Archive for December 2010

Statement from Travel Guard on the Brazilian Airline Strike

Published by December 27, 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 […]

European Airlines Give More Compensation for Delays

Published by December 24, 2010

Flight delays are common this time of year, especially when extreme winter weather is combined with the busy holiday travel season.  Airlines don’t always provide adequate compensation when flights don’t stay on schedule.  A travel insurance policy will cover necessary expenses during a delay when an airline does not.  A recent article from CNN discussed […]

Travel Delays, the Best and the Worst Airlines

Published by December 22, 2010

When flights are delayed, travelers can be stranded in an airport overnight, without there bags and connecting flights might continue as scheduled without them.  If a delay continues, travelers could miss a significant portion of their trip.  Travel insurance can help in these types of situations as most plans include coverage for travel delay, baggage […]

MEDEX Comes Through for Family During Time of Hardship a MEDEX Case Study

Published by December 17, 2010

Travel insurance plans normally include coverage for medical evacuation & repatriation which will transport travelers in need of medical treatment.  This could be to a nearby medical facility, to another facility better equipped to treat the traveler or even back to the traveler’s home.  The method of evacuation could be a ground ambulance, air lift […]

Record Winter Having an Impact on European Travel Plans

Published by December 15, 2010

Extreme weather is the cause of many travel delays, particularly with air travel.  Travel insurance can help in these types of situations by reimbursing additional expenses during a delay as well as forfeited trip costs. This winter has had significant impact on travel plans throughout Europe.  Travel Insurance Services recently blogged about the crippling affect the […]

Customer Review from MedjetAssist

Published by December 14, 2010

Travel insurance carriers frequently share customer testimonials in their newsletters.  MedjetAssist recently shared a customer’s experience of falling ill while traveling in Scotland and how MedjetAssist was there to help.  The following is the customer review from the December newsletter. I’m a subscriber to MedjetAssist and was recently assisted back to the U.S. from Scotland […]

Recent Cruise Mishaps Have Travelers Concerned

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Travel insurance can help travelers when unforeseen events affect a vacation.  However, many travelers are concerned about booking a cruise in light of the recent news involving problems with cruises.  In the past several months, cruise passengers were robbed on tour in St. Kitts, had to be towed inland into Mexico and have been damaged by massive […]

Snow Causes Travel Delays in Europe

Published by December 9, 2010

Travel insurance protects travelers when unforeseen circumstances impact vacation plans.  A common concern of travelers is airline and airport related delays, which is also a common travel insurance claim.  Extreme winter weather in Europe has resulted in cancelled flights and airport closures.  An article from MSNBC discussed the snow caused travel delays in France. Many […]

How Safe is a Cruise?

Published by December 7, 2010

Travel insurance can be a good idea for any vacation, but cruises involve unique situations making a travel insurance policy even more valuable.  For example, being at sea for several days and traveling to remote port cities can make a medical evacuation much more costly.  After the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act was passed and […]

Statement from Travel Guard on the Spanish Airline Pilot Strike

Published by December 6, 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 […]