Archive for October 2010

Travelex Shares a Travel Triumph

Published by October 30, 2010

Trip interruption coverage in travel insurance can help recoup lost expenses when travel plans are cut short.  Most plans will reimburse unused and  forfeited trip costs, as well as additional costs of returning home early when the trip is interrupted for a covered reason.  If it is a medical situation, medical evacuation coverage and emergency […]

Seven Corners Blogs About Travel Warnings

Published by October 28, 2010

Travel insurance plans with trip cancellation coverage will reimburse unused and non-refundable costs if the trip is cancelled for a covered reason.  Some policies include a terrorist attack as a covered reason.  It is important to distinguish this from a travel alert or travel warning.  In many cases, a travel warning will be issued after […]

HTH Blogs About the Potential Eruption of Mount Merapi

Published by October 26, 2010

Last April, the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted in Iceland and greatly affected European travel.  The eruption created a massive ash cloud that delayed or cancelled flights for several weeks.  The situation highlighted the importance of travel insurance to protect against natural disasters.  Since then, extra attention has been paid to other volcanoes, active and dormant.  HTH […]

What is Not Considered Travel Delay

Published by October 25, 2010

Most travel insurance plans cover travel delay.  This reimburses the costs of lodging, meals and local transportation during a delay.  The most common reason that triggers this coverage is a common carrier delay from mechanical breakdown or inclement weather. There are many situations that would cause travelers to be delayed but would not qualify for […]

Statement from Travel Guard on the Alitalia Airlines Strike

Published by October 22, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  These statements identify what benefits are no longer available for future policy purchases.  When a labor strike of a common carrier becomes a foreseeable event, policies sold after then will not cover situations related to the labor strike.  The following is a statement from […]

TravelSafe Answers a Question About Frequent Flyer Miles

Published by October 20, 2010

Travel insurance can reimburse trip expenses that are not refunded if the trip is cancelled for a covered reason.  Before the trip begins, this is trip cancellation.  A delayed departure, missed time during the trip or an early return home would be trip interruption. Trip costs can include lodging, transportation, cruises, tours or other expenses […]

Strike in France Leads to Cancelled Flights

Published by October 19, 2010

The planned pension reforms in France have led many workers and students to strike in protest.  The strike is having an affect on public transportation, fuel supply and flights.  Travel insurance can provide relief for those whose vacation plans are affected by the strike.  Many plans will cover if a trip is cancelled, delayed, interrupted […]

Seven Corners Blogs About Pre-Existing Conditions

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All travel insurance plans have events and circumstances that are excluded from coverage.  One of the most common exclusions is for pre-existing conditions.  This means any situations caused by or related to a pre-existing medical condition will not be covered by the travel insurance.  Many policies offer a waiver of this exclusion, meaning there is […]

About Hurricane Paula – Travel Insurance Services

Published by October 14, 2010

Most travel insurance plans provide coverage for hurricane & weather related delays, interruptions and cancellations.  The coverage can vary depending on the policy, ranging from common carrier delays to mandatory evacuations.  Learn more about the differences in  coverage in the Squaremouth press release, Travel Insurance for a Hurricane – What Travelers Need to Know. Travel […]

Statement from Travel Guard on the Kenya Airways Strike

Published by October 13, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  These statements identify what benefits are no longer available for future policy purchases.  When a labor strike of a common carrier becomes a foreseeable event, policies sold after then will not cover situations related to the labor strike.  The following is a statement from […]