Archive for April 2010

Updated Statement from Seven Corners on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

Published by April 29, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is an updated statement from Seven Corners on the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Seven Corners is accommodating their insureds by whatever means necessary to ensure their safe return home. Seven Corners is providing benefits for cancellations/interruptions, and/or travel delay due to weather […]

Seven Corners Discusses the Trojan Horse Scam and Travel Insurance

Published by April 28, 2010

Travel insurance carriers often discuss current events and how coverage would be available in those circumstances.  The following is an excerpt from the Seven Corners newsletter and it addresses a common scam victimizing tourists. The Trojan Horse Scam Tour guide, Ann Lombardi of the Trip Chicks, says she “recently watched a schemer in action in […]

Can I Cancel Because of a Family Member Not Traveling?

Published by April 27, 2010

Most travel insurance plans include trip cancellation coverage.  This will reimburse the traveler pre-paid and non-refunded costs of the trip if it is cancelled for a covered reason listed in the policy.  The most common covered reason is a sickness, injury or death of a family member who is not part of the traveling party.  […]

Updated Statement from Travelex on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

Published by April 26, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is a position statement from Travelex on the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Ash clouds from the volcanic eruption in Iceland have created a travel crisis in Europe and beyond. With more than 95,000 flight cancellations, travelers worldwide are affected by the backlog […]

Can I Still Get Trip Interruption With a $0 Trip Cost?

Published by April 24, 2010

When getting a travel insurance quote, a trip cost must be entered.  Trip cost can include any expenses of the trip that are pre-paid and non-refundable.  However, if trip cancellation coverage is not needed, then a trip cost of $0 can be entered. Some travel insurance plans will still include a limited amount of trip […]

Updated Information on Travel Insurance and the Volcanic Ash

Published by April 22, 2010

The eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland has prompted many travelers to ask, “How does travel insurance work in this situation?” When was travel insurance purchased?: The purchase date of a travel insurance policy will determine whether or not a catastrophic event is eligible for coverage.  Any policy bought after an event or natural disaster becomes […]

Can I Purchase Travel Insurance for Another Eruption?

Published by April 20, 2010

The Eyjafjallajokull eruption is being considered an ongoing event.  Travel insurance plans purchased before 4/13/10, for some carriers 4/15/10, are eligible for coverage.  Policies purchased after the event date will not cover the volcanic ash affecting European travel.  Check travel insurance carriers’ position statements on the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Since the Eyjafjallajokull eruption is […]

Volcanic Ash Delayed My Trip Beyond The Return Date, Am I Still Covered?

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Travel insurance plans purchased before the volcanic eruption in Iceland can cover travelers impacted by the volcanic ash.  Depending on the policy, trip cancellation, trip interruption or travel delay benefits can be claimed. For many travelers, the scheduled return date on the policy has already passed.  Coverage will be extended beyond the original return date, […]

Updated Statement from Travel Guard on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

Published by April 19, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is an updated statement from Travel Guard on the volcanic eruption in Iceland. April 16, 2010 National Air Traffic Services (NATS) says volcanic ash emitting from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland has caused a significant number of flight cancellations […]

Statement from Travel Insurance Services on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

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Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is a position statement from Travel Insurance Services on the volcanic eruption in Iceland. TIS Response to Ash-Related Delays and Cancellations According to National Air Traffic Services (NATS), volcanic ash emitting from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland has caused […]