Archive for June 2013

Hazardous Sports Coverage: What to Look For

Published by June 28, 2013

Adventurous travelers who want to take part in extreme sports or outdoor activities while on vacation may not realize that these activities are not covered in some travel insurance policies. Activities like mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, and jet skiing could be considered excluded activities. Here is what travelers should look for if they think they’ll […]

Medical Evacuation and Repatriation: How much coverage do I need?

Published by June 21, 2013

Travelers are often concerned about the amount of medical evacuation coverage they should look for in a travel insurance policy. Some policies will offer up to $2 million or even an unlimited amount of coverage. However, these policies can be expensive and may not be necessary for most travelers. Here is some information that can […]

Civil Unrest in Turkey Prompts Travel Insurance Questions

Published by June 14, 2013

Protests in Turkey recently began against the demolition and redevelopment of Gezi Park in Taksim Square. The situation quickly escalated when police were sent to clear out the park. Riot police began to use tear gas, water cannons, and rubber bullets in an attempt to secure the park. More than 1,000 protesters have been injured, […]

Allianz Global Assistance Releases Update on European Floods

Published by June 5, 2013

Allianz Global Assistance has released an updated statement regarding the flooding that may affect travelers throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. The rains have caused the Danube river to flood Passau, Germany and prompted workers to set up barriers to keep the Vltava river from flooding Prague. Allianz is sending out mobile claims […]