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There Are Only Four CT Scanners in Haiti… and Other Things I’ve Learned at My Job

Like most of you, I’m not an insurance expert. As the marketing gal for Insurance Services of America I communicate who we are and what we have to offer, but I’m not an insurance agent.

Unlike most of you, I sit amongst very smart insurance experts who explain how insurance works every day. They’ve taught me–and I’ve overheard–some interesting and helpful things you might like to know too. So what are these nuggets of wisdom? Here are three:

1) There are only four CT scanners in Haiti.
Many of our clients travel to help impoverished people around the world, Haiti being one of the most popular destinations. The work being done in this country is priceless: building homes, administering medicine, feeding the hungry, and more. It is amazing to learn about the generosity of our clients.

A few months ago, one such client shared a story about his air evacuation from Haiti to Florida. Read More »

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Olympics Travel Encourages Tourists To Understand Their Insurance

The Olympics are, unfortunately, no stranger to acts of terrorism.
A tremendous number of tourists are flocking to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, with travel insurance policies galore, but as much as they may feel covered, it has drawn attention to the question of whether or not they are protected against terrorism.

The crowds of spectators, coaches, and athletes present a possible target to individuals and groups who seek to wreak havoc and bring danger to the many people who have traveled to the British capital to watch the various events.

This fact has caused many people to begin asking questions regarding travel insurance coverage.

People want to know if they are covered by their travel insurance if a terrorist attack should disrupt their trip plans. Read More »

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Easter Travel Delay Alert for the U.K.

Altegrity Risk advises the United Kingdom warns of possible “gridlock” at airports during the Easter break due to staff shortages, reports indicated on April 4th. The British Air Transport Association claimed there were too few border staff scheduled to work during the break, delaying security checks.

If you are a Roundtrip travel insurance policy holder and are traveling to Europe this Easter weekend, then please contact your travel supplier for current travel delays.  While traveling, if your flight is delayed or cancelled, then please contact the 24 hour telephone assistance number on your ID card for live travel assistance.

If you need a travel insurance quote or have questions regarding your existing policy, then please contact us at (800) 647-4589 or (480) 821-9052 and speak to one of our Client Advisors. Safe Travels!

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Plan for The Worst, Expect the Best

Even with our Roundtrip travel insurance and a well-prepared itinerary, you will eventually suffer a delayed or late flight, an airplane mechanical problem, inclement weather, traffic or a host many airport delay problems which will “ground” you. Here are a few tips that can help you with an unexpected trip interruption:

  • Plan for the worst – leave plenty of time to arrive at the airport as well as layovers for connecting flights
  • Print out all your important travel documents – don’t depend on internet connections to view your itinerary, download boarding passes, look up your airline reservation telephone number or a map to your hotel.
  • Charge all your electronics the night before in case you can’t find a convenient power outlet at the airport
  • Travel with stamps and use the time before or between a flight as an opportunity to write a postcard or letter
  • Include a change of clothes, toothbrush and toothpaste in your carry-on.
  • If your flight is going to be delayed for more than three hours, call the 24 hour telephone number on your Roundtrip ID card for live assistance to help you rebook flights, reserve a hotel room for the evening and manage the rest of your itinerary

When I travel, I plan for the worst and expect the best. These tips have helped me when the unexpected happen. Please feel free to share your own tips.

Happy Travels.