Can I be Evacuated to the Hospital of My Choice?

Most travel insurance plans offer coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation.  This benefit can cover the cost of emergency medical transportation such as an ambulance ride or an airlift. In most cases, the injured traveler will be taken to the nearest adequate facility.  They will only be moved to another location or taken home at […]

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iTravelInsured Discusses Border Town Violence

Travel insurance carriers will often post frequently asked questions and answers online and in newsletters.  The following is an excerpt from the iTravelInsured March newsletter.  It discusses how their travel insurance plans address US and Mexican border town violence. “I have a trip booked to a resort in Cancun Mexico but I am frightened by […]

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Can I Add Coverage After Purchase?

Travel Insurance policies can be modified after purchase, until the departure date.  Once the trip has begun, the policy cannot be changed. Some coverage benefits are only available for 14-30 days from the initial trip deposit date, such as cancel for any reason and cancel for work reasons.  These benefits can only be added to […]

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Travel Insured International Addresses Weather and Travel Insurance

Travel insurance carriers sometimes answer frequently asked questions online and in newsletters.  The following is an excerpt from the Travel Insured International March newsletter.  It discusses what coverage is available and the options that travelers have when inclement weather impacts a vacation. The Travel Scenario Two couples – the Smiths and the Joneses – were […]

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Travel Insured International Addresses Single Supplement Coverage

Travel insurance carriers will often post frequently asked questions and answers online and in newsletters.  The following is an excerpt from the Travel Insured International March newsletter.  It discusses the options when one traveler cancels their portion of the trip and the other continues traveling alone. Q: Two friends have booked a cabin to share […]

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Seven Corners Country Exlusions as of March 15, 2010

Travel insurance companies can choose to exclude travel suppliers and destinations from coverage.  The following are destination restrictions from Seven Corners as of March 15, 2010. Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burma,Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Iran, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Macedonia, North Korea, Palestine, Serbia-Montenegro; Sudan, Syrian Arab […]

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Does Rental Car Damage Cover Third Party Liability?

Some travel insurance plans offer rental car damage coverage.  This will cover the cost of the rental car if it is damaged by an accident, vandalism, theft or natural disaster.  This benefit does not include any third party liability.  This means that if there is an accident with another vehicle, the other vehicle and that […]

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Is the Premium Cost a One Time Charge?

After getting a travel insurance quote on squaremouth.com, the premium cost listed is a one time cost.  All fees are already factored into the premium amount that is listed.  The coverage available is based on  amount of time and number of travelers on the quote.  By purchasing the plan at the premium cost listed, the […]

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What If I Don’t Have Domestic Health Insurance?

Many travel insurance plans have emergency medical and dental coverage.  This benefit will either be primary or secondary coverage.  Primary and secondary determines what insurance policy is first to receive a claim.  If a traveler does not have a primary domestic health insurance plan, then a travel insurance plan with secondary coverage will be the […]

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