Online insurance brand Protect Your Bubble is released in the United States

A new online insurance brand called Protect Your Bubble has had its initial American launch today, with the backing of a Fortune 500 company and the intention to provide modern consumers with the additional choices they need to protect the things that are important in their lives at a given moment, such as pets, travel, and gadgets. According to the Europe and North America Protect Your Bubble president, Stephen Ebbett, when consumers think about insurance, they usually call to mind health, life, homeowner, and auto coverage. However, he also pointed…

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Will travel insurance provide coverage for catastrophes such as that faced by Costa Concordia passengers?

When booking a vacation, many people wonder whether or not it is truly worth the added expense to purchase a travel insurance package, and whether or not it will cover them in case of a disaster such as what occurred on the Costa Concordia. Cruise passengers did indeed benefit from their protection when they were evacuated from the ship. While they waited for Costa Cruise Lines to provide their assistance, those who had purchased travel insurance were already served by the insurers who relayed messages back to the loved ones…

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John Hancock Financial announces new travel insurance offerings

John Hancock Financial has announced that it will now be offering products from the travel insurance sector, which will be available to consumers through its new website which has been created specifically for that purpose, as well as through comparison websites for that type of coverage. The new travel insurance coverage will provide protection for trip interruption or cancellation, accident, medical, and baggage, as well as multi-lingual, 24-hour emergency services. The insurer, which is based in Boston, has said that while the products themselves will be distributed by the John…

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A blip in a trip doesn’t have to be a disaster with the right travel insurance coverage

Whether you’re traveling to visit relatives or are headed out on that dream vacation, without travel insurance, even the smallest incident can result in serious inconvenience, struggle, and financial catastrophe. While you’re away from home, just about anything can happen, from a stolen wallet to food poisoning. If you have coverage from travel insurance, you will have the coverage you need to have your personal belongings replaced, or to pay for medical expenses. It can also help to pay for replacement tickets for missed or cancelled flights, and other unanticipated…

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Bikini Travel Insurance announces new product just for women

Bikini Travel Insurance has announced that it has released a form of specialized travel insurance that was created by women, for female consumers. This new Bikini Travel Insurance policy is now available for purchase online. This product is particularly unique because insurance products are typically considered to be the creation of men. This product breaks away from that tradition and focuses specifically on consumers who are women, with their travel behaviors and needs in mind. The policies do still cover the conventional travel insurance elements such as repatriation cover and…

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Over One million dollar travel insurance claim paid in New Zealand

Southern Cross Travel Insurance has announced that they have paid a travel insurance claim that topped the one million dollars in New Zealand, underlining the importance of coverage as the cost for becoming injured or ill while away from home – even when in countries that have reciprocal healthcare – are on the rise. Previous to this most recent claim, in the last year, the insurer reported an individual claim that was greater than three hundred thousand dollars in Australia. Both this claim and the most recent record breaker for…

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Travel insurance can help holiday season travelers to protect themselves from being snowed in

Though the holiday season is one of the most common times for people to travel, it is also commonly interrupted by bad weather such as heavy snow, wind, or ice storms. This type of bad weather can make as much of a mess of travel plans as it can of a city’s sidewalks and streets. Road closures, grounded and delayed flights, and stalled trains can make it impossible for travelers to keep to their itineraries. Last year, snow in England brought over 500,000 flights to and from Heathrow Airport to…

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Direct Travel Insurance highlights the importance of disaster coverage to travelers

As a year of record-breaking natural disasters comes to a close, Direct Travel Insurance has released a statement highlighting the benefits of natural disaster coverage for travelers who will be going out of town during the holiday season. Individuals travelling for business or personal reasons over the holiday season can protect themselves against the various kinds of disruption that can be caused to travels by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and any number of other unforeseen events that could otherwise turn a pleasant journey into a financial…

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Avoid delays in winter travel with the right insurance

The holiday season is upon us once more and with it comes the inevitable winter experience which brings drivers a number of delays that are not a concern throughout the rest of the year. Travel Insurance Center has released a statement that explains that winter weather can commonly cause delays for travelers that can last from minutes to hours or days, and that since airlines do not provide reimbursements in these circumstances, it can become very expensive for travelers to have to pay for additional transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals.…

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The impact of drinking on travel insurance coverage

Travelers who are away from home on business trips or on vacation face a certain temptation to drink that may be much riskier than they think. According to the Squaremouth.com marketing manager, Sara Byrne, if a traveler drinks too much and it results in illness, injury, or an accident, most “will not be able to make a claim under their travel insurance as their policy will not cover them.” Squaremouth.com is a travel insurance comparison and purchase website. Byrne went on to say that the result is that many travelers…

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