Bloomberg Businessweek Discusses the American Airlines Strike

A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek provided an update on the American Airlines strike. American Airlines, the second-biggest U.S. carrier, reached a tentative contract agreement with the union that represents 10,600 baggage handlers and other airport ground workers. The organization is the third major employee group in the Transport Workers Union to reach an accord […]

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2010 Hurricane Season Prediction from NOAA

Hurricane season begins on 6/1/10 and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an active 6 months.  The following is an excerpt from an article on their website titled NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season. An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal […]

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Sun Sentinel Discusses Travel Insurance

A recent article in the Sun Sentinel talks about what travelers should know before purchasing travel insurance. Understand the two basic types of coverage. The first, trip cancellation coverage will reimburse you for non-refundable costs if you have to cancel your trip, or if it is delayed or interrupted. Ask for written specifics and read […]

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Updated CSA Statement: Volcanic Ash

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when a catastrophic event affects coverage.  Once an event become foreseeable, policies purchased after that time will not cover that event.  The following is an updated statement from CSA on the volcanic ash cloud impacting European travel. Travel & Coverage Alerts from CSA Volcanic Ash Cloud Update 05/17/2010 A […]

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Boston Globe Discusses the Ash Clouds and Travel

The following is an excerpt from the Boston Globe about the volcanic ash cloud that is affecting travel plans across Europe. As a drifting ash from a volcano eruption in Iceland continued to disrupt international flights at airports worldwide yesterday, the travel industry began bracing for more potential scheduling problems heading into the summer. One-sixth […]

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Can I Cancel Because of a Man Made Disaster?

Travel insurance plans with trip cancellation and trip interruption require that it be for a covered reason specifically listed in the policy.  These reasons are unforeseeable events that are out of your control.  However, man made disasters are not typically listed as one of these reasons.  This means that the recent oil spill in the […]

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Can I Cancel My Trip Because of Political Unrest?

Travel insurance plans that offer trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage require that a claim be for a covered reason specifically listed in the policy.  Covered reasons are typically unforeseeable events that are out of your control. The most common claims are for a sickness, injury or death of the traveler, a family member or […]

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Updated Statement from TravelSafe on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is a position statement from TravelSafe on the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Iceland Volcano Eruption Update As conditions have continued to evolve with regard to the Icelandic volcano eruptions and resulting ash clouds, our insurance carriers have clarified their positions as to […]

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Updated Statement from MH Ross on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is a position statement from MH Ross on the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Iceland Volcano Eruption Update As conditions have continued to evolve with regard to the Icelandic volcano eruptions and resulting ash clouds, our insurance carriers have clarified their positions as […]

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Updated Statement from Global Alert on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is a position statement from Global Alert on the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Iceland Volcano Eruption Update As conditions have continued to evolve with regard to the Icelandic volcano eruptions and resulting ash clouds, our insurance carriers have clarified their positions as […]

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