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Entries for March, 2014

Elderly couple escape travel insurance pitfall

Elderly couple escape travel insurance pitfallNews from Express.co.uk: Be aware of insurance pitfalls[GETTY (PIC POSED BY MODELS)] However, they say they still don’t have a clue as to why it was thrown out in the first place. The months of worry when they feared they would be hundreds of pounds worse off, and not knowing [...]

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Is travel insurance really worth it?

Is travel insurance really worth it?News from YourWestValley.com: Travel insurance is supposed to be the safety net that protects you and your money, when the unexpected happens on a trip. Policies normally include things like severe weather, illness and terrorism. But Richard and Barbara Cassity of Mesa found that there are some things that even [...]

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Allianz Travel Insurance reaches jet-setters at airport

Allianz Travel Insurance reaches jet-setters at airportNews from B&T Marketing & Media: Thank you, you are now logged in. x Latest from Campaigns Cottee’s Cordial gets repackaged to be more ‘in tune’ with childhood Jubilee’s are a time for celebration and commemoration Americans will come here now, not someday IGA’s Bunny helps customers … Read [...]

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Travel insurance sales spike as the MH370 mystery continues

Travel insurance sales spike as the MH370 mystery continuesNews from Live Insurance News: In light of the heart wrenching disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the 239 people who made up its passengers and crew, travel insurance has become a product that fliers are packing with them much more frequently, as people feel [...]

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Does My Health Insurance Work Outside Of The United States?

Does My Health Insurance Work Outside Of The United States?News from CBS Local: Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States. While many health plans, both job-based and those offered in the health insurance marketplace, do provide some coverage for out-of-network services, this coverage often stops at the U.S. border. [...]

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Smog insurance added to efforts in China’s war on pollution

Smog insurance added to efforts in China’s war on pollutionNews from Financial Times: Travellers to China worried that their view of the Great Wall will be obscured by Beijing’s pollution can rest easy with a “smog insurance” product being introduced this week. “Smog insurance” is the latest response to choking air pollution in China and [...]

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Chinese Travel Agency Introduces Smog Insurance

Chinese Travel Agency Introduces Smog InsuranceNews from International Business Times: China’s largest online travel agency is now offering pollution insurance, allowing tourists to claim financial compensation if bad smog should befall one of six major destination cities. Ctrip.com created the “haze-travel insurance package” with the Chinese insurance firm Ping An and began selling the product [...]

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Do you really need travel insurance?

Do you really need travel insurance?News from MSN Money: This post comes from Allison Martin at partner site Money Talks News. What happens when you’ve been planning that dream vacation for months and things suddenly head south just a few days into or even prior to the trip? Maybe you fall ill, suffer a life-threatening [...]

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Schengen blacklists 14 Indian insurance companies

Schengen blacklists 14 Indian insurance companiesNews from Daily News & Analysis: Travel and medical cover issued by these companies, including National Insurance and SBI Life, will now be invalid in the 25 European countries bound by the Schengen agreement. 11 insurers figure in the list of approved. Indians travelling to Europe will now have fewer [...]

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The tricks insurers and retailers use to sell poor value insurance

The tricks insurers and retailers use to sell poor value insuranceNews from Telegraph.co.uk: Basically, an add-on is any type of insurance product that the buyer did not specifically set out to buy. There are many different types but the regulator specifically looked at the travel, gadget, home emergency, personal accident and guaranteed asset protection (GAP) [...]

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