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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Is Cancel for Any Reason Insurance Appropriate at All Times?

Cancel for Any Reason insurance has been growing very quickly in its popularity among travelers, but some are starting to wonder whether or not it is appropriate for all occasions. Though it is important to carry adequate insurance to protect yourself against certain unforeseen circumstances, there is such thing as having too much – paying for what you don’t actually need. The travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.com, has recently released data that showed that there can be times when travelers simply don’t need it. Squaremouth marketing manager, Sara Byrne, said…

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Direct Travel opens new online medical screening facility for improved quotes and policy purchases

Direct Travel Insurance has started an online medical screening facility in order to be able to improve its site’s ability to provide accurate quote and increase the convenience for consumers to purchase policies. This new function gives customers with pre-existing medical conditions the ability to make their online travel insurance purchase where they had not previously been able to do so. Now they have the opportunity to purchase policies online that will cover those medical conditions, subject to underwriting acceptance criteria. Before this tool became available, customers at Direct Travel…

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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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One fifth of people in the U.K. don’t purchase travel insurance when taking a trip

A survey by the Abta travel organization has shown that one fifth of all travelers in the United Kingdom take their vacations without purchasing travel insurance. The survey included the participation of 2,018 people and determined that a comparable percentage believed that if anything should go wrong, the U.K. government would pick up the tab. As a result of this surprising statistic, Abta is now urging all travelers to purchase insurance at the same time that they make their holiday bookings. The survey also indicated that the concern that topped…

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New acquisition of Cigna by FirstAssist Insurance Services

As travel has increased by 8 percent, Cigna has seized the opportunity to provide its customers with additional protection against unexpected emergencies while they travel, such as urgent medical situations by acquiring FirstAssist. This acquisition will give a boost to the global footprint made by Cigna International and will grow its affinity partner relationships as it increases the strong distribution expertise and product offered by FirstAssist. FirstAssist Insurance Services was purchased by the Cigna global health services company from Barclays Private Equity. FirstAssist had appeal to Cigna as it is…

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