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Traveling Presidents

Traveling presidents! In honor of Presidents Day, I found a list that outlines where all of our present and former presidents have traveled for work. Find out where they went, when they got there and why they visited. It’s interesting to see where the presidents have been with the corresponding transportation innovations.

See the complete list here!

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US State Department Travel Warning for Honduras

Traveling around the world has risk.  Limit your financial risk of unforeseen illness and accidents with a high quality travel insurance policy.

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning for Honduras to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Honduras.

Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Honduras each year for study, tourism, business, and volunteer work. However, crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country. Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. San Pedro Sula is considered to be the world’s most violent city, with 159 murders for every 100,000 residents in 2011. These threats have increased substantially over the past several years, and incidents can occur anywhere. In January 2012, the Peace Corps withdrew its volunteers from the country to conduct an administrative review of the security situation.  Read More »

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US State Department Travel Warning for Mexico

If you are traveling to Mexico, the we recommend purchasing a travel medical insurance policy.  The US State Department warns in every US Passport to check with your current health insurance company to ensure you are covered outside the US; furthermore, the US State Department warns that Medicare does not cover you abroad.  Contact us for a travel medical insurance quote.

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Mexico. General information on the overall security situation is provided immediately below. For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below. Read More »

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US State Department Travel Warning for Mexico

The State of Jalisco has declared a heightened security alert status following Mexican military/police operations near the Providencia and Valle Real communities in Guadalajara. The Consulate recommends that all American citizens take precautions and be vigilant to news reports regarding events in the state of Jalisco until the situation returns to normal.

The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara is located at 175 Progreso Street, Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara’s telephone number is 011 52 33 3268 2100; the fax number is 011 52 33 3825 1951. For after-hours emergencies, please call 011 52 33 3268 2145. Read More »

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Atlantic Hurricane Season – Countdown

Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012. Since no one likes the flooding, destruction, delays and worse caused by hurricanes, let’s count down to something good…to the end of the season!

Hurricane Resources and Facts:


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Travel Tips to Stay Safe in Rocky Point, Mexico

Hola Amigo,

Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco), Mexico, is a popular beach destination.  It is about a 3 hour drive from the border of Arizona and the beaches are nice and you have many options between hotels, condos, rental homes and camp grounds.  Like any busy travel destination, you need to take precautions to minimize a chance of bigger problems and risks. Read More »

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Honeymoon Destinations Just Right For You

If you’re planning an upcoming honeymoon, have you considered the meaning behind your honeymoon? My husband and I considered our own honeymoon the beginning of a beautiful life together. So for friends and family planning their upcoming honeymoons, I think no matter where you choose to go, your destination should be peaceful and enjoyable, surrounding you only with only fun, excitement, and relaxation.

We all have dream honeymoon destinations. Some of you may want to spend your honeymoon enjoying nature and wildlife, while some prefer a more romantic atmosphere filled with nights out on the town exploring local fare, and even some just want a relaxing seaside getaway. I’ve been researching honeymoon destinations for a family member recently and am amazed at the options; here are my top picks based on the type of couple you are: Read More »

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We are a Veteran Owned Business

Did you know Insurance Services of America is a veteran owned business?

Graham Bates, the owner and president, enlisted in the Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. Additionally, one of our Client Advisors and Graham’s son, Aaron Bates is also a veteran of the Armed Forces and served for the elite US Special Operations.

We are very grateful for the sacrifice of all our soldiers and families and service personnel protecting our country.

You can see our VOB listing here:
Veteran Owned Business Directory, Get your free listing, now!

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Safe Travels to Haiti

Haiti covers the western third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola; its capital city is Port-Au-Prince. In January 2010, a devastating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti instantly leaving thousands of people without homes, food, clean water and medical care. According to the most recent report from Mission Data International, Haiti was the most popular mission / volunteer trip destination in 2011. Over the past year, we have insured thousands of people volunteering and serving in Haiti. With the increased travel to Haiti, we have also seen an increased number of clients becoming sick and injured in accidents. Over the past two years we have assisted in evacuating 5 individuals from Haiti.

If you have purchased an international health insurance policy form Insurance Services of America and need medical assistance, please contact the 24 hour worldwide telephone assistance number located on your ID Card. Prior to departure, we recommend completing the US State Department’s Smart Traveler Program. Even if you are traveling in a group, take time to be concerned about your personal safety and security.

We want our clients to remain and return safe. Here are some practical pre-departure tips:

  1. Contact a travel doctor 4 to 6 weeks prior to your departure date to allow time for vaccinations to take effect. If you are going on a Spring Break mission trip, Read More »
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Minnesota Couple Stuck in Costa Rica

In this story from Minnesota NBC affiliate KARE-11, we learn that two vacationers are stuck in Costa Rica while receiving medical treatment for a severely broken leg due to a road accident. We’re glad everyone’s going to be OK, but stories like these remind us why travel medical insurance was designed.

If you’re ever headed overseas or even traveling within the US, please call us at (800) 647-4589 or ask a Client Advisor for a free quote. This insurance is surprisingly affordable and can help alleviate situations just like these poor folks are experiencing now.