Evacuation Insurance: A Friend in Need Indeed

When traveling internationally, the last thing you want to be thinking of is being evacuated to safety, an expensive proposition, no doubt. When it does happen, medical evacuation insurance can help defray the costs associated with it. While we are mostly concerned about evacuation to the closest medical center in case of a medical emergency, it is possible that you would want to be evacuated to your home country as well. There are plans to cover both types of evacuation. The first type, an example of which is the Liaison Traveler insurance plan, covers medical evacuation to the closest medical […]

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Is Home Sweet Home for Visitors Insurance Purchase?

It’s all settled. Your parents’ trip to the U.S. is confirmed, and the only thing remaining is purchasing visitors health insurance. When your parents booked the tickets from their country, the travel agent offered them visitors insurance for a low sum. Isn’t that the best option to go with? After all, how likely is it that your parents will fall sick? This is the question in the minds of many a child whose parents come to visit them in the U.S. First things first, when purchasing insurance—be it short term health insurance or long term health insurance, you must think […]

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Travel with Infant No Child’s Play

When your international flight will include an infant, it is time for extra preparation. Before the actual flight, you’ll want to check whether your travel insurance policy will cover your baby as well. Remember that although your baby is dependent on you, she/he is still an individual and will need travel documents. First things first, try and check in early so that you can have your choice of seats available. Some airlines have bassinets for use, but not all do. Check with your airline beforehand about baggage allowance for your baby and whether you can bring your stroller onboard. For […]

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Picking Up the Pieces After Irene

As Irene has come and gone, airlines are still trying to figure out how much they will lose. With trip cancellation insurance, thankfully, a traveler doesn’t have to ask the same question. However, one question that most people with trip cancellation insurance have is: Now what? Usually, if your travel plans have only been postponed (and airlines usually offer an alternative as soon as possible) and you take up the airline’s offer, you will not be able to claim trip cancellation benefits. However, if you do have a legitimate claim, you will need to file a claim, typically by filling […]

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