Archive for May 2011

Eruption in Iceland Slowing

Published by May 26, 2011

The ash cloud produced by the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano has affected air travel throughout parts of Europe.  Many travelers started to compare travel insurance after news of the eruption broke.  However, an article from MSNBC indicates the volcanic activity could be over soon. Iceland’s volcanic eruption has died down and is no longer ...

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Another Travel Tale from Travel Guard

Published by May 24, 2011

Sharing other travelers’ experiences using their travel insurance coverage is one of the best ways to demonstrate the value of a policy.  Insurance providers will often include this information on their websites or in their newsletters.  The following is a story from Travel Guard about a honeymoon interrupted by injury. Just four days into their ...

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2011 Hurricane Season Prediction from NOAA

Published by May 23, 2011

June 1st is the official start of hurricane season.  Every year the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts the number and severity of tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes for the 6 month season.  In 2011, NOAA expects an above average number of storms.  The following is an excerpt from a story posted on NOAA’s ...

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Insurance Provider Statements on the Grimsvotn Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

Published by Aidan Harvey May 23, 2011

Travel insurance providers release position statements to identify how coverage applies to current events. The Grimsvotn Volcanic Eruption in Iceland has many travelers asking how their policy works in this situation. The following are position statements from the travel insurance providers identifying what coverage is available: Air Ambulance Statement Issue Date 5/23/11 This will only ...

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Travelex Supplier Restrictions as of May 18, 2011

Published by Aidan Harvey May 20, 2011

Travel insurance companies can choose to exclude travel suppliers and destinations from coverage.  The following are travel supplier restrictions from Travelex as of May 18, 2011. Please refer to this page for information about suppliers for which Travelex Insurance Services has restricted or eliminated coverage on the following protection plans: Travel Plus, TraveLite, Annual Multi-Trip, ...

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Travel Insurance For Families With Kids

Published by May 19, 2011

Traveling with the whole family can get expensive, however, there are travel insurance policies that give families with kids the chance to save some money. Squaremouth suggest looking for travel insurance policies from Travel Insured International. They offer three travel insurance policies that allow kids under the age of 18 to be insured for free ...

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Are There Any Fees for Travel Insurance?

Published by May 18, 2011

When comparing travel insurance coverage and cost, many people ask if there are any additional fees.  Some insurance providers charge a processing or admin fee, usually $5 – $8 per policy.  Squaremouth does not charge any fees, the quoted price is the final cost.  There are no fees, taxes or other charges that will be ...

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How To Compare Trip Cancellation

Published by May 16, 2011

Travel insurance plans normally include coverage for trip cancellation.  This reimburses for travel expenses that are not refunded if the trip is cancelled for a covered reason.  The amount of coverage can be determined by the traveler when getting a travel insurance quote and that amount will affect the premium cost. A majority of trip ...

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MH Ross Explains Cancel For Work Reasons

Published by May 12, 2011

Some travel insurance poises cover if the trip is cancelled because you have to work during the vacation.  This would mean you had approved time off and it is revoked so now you have to work.  Some written statement from an officer in the company is normally required in order for a claim to be ...

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Can the Travel Dates on a Policy be Changed?

Published by May 10, 2011

In order to purchase a single trip travel insurance policy, the departure and return dates must be declared.  These are the first and last day of coverage, except for trip cancellation which begins the day after a policy is purchased. If the travel dates change before the trip begins, the policy can be modified.  In ...

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