TravelSafe Explains Primary and Secondary Medical Coverage

Travel insurance plans typically include emergency medical & dental coverage.  This will either be primary or secondary coverage, depending on the plan.  This is important because it determines which insurance company will be the first to receive a claim.  TravelSafe explains this in more detail in the news section of their website.  The following is an […]

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Power Outage at Atlanta Airport Causes Delays and Cancellations

Travel insurance plans can help when travel plans are unexpectedly delayed.  The Atlanta airport lost power on 11/28/10, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, causing many flights to be delayed and some to be cancelled.  A story from CNN addressed the outage and flights that were affected.  The following is an excerpt from the article. The power outage […]

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About the Carnival Splendor Breakdown – Travel Insurance Services

Travel insurance protects travelers whose vacations are impacted by the unexpected.  A recent example of an unplanned incident ruining a trip is the mechanical failure of the Carnival Splendor.  The cruise was interrupted, the ship towed to Mexico and the travelers were refunded by Carnival.  Travel Insurance Services recently issued a press release about the […]

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I Purchased Extra Flier Miles, is this Covered by Travel Insurance?

Most travel insurance plans include trip cancellation and trip interruption, which can reimburse forfeited travel expenses.  Trip cost can include any expenses of the trip that are pre-paid and non-refundable.  Whether to insure frequent flier is a common question. Trip cost should not include the cash value of a ticket purchased with reward points or […]

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Passengers Boycotting Airport Scanners Could Cause Delays

The recent increased airport security procedures have upset many travelers.   It is rumored that a grassroots boycott of the new airport scanners will take place on one of the busiest travel days of the year, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  This could lead to significant delays, especially considering the amount of people traveling that day.  Travel […]

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Future Cruises on the Carnival Splendor are Cancelled

The recent mechanical failure of the Carnival cruise ship Splendor has led to the ship being out of commission for at least the rest of 2010.  This means the upcoming cruises on the Splendor have been cancelled.  Travel insurance can help travelers in this type of situation, but will depend on what compensation is provided […]

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Compensation for Travelers on the Carnival Splendor

Last week, the Carnival cruise ship Splendor experienced an engine room fire, causing the ship to be stranded at sea.  Travelers were stuck on board with no power, limited food and no plumbing while the ship was towed to land.  In order to determine how travel insurance would help in a situation like this, the […]

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Airline On-Time Statistics

Airline delays seem inevitable to many travelers.  When delays do happen, it is more and more rare for the airline to provide compensation to the travelers.  However, travel insurance can help when vacation plans are delayed, interrupted or cancelled by airlines.  A recent article from USA Today provides information about airline delays showing this year […]

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Stranded on a Cruise Ship

If a cruise ship breaks down at sea, what travel insurance coverage is available? This question is being asked more frequently after the recent news of a Carnival ship experiencing mechanical failure en route to Mexico.  The following is from an MSNBC article about an engine room fire causing the ship to be stranded. The […]

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Adventure of a Lifetime Sidelined by Accident a MEDEX Case Study

Most travel insurance plans have medical evacuation & repatriation coverage.  If a traveler is injured or sick, this benefit can cover the costs of transporting them between medical facilities and even back home.  This could include a ground ambulance, air lift or a commercial flight.  The following is from MEDEX and is a case study […]

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