swine Flu – HTH Provides Information

Published by Chris Harvey April 29, 2009

RADNOR, Pa., April 28 /PRNewswire/ — In the wake of media reports on the outbreak of swine flu, HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, is offering advice to travelers who may already be in Mexico and are concerned about what steps to take. Over one million American businesspeople, expatriates, students studying abroad […]

Swine Flu – Travel Guard Statement – April 28 2009

Published by Chris Harvey April 28, 2009

Travel Guard Responds to Coverage Questions Surrounding Swine Flu Travelers who purchased a Travel Guard plan with the optional “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage can cancel their trip and receive the benefits outlined in the policy. The following questions and answers have been prepared to help you understand the typical coverage that may or may […]

What does bagage loss and delay cover?

Published by Chris Harvey April 27, 2009

The Baggage Loss and Delay benefit in travel insurance protect you in the event your luggage or personal effects are stolen, lost damaged, or delayed.  This usually includes reimbursement for essential items if your bags are delayed more than 12 hours after you arrive at your destination. Some policies require a 24 hour delay for […]

Swine Flu Outbreak

Published by Chris Harvey

Latest Updates – Please visit swine flu pandemic update. General Statement This Document is current as of 05/01/2009 10:30AM EST. As more information becomes available, Squaremouth will issue further updates. Many carriers are adopting the following positions regarding Trip Cancellation and Interruption regardless of when the policy was purchased: What is not covered Most carriers […]

Travel Guard Announces Industry-Leading Job Loss Coverage

Published by Chris Harvey April 24, 2009

Travel Guard recently announced its new industry-leading coverage for involuntary termination or layoff.   The core retail plans has gone through a number of enhancements  All four core plans (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Basic) now include trip cancellation coverage due to involuntary termination or layoff. This enhanced coverage requires only one year of continuous employment with […]

What items are typically not covered under the baggage loss benefit of travel insurance?

Published by Chris Harvey April 23, 2009

Like most benefits within a travel insurance policy, exclusions apply to the Baggage Loss benefit.  Most policies have a “per article” limit of around $250 or $200 per item that applies.  There is typically an aggregate limit of $500 – $600 for computers, cameras,  jewelry, fur, etc.  Property generally not covered includes animals, artificial limbs, […]

Should I buy travel insurance from my tour provider?

Published by Chris Harvey April 22, 2009

Some tour operators will offer travel insurance as part of your package deal. However you should be aware that this insurance may not be the best or most affordable plan available, because tour operators often have an exclusive with one insurance company or offer only one product. It may pay for you to shop around […]