Archive for March 2010

Can I be Evacuated to the Hospital of My Choice?

Published by March 31, 2010

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 […]

iTravelInsured Discusses Border Town Violence

Published by March 30, 2010

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 […]

Travel Guard Statement on the Lufthansa Strike

Published by March 27, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is a position statement from Travel Guard on the pending Lufthansa strike. Lufthansa has announced on March 22, 2010, an upcoming strike for April 13-16, 2010.  Insurance would have to have been purchased by March 21, 2010 for coverage.  Coverage for strike […]

Travel Guard Statement for Rail Travel Strike for France

Published by March 25, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is a position statement from Travel Guard on the train strike in France. Train workers went on strike 03/22/10.  Insurance would have to have been purchased prior to 03/21/10.  Coverage for strike would be based on the plan purchased and that plan’s Description […]

Can I Add Coverage After Purchase?

Published by March 24, 2010

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 […]

Travel Insured International Addresses Weather and Travel Insurance

Published by March 23, 2010

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 […]

Travel Insured International Addresses Single Supplement Coverage

Published by March 22, 2010

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 […]

Statement from Travel Guard on Tropical Cyclone Thomas

Published by March 18, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is a position statement from Travel Guard on the Lufthansa Strike. Tropical Cyclone Tomas devastated Fiji Saturday, 03/013/10.  Insurance would have to have been purchased prior to 03/12/10.  Coverage for cyclones would be based on the plan purchased and that plan’s Description of Coverage […]

HCC Medical Insurance Services Country Restrictions as of March 16, 2010

Published by March 17, 2010

Travel insurance companies can choose to exclude travel suppliers and destinations from coverage.  The following are destination restrictions from HCC Medical Insurance Services as of March 16, 2010. Belarus, Burma, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Charles Taylor, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe.