Injured Tourists Benefit From Travel Insurance

Greg Petit

Many travelers do not plan for the negative scenarios that could occur during a trip. However, accidents and tragedies can happen at any time. Many times travelers are out of their comfort zones and are unsure of how to handle these situations. Read the following article from Travel Pulse and see how Allianz Global Assistance was able to quickly help their insured after an accident. This is a prime example of how travel Insurance can give you peace of mind and put you at ease while planning your trip in case any unforeseen events may occur. 

Victoria Falls Train Wreck Injures Tourists | Travel Pulse

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Common Travel Insurance Myths

Sasha Schnurr

A vacation is not typically viewed as an investment but it should be treated and protected as such. However, only one in five travelers whose trips were affected by medical conditions, natural disasters, and other events had travel insurance. The following article from Travel Agent Central dispels common myths about travel insurance that seems to be deterring people from taking advantage of the many benefits it offers. 

UStiA Survey Dispels Six Common Travel Insurance Myths|Travel Agent Central

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CVS Stops Selling Cigarettes

Dianne Jimenez

Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been a proponent of wellness initiatives for years. 4 Ever Life also encourages wellness by promoting separate smoker and non-smoker rates on our GUL program, marketed exclusively to Blue Cross and Blue Shield employees and their families. Now we see a major drug store chain, CVS, implementing their decision to stop selling cigarettes in their stores. This post from Health and Human Services details the upcoming change by CVS to be effective on October 1, 2014.

CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes | PG Compliance Coach
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From Natural Disasters To Vacation Disasters

Greg Petit

There is no way to be certain about the weather conditions when planning a trip. However, knowing that June 1st marks the opening day of Hurricane Season can help you to plan accordingly and protect your trip with travel insurance. Read the following article from InsureMyTrip and find out what insurance companies consider to be “known perils” and how hurricanes can affect your trip even if your destination is not a hurricane hotspot. 

Why Purchasing Travel Insurance For Hurricanes Can’t Wait | InsureMyTrip
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Avoid Headaches Caused By Using Multiple Airlines

Dianne Jimenez

Sometimes it is difficult and more costly to book a direct flight when planning a trip. Many travelers opt for having layovers between flights before arriving at their final destination. USA Today provides an example of the troubles that can occur when your flights are booked through multiple companies and how those problems can be avoided by taking advantage of travel insurance. 

Why Separate Airline Itineraries Can Spell Trouble | USA Today
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Tips on Insuring Your Vacation

Greg Petit

With summer fast approaching, it is the perfect time for people to begin planning their vacations. It is important to figure out which travel insurance options best suit your needs. Some trips may be a little more adventurous while others may be less so, especially when traveling with young children.

Check out the following article from InsureMyTrip and find out what works best for you:
National Park Week: Insuring Your Family Adventure | InsureMyTrip
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Think You Don’t Need Life Insurance?

Sasha Schnurr

The article below reveals the most common reasons consumers do not purchase life insurance and the regrets that it can cause later.

If you have ever had any of the following thoughts then I urge you to keep reading:

  • “I have plenty of assets to support my family.”
  • “Life insurance is a waste of money because I am healthy.”
  • “Life insurance is important, I will get it eventually.”

 Visit the link below and U.S. News will take you through some real life examples of people who had these same thoughts and the negative affects it had on their families. 

3 Ill-Advised Reasons Not to Buy Life Insurance | U.S. News

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