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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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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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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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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Travel Insurance Awareness Day announced by Access America

US travel insurance and assistance leader, Access America, has announced the launch of Travel Insurance Awareness Day on September 7, 2011. In conjunction with this announcement it will be conducting an event among Orbitz.com customers to find out their top reasons for failing to purchase travel insurance. This event will become a prominent feature of the Orbitz.com website and will provide the site’s visitors with the opportunity to share in a total of $1,000 worth of gift cards when they enter their reasons. This awareness and promotion event is designed…

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The return of the vacation and travel insurance

According to survey results by Mondial Assistance USA, a travel insurance company, the majority of Americans intend to take a vacation in 2011, a situation that has not been seen since the start of the global economic crisis. The insurer, based in Richmond, Virginia, found that 51 percent of Americans claim to be either “somewhat confident” or “confident” that they will be taking a vacation of a minimum of one week in length, and that will be at least 100 miles away from their primary residence. This is an increase…

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