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2013 January - Travel Insurance Center

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Entries for January, 2013

Long-term travel insurance

Long-term travel insuranceNews from Telegraph.co.uk: James Burgess, Knutsford, Cheshire, writesA while ago, I booked a river cruise 14 months in advance of the departure. I tried six travel insurers online, but every one refused to give me a quote so far ahead. In the end I gave up and waited a few months until it [...]

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No travel insurance proves costly for Phuket tourist

No travel insurance proves costly for Phuket touristNews from The Phuket News: PHUKET: A British man who travelled to Thailand without travel insurance is paying a hefty price after he suffered a heart attack in Phuket on Saturday. He is now in intensive care at Bangkok Hospital Phuket with mounting hospital bills. Claire Connell Tuesday [...]

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Travel insurer pays £1300 to resolve ‘human error’

Travel insurer pays £1300 to resolve ‘human error’News from Telegraph.co.uk: I believe I have a similar problem to that featured in another letter I read. My partner’s illness that led to the holiday cancellation was diagnosed two months after the travel insurance was purchased, as the doctor’s medical certificate indicates. While we declared the new [...]

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Travel tales cost a bomb

Travel tales cost a bombNews from Stuff.co.nz: MICHELLE COOKE AND VOMLE SPRINGFORD A critical illness in China, an attack in Fiji, and a snowboarding accident, triple heart bypass and cancer diagnosis – all in the United States – led to some of the most expensive travel insurance claims New Zealanders made last year. Claims for [...]

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Travel insurance makes for smooth sailing

Travel insurance makes for smooth sailingNews from Baltimore Post-Examiner: By the time this article posts, my mother and stepfather should be happily on their way, aboard a seven-day Carnival cruise through the warm, tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea…first to Cozumel, Mexico…then to Belize City, Belize.. .on to Roatan Island, Honduras…and finally to Grand Cayman [...]

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Winter sports holidays accident risks

Winter sports holidays accident risksNews from Private Healthcare UK: The risk of injury when participating in skiing, sledging and snowboarding holidays is relatively high, so good instruction, the right safety equipment and insurance are all vital.   In Switzerland it is mandatory that anybody taking part in ski lessons wears a ski helmet. Snowboarding creates [...]

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The ins and outs of travel insurance

The ins and outs of travel insuranceNews from Travel-News.co.uk: Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York in November, caused much destruction and disruption for both residents and tourists in its wake and has put the onus firmly on insurance firms. Many victims were thoroughly dismayed to learn that their policies did not provide adequate cover and [...]

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What a travel insurance policy covers

What a travel insurance policy coversNews from Hindu Business Line: Today, travel insurance is becoming very important for business trips and holidays. However, the awareness of buying this product is low in India. Travellers simply buy a plan that suits their travel purpose the best, and which is easy on their budget. But with the [...]

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UStiA Offers Advice on Travel and Flu Season

UStiA Offers Advice on Travel and Flu SeasonNews from Travel Agent: January 16, 2013 By: News Wire Travel Agent With this year’s flu season reaching near-epidemic proportions in some states, the U.S. Travel Insurance Association (UStiA) reminds agents that clients could lose nonrefundable payments in case they have to cancel or postpone a trip because [...]

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SAINSBURY’S BANK TRAVEL INSURANCE WARNS OF INCREASED WINTER …News from International Supermarket News: The cost of medical treatment for winter sports injuries has increased in four out of six of Britain’s most popular foreign skiing destinations, according to new analysis from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance.(1) The supermarket bank is therefore urging skiers and snowboarders to [...]

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