Archive for May 2009

When does Coverage Stop?

Published by May 29, 2009

When getting a travel insurance quote, the return date is required.  That date is the end date of coverage, so long as there is no incident where a claim is started.  If the traveler cancels, then the policy end date is the date of cancellation.  If the trip is interrupted and the traveler returns home, […]

Travel Warning – Sudan

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United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 April 08, 2009 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Sudan and recommends that American citizens defer all travel to Sudan due to uncertain security conditions and the […]

When is the Right Time to Buy Travel Insurance

Published by May 28, 2009

There is a large amount of time for the traveler to decide on a travel insurance policy.  It is wise to purchase a policy when the cancellation penalties for the trip become effective.  Before that time, there is no risk of loss, as the traveler would be refunded by the travel provider.  With most policies,  […]

Travel Warning – Central African Republic

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United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 April 01, 2009 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to the Central African Republic (CAR), and recommends against all but essential travel outside the capital, Bangui.  Travelers in […]

Travel Warning – Colombia

Published by May 27, 2009

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 March 25, 2009 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the dangers of travel to Colombia.  While security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, violence by narco-terrorist groups continues […]

Money Back Guarantee and Travel Insurance

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Travel insurance companies allow some time for the guest to decide if the policy is right for them.  This money back guarantee or “free look” period can last for up to 14 days depending on the insurance company.  This period will expire early if the departure date is reached or a claim is filed.  Always […]

Traveling Companions and Travel Insurance

Published by May 26, 2009

Travel insurance policies cover more than just the travelers listed on the policy.  Many reasons for cancellation and interruption extend coverage to family members and traveling companions.  A traveling companion can be somebody that has arranged to travel with you, and only requires that the two travelers have a common itenerary showing the same dates […]

Travel Warning – Madagascar

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United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 March 17, 2009 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The State Department warns U. S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Madagascar, and recommends against travel to Madagascar because of escalating civil unrest.  This replaces the Madagascar Travel Warning of March […]

Travel Warning – Saudi Arabia

Published by May 25, 2009

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 March 04, 2009 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. This Travel Warning warns American citizens about the security situation in Saudi Arabia and reminds U.S. citizens of recommended security precautions.  The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to consider carefully […]

Departure and Return Dates with Travel Insurance

Published by May 22, 2009

When obtaining a travel insurance quote, departure date and return date are two required pieces of information.  Most travel insurance policies cover from the front door of the home residence, throughout the trip, back to the home’s front door.  Even if there are multiple stops on a trip, so long as there has been no […]