Traveling During Labor Day Weekend

According to AAA, thirty-three million people will be traveling at least 50 miles from home this Labor Day weekend. With an increase in air traffic, travelers may face flight cancellations or delays. To fight costly interruptions, many people will purchase a travel insurance policy for the busy holiday weekend. Baggage may be lost or delayed […]

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Purchasing Travel Insurance From an Airline

From Fodors Travel Intelligence forum (find the full discussion here): When you book a flight online, at the end, you are usually asked to purchase flight insurance. If you are thinking about purchasing insurance, Is this advisable? Must you purchase travel insurance immediately after you have booked your flight? If you don’t purchase from the […]

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Studying Abroad Travel Insurance

Study abroad programs have become a popular way for college students to take classes internationally. Many universities require students to purchase travel insurance for the semester. Most domestic health insurance policies will not cover students for international travel. With travel insurance, students can purchase coverage for emergency medical evacuation and medical expenses. Emergency medical evacuation can […]

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Hurricane Awareness for Travelers

Heading to the Caribbean during hurricane season could prove costly. There are a number of things travelers should consider when booking a trip between the months of June and November. If a flight is interrupted due to hurricane conditions, many airlines will reimburse travelers for flight costs. However, travelers should be aware that they will […]

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Spirit Sued For Sneaky Fee

TripInsurance.org recently posted an article about the sneaky fees that most airlines now add to ticket prices.  Because fees aren’t subject to federal taxes, airlines save a substantial amount of money by charging fees instead of raising fares. Baggage fees are among the most popular, but many airlines charge additional fees for ticket changes, bookings, […]

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Things to Consider When Using Credit Cards on Vacation

It is a good idea to travel with credit cards when vacationing.  Credit cards may help cover unexpected costs and provide protection from fraud. However, there are a couple of things that travelers should note before embarking with plastic. First, it’s a good idea to notify credit card companies before leaving for vacation. Because most […]

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Squaremouth Spotlights HCC Atlas Travel Insurance Plans for Backpackers

The travel insurance needs of backpackers may differ from the benefits sought by general travelers. A good backpacker’s insurance policy will include emergency medical, evacuation, and trip interruption coverage. Because backpackers are more apt to engage in activities that most travel insurance companies consider “hazardous sports,” like zip lining, rock climbing and mountain biking, hazardous […]

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When An Insurance Company Unfairly Denies a Claim

Recently, a story surfaced about a family in the U.K. that had a travel insurance claim denied.  The family had planned a trip to Turkey when the father of one of the travelers suffered a fall and tragically died.  Because they had purchased trip cancellation coverage, the family filed a claim with their carrier, a […]

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U.S. Citizens Advised Against Travel to Iraq

Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for international travel. Policies available on squaremouth.com may include terrorism and non-medical evacuation coverage. Below is an update on the travel warning issued for Iraq. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of State issued an updated warning to U.S. citizens planning travel to Iraq.  U.S. military forces were withdrawn from the country at the end of 2011, so the […]

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