Archive for February, 2008

The first Flight Accident Policy – who bought it and when?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

When was the first Flight Accidental Death policy (then known as Aero Trip Ticket policy) sold? And who purchased the first policy? Good questions that probably would have been lost to history if not for “The Travelers 100 Years” published in 1964 to commemorate their centennial anniversary. The answer: President W. Wilson of Washington, DC. […]

Travel Insurance Advertisments – Are the current ones better?

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Every once and awhile, when I need a chuckle I go to a book that I have from my career at The Travelers Insurance Company and look at an ad that they published in the 1860’s in Harper’s Weekly which was probably one of the first travel insurance ads ever run. It’s priceless: What would […]

Medical Evacuation and Cruises

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

I’d have to say that the second most important kind of insurance to have on a cruise is Emergency Medical Evacuation Coverage. If you have a emergency injury or an illness that the on board medical facility is unable to deal with, you’ll more than likely be transported off the ship by whatever means are […]

Pregnancy: is it covered by travel insurance?

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

This article has been updated and expanded to show available plans.  It can be found on our Buyers Guide. One question that we get several times a week is about trip insurance for a traveler who is pregnant or might become pregnant. Is there coverage available? The answer is yes & no. Yes, there is […]

Poor Man’s Cruise Insurance Primer

Friday, February 1st, 2008

You have several options when it comes to insuring your next cruise: Self insure with what you have buy the insurance or waiver plan offered by cruise line buy 3rd party travel insurance plan Self insure with what you already have. At the very least you should check to see if your regular health insurance […]