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Entries for September, 2011

Cigna to buy travel protection insurer FirstAssist

Cigna to buy travel protection insurer FirstAssistNews from Proactive Investors USA & Canada:Tue 12:00 pm by Brad Lemaire Global health services company Cigna (NYSE:CI) said on Tuesday that it has reached a deal to buy travel and protection insurance company FirstAssist Insurance Services from Barclays Private Equity in a bid to add new product lines [...]

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One in three people ‘fly without travel insurance’

One in three people ‘fly without travel insurance’News from CompareAndSave.com: Home / News / One in three people ‘fly without travel insurance’ 29 September 2011 16:02:40 Over a third of British holidaymakers fail to purchase travel insurance before going away, new research suggests. The discovery was made by budget airline Ryanair, which carried out a [...]

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Travel Insurance: Are you covered?

Travel Insurance: Are you covered?News from WCNC: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A week at Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks means wide open beaches, cool beverages and watching late summer sunsets.  It’s why Anita Tate and her family rent a house on the island every year, and this year wasn’t going to be any different. “It’s [...]

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Cigna plans to buy UK based FirstAssist Insurance

Cigna plans to buy UK based FirstAssist InsuranceNews from BusinessWeek: By The Associated Press The insurer Cigna Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy British travel insurance coverage provider FirstAssist Insurance Services from Barclays Private Equity in a move to broaden its business overseas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cigna, based [...]

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Never too old to shop around online

Never too old to shop around onlineNews from Sydney Morning Herald: Jane E. Fraser September 25, 2011 Illustration: Michael Mucci. Your age, health and destination determine the cost of insurance and using comparison websites can help you make a decision. IN LAST week’s Sun-Herald Travel section, this column outlined some problems and queries travellers have [...]

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One in three Irish people travel without insurance

One in three Irish people travel without insuranceNews from Irish Times:The Irish Times – Saturday, September 24, 2011 CONOR POPE LARGE NUMBERS of Irish people do not take out travel insurance when they go abroad, despite the fact that without it an accident or illness could be financially ruinous, according to a survey published this [...]

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What is a pre-existing health condition as it relates to travel insurance?

What is a pre-existing health condition as it relates to travel insurance?News from Telegraph.co.uk: Travel insurers are stricter on accepting claims for medical treatment from those who did not declare pre-exiting health conditions Photo: ALAMY By [...]

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Ryanair survey reveals a third travel without travel insurance

Ryanair survey reveals a third travel without travel insuranceNews from Cheapflights.co.uk: Ready to go … is your travel insurance policy packed? A survey by budget airline Ryanair has found that more than a third of passengers holiday without travel insurance. The survey, which canvassed the travel insurance status of 4,000 Ryanair passengers, revealed the risks [...]

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Travel insurance tips for pregnant women

Travel insurance tips for pregnant womenNews from World First Travel Insurance: 20 September 2011 15:22 Making sure you have the right travel insurance to cover you and your family can give you peace of mind when travelling. Going on holiday when you are pregnant can be stressful, especially if you already have children and are [...]

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Nationwide adds travel insurance for over 65s to its free current account

Nationwide adds travel insurance for over 65s to its free current accountNews from This is Money: By Dan Hyde Last updated at 2:20 PM on 20th September 2011 Nationwide Building Society is adding free travel insurance for 65 to 75 year-olds to its flagship FlexAccount current account. Previously, new customers over the age of 65 [...]

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