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Entries for December, 2013

Do You Travel with Travel Insurance?

Do You Travel with Travel Insurance?News from About – News & Issues: I’ve often said that if you can’t afford travel insurance then you can’t afford to travel. Now that I’ve been traveling for almost three years and have only had to make one claim, for a minor medical issue, it would be easy for [...]

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Myanmar to launch travel insurance services for foreign tourists

Myanmar to launch travel insurance services for foreign touristsNews from eTurboNews: YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar is planning to introduce travel insurance services among foreign visitors in view of dramatic increase in tourist arrivals, official media reported Sunday. The number of application for travel insurance is still low in Myanmar, the New Light of Myanmar quoted [...]

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Mark Kahler on the pros and cons of travel insurance

Mark Kahler on the pros and cons of travel insuranceNews from Boston Globe: Insurance probably isn’t the first thing a traveler thinks about when planning a vacation. But when a cruise ship is stuck in the Gulf of Mexico or a volcano erupts in Europe, travel insurance may start to seem like a good idea. [...]

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Expert urges extra travel insurance in wake of boat crash

Expert urges extra travel insurance in wake of boat crashNews from CBC.ca: A Winnipeg travel expert says the case of a local family on the hook for a massive medical bill in South Africa is a grim reminder of the importance of reading the fine print for travel insurance. Ron Pradinuk at Journey’s Travel says [...]

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Change fees and travel insurance continue to rise

Change fees and travel insurance continue to riseNews from USA TODAY: Airlines are raising more from change fees, which totaled $ 2.5 billion last year, when travelers cancel tickets or change plans.(Photo: Kye R. Lee, AP) Story Highlights Change fees are typically $ 200 per ticket for domestic flights Airlines made $ 2.6 billion on [...]

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A guide to travel insurance – Part 3

A guide to travel insurance – Part 3News from Free Malaysia Today: Factors to consider when getting a policy. FEATURE By Balkish Rosly SaveMoney.my has previously explained the types of travel insurance policies; this week we conclude our guide with other factors to consider when getting a policy. Frequency of travel Have you established which [...]

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Should you buy annual or single-trip travel insurance?

Should you buy annual or single-trip travel insurance?News from earsucker: When it comes to selecting insurance coverage for your trips, one of the many questions that you might have is: should you buy annual or single-trip travel insurance? This, in addition to which insurer should you choose, how much should you cover, and several other [...]

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Tips for purchasing travel insurance | Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Tips for purchasing travel insurance | Office of the Insurance CommissionerNews from Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald: The following information was released by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner: If you are getting ready to travel for the holidays, here are some things to consider about travel insurance before you decide if it’s [...]

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Dumb, drunk or pregnant: The top five reasons your travel insurance claims …

Dumb, drunk or pregnant: The top five reasons your travel insurance claims …News from The Daily Telegraph: Partying too hard on holidays could mean you won’t be covered by travel insurance. Source: ThinkStock HAVING too many drinks while on holidays could leave you not only with a hangover, but unable to make a claim on [...]

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What Canadian Snowbirds Should Keep In Mind When Getting Travel Insurance

What Canadian Snowbirds Should Keep In Mind When Getting Travel InsuranceNews from Live Insurance News: Unfortunately, for some snowbirds, the quest to avoid mountains of snow leads to an avalanche of unexpected medical bills. Yes, the responsible traveller who makes the seemingly wise decision to purchase travel medical insurance can find themselves penniless thanks to [...]

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