Archive for April, 2009

Swine Flu Update

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Unfortunately, there has been some misinformation in print and on the net during the past couple of days that claims “for most travel insurers, April 24 was the date the swine flu outbreak became what the industry calls a foreseen or known event because of widespread media attention” and therefore coverage would not apply for […]

Swine Flu and Travel Insurance

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Recently there have been several questions raised about travel insurance policies and how they would react to Swine Flu. They basically fall into two categories:

Continuing Saga of Prime Travel Protection

Friday, April 10th, 2009

We just learned today that the Colorado Insurance Department issued a “Cease and Desist” order on March 24, 2009 to Prime Travel Protection and/or Jerry and Christine Watson. I first wrote about Prime Travel Protection on January 29, 2009 after they announced filing for bankruptcy and after news that the Florida Insurance Department was investigating […]

Happy Birthday – The Travelers!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Happy Birthday to The Travelers Insurance Company – 145 years old today. Why is it important? Because it was on April 1, 1864 that The Travelers opened it’s doors in order to offer travel insurance to people traveling – hence the name The Travelers. Just imagine, in the middle of the Civil War, businessman James […]