Rise in Travel Insurance Complaints

A rise in the number of people who complain about the travel insurance they buy has prompted experts to warn that everyone should check carefully exactly what coverage their policy provides, to avoid any nasty surprises during or after vacation. Most of the complaints were not upheld because the travel insurance policy wording was clear and customers were not misled. Travel insurance insiders say that many people are unclear about what their policy actually covers, and the restrictions put in place. In particular, certain “free” insurance packages that come with credit card renewals or with a bank offer are not […]

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Travel Insurance Claims and Alcohol Consumption

Be careful if you overindulge when you are on vacation because being under the influence of alcohol could invalidate your international travel insurance. When we take out travel insurance for our vacation we often don’t think about how we can help protect ourselves from accidents and illnesses. Most of the time, when we claim on our travel insurance for medical treatment, the reason is beyond our control. But sometimes we do things that knowingly endanger our health – something an insurance policy may not cover. For example, if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol when you fall […]

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Group Travel and Health Insurance

Organizing group travel can be a challenge. Getting everyone to sign up to the itinerary, agree to the destination, and be happy with the plans is tricky. Then you need to answer everyone’s questions, make sure everyone’s worries are taken care of and ensure everyone has the write documentation and has made the correct payments. As a group travel organizer you also have to consider practicalities like group travel insurance. Fortunately, group health insurance plans are available for small businesses, church groups, missionaries, and school and university groups. Organizing individual health cover for each person is prohibitively expensive and time […]

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Travel Insurance: Don’t Rely on Free Cover

Many credit card companies offer you free travel insurance or free international flight insurance, and a lot of people take up these supposedly generous offers. But have you stopped to consider whether free international travel insurance is really all that it claims to be? Many people find out that the free insurance on offer from credit card companies doesn’t match up to the insurance protection that specialist insurance companies can provide. Some credit card companies claim to offer complimentary travel insurance that includes coverage for trip cancellation, travel delays, lost baggage, accident insurance and rental car insurance. Many complimentary travel […]

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Looking for Insurance? Getting a Quote is Easy!

Are you heading to the Caribbean on vacation? Are you off on a trip to the cities of Europe? Or a hiking vacation in the Canadian mountains? If you are traveling, you need travel insurance. Travel insurance, or visitor medical insurance, provides international travelers with affordable, good quality healthcare when visiting a different country. If you are wondering where to start when buying insurance don’t panic. The process of obtaining travel insurance is simple and it is easy to get a quote. If it is your first time buying travel insurance or you are looking for a better deal than […]

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Traveling With Disabilities

Traveling with disabilities is entirely possible although you may need to put in some extra work in terms of forward planning and combating problems with access. Certain countries will not have the same provisions in place as others when it comes to accessibility for disabled people. Some preparation before you travel can help you avoid problems at your planned destination and help ensure you enjoy a safe, stress-free trip. Make sure you have good quality travel health insurance to protect you while you travel. You need to make sure you are equipped with the correct travel insurance for your needs […]

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International Travel Insurance Protects Your Investment

If you have been saving for your dream vacation to an international location you have wanted to visit all of your life, you know exactly how much time and effort has gone into earning every penny. It may have taken you months to plan your itinerary and make all of the arrangements, yet in mere seconds, it can all be undone if an illness, accident, or emergency strikes. International travel insurance means that if your trip is disrupted, you can minimize any financial loss. That will make it easier to reschedule your trip, so that you can see your travel […]

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Travel Insurance Offers More Than Medical Coverage!

A visit to Africa can be extremely exciting. Africa is no longer the “Dark Continent” and tourism is one of the major earners for some of the countries there. However, there are also some places that are extremely dangerous. While help is required, your travel medical insurance can also jump in to help! While a travel insurance policy deals mostly with medical treatment when traveling, there are several other benefits too. Inpatient and outpatient care, including emergency medical services are covered by the plan, and pre-existing conditions are generally excluded. However, some of the additional travel assistance features include lost […]

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Sticking to Your Resolve on Vacations

A new year has just begun, and those of us looking back at the past year might have a list of resolutions ready. An international traveler who habitually traveled without travel health insurance might want to resolve to avoid skimping on travel insurance. A tourist who had a bad culinary experience may resolve to stick to tried and tested foods. But for most of us, it’s the battle of the bulge that takes center stage. For those who travel often, it is almost impossible to effectively watch what they eat. However, it is possible to watch where the food comes […]

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Food for Thought for International Travelers

A new year has just begun, and those of us looking back at the past year might have a list of resolutions ready. An international traveler who habitually traveled without visitors’ health insurance might want to resolve to avoid skimping on travel insurance. A tourist who had a bad culinary experience may resolve to stick to tried and tested foods. But for most of us, it’s the battle of the bulge that takes center stage. For those who travel often, it is almost impossible to effectively watch what they eat. However, it is possible to watch where the food comes […]

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