Deceptive travel insurance practices scrutinized by California and Florida

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The two states have released statements with regards to sketchy opt-out rules from some companies. California and Florida have both now issued their own statements with regards to certain selling practices that have been adopted with regards to travel insurance and the opt-out methods that are used extremely regularly. The states feel that these methods of selling the travel coverage are deceptive and are hoping to promote change. The first statement was issued by Florida in February, when the state’s Office of Insurance Regulation produced an informal memorandum. Within it,…

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The Importance of Terrorism Coverage in Your Travel Insurance Policies

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 A look into travel insurance… A note on terrorism, before we go deeper into the subject. Global terrorism is clearly a real threat, as the events (and indeed some of the wars) of the last 14 years have illustrated. It is also true that specific countries or parts of the world have, at different times, had or still have a problem with terrorists endemic to their own shores. Sri Lanka, for instance, experienced sporadic bombings and terrorist attacks during the long years of the war between the Tamils and the…

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Travel product released by the Allianz insurance company in time for holidays

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As Americans get ready to celebrate the Christmas season, there is new protection for their event planners. The insurance company called Allianz Global Assistance USA has just announced the release of a new travel product for event planners in the United States that is being launched just in time to assist people who are getting ready for their holiday celebrations. This was released in conjunction with the company’s annual Vacation Confidence Index. That insurance company survey was designed to help to gauge customer attitudes and behaviors regarding travel. What it…

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Insurance news made with John Cleese’s article

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The British comedian, actor, writer, and producer has declared his love for coverage. Though insurance news isn’t rare, though it occasionally pops up in some unexpected places, and in this case, it was an article written by John Cleese, when he wrote an article entitled “Why I love insurance”, which was published in The Province. The English actor is best known for his role in the wildly popular Monty Python movies and series. The insurance news article began with a personal history from Cleese, in which he briefly described his…

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Travel insurance claims can be very strange

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Every year, insurers release the details of some of their more bizarre filings. Vacationers always experience strange things while they’re away from home, and those with travel insurance may need to make a claim, which, at times, means that the details of the story could end up on one of the strangest filing lists. Allianz Global Assistance has released its own bizarre claims, which include the following. • A tourist was held at gunpoint in the New York subway system by a gunman who was dressed in a large, smiling,…

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