Travel insurance carriers often address current events and how coverage might be affected. The following excerpt is from Global Underwriters and it is an update on Haiti since the recent earthquakes.
“As one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, Haiti suffers from high levels of political instability, corruption, and violence. Any travel to Haiti should be for essential purposes only. Bloomberg is reporting that the violence and lawlessness in Haiti is hampering the assistance of earthquake victims as United States and United Nations aid groups continue to work to deliver supplies to victims.”
“If you have any clients, students, passengers, employees, or other interested parties in Haiti who still need to be transported out of the country and are insured through Global Underwriters, please have your client call our assistance company as soon as possible. Our Assistance Services are identifying customer needs and organizing transportation on a daily basis.”