Travel Insurers Demand Skiers Wear Helmets

Travel Insurers Demand Skiers Wear Helmets

When you next hit the slopes you may have to pack a sturdy helmet along with your essential gloves, thick jacket and boots – at least if you want to be properly insured for your skiing trip. Many people already wear helmets when skiing but the item could become compulsory if more insurers follow the lead of one international travel insurance company. The insurer insists that anyone who is taking part in a skiing or snowboarding activity must be wearing a helmet, or coverage will be withdrawn. The travel insurance company says that skiers will be deemed uninsured if they […]

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How to Stay Healthy on Business Travel

How to Stay Healthy on Business Travel

As winter draws close it can be difficult to avoid the common cold or flu, particularly if you have to travel regularly for work. When you travel away from home on business it is more difficult to stay healthy because you are away from your familiar routines and environment, and you are coming into contact with a whole host of new germs. How do you prevent illness when you travel a lot on business? Is there any way to stay healthy and enjoy a more productive business travel experience? Be careful with the food you eat, both on the road […]

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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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How to Find a Scholarship to Study Abroad

Going to college is an amazing opportunity for personal and academic growth and studying abroad is even more exciting. However, a period of study abroad can be financially difficult for a student. Fortunately there are scholarships and aid programs available to help you fund your study abroad. How can you find the money for foreign study? Read on to find out some tips. Check with the financial aid office at your current college. You may be surprised at what information they have access to and the help they can offer when you are planning to study abroad. You won’t know […]

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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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J1 Visa Categories: Government Sector

There are a number of different reasons to apply for a J1 visa, and consequently different categories into which your application fits. One common reason to issue a J1 visa is to the government sector in order for government personnel to carry out work and be involved in education in the United States. Within the government sector there are several different categories. The first category is for government visitors. Government visitors are allowed to participate in the United States exchange program for a specified length of time, a length of time which is necessary to finish the task for which […]

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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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J1 Visa for Au Pairs

One of the most popular reasons for applying for a J1 visa to live and work temporarily in the United States is to become an au pair. There is a special J1 visa category for au pairs, with a range of conditions and benefits attached. If you want to work as an au pair in the States then a J1 visa is essential. Find out all about the J1 visa for au pairs below and what the visa entitles you to once you are in America. Through the au pair program you are entitled to provide paid child care services […]

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Play Safe with Sports Travel Insurance

Are you a hiker, biker, bungee jumper or diver? Are you traveling abroad to raft on rivers, climb mountains or canoe on lakes? Traveling abroad to take part in sports and extreme sports can be a lot of fun. Increasing numbers or travelers are discovering the adrenalin thrills of extreme sports of vacations and for many people a vacation wouldn’t be complete without some sports action. But if you are taking part in sports and activities abroad have you considered whether you are covered for medical treatment and medical emergencies? Many travel insurance plans cover you for everyday activities but […]

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J1 Visa Categories: Private Sector

Are you planning to travel on a J1 visa? The type of J1 visa you have limits your stay on the program you are following in your host country, as well as the activities you are allowed to take part in. Here are some of the J1 visa categories in the Private Sector program. The Alien Physician category is for foreign medical graduates who are pursuing medical training at schools of medicine or scientific colleges that are properly accredited. There are certain criteria to be met including the evidence of prior qualifications and training, competency in English and acceptance into […]

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