Archive for February, 2012

Five things every traveler should know about travel insurance!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Travel insurance is more than a luxury; it’s a necessity if one’s trip is to be successful.  However, travel insurance is not a cookie-cutter arrangement where one size fits all.  At, we recommend that travelers understand the following facts about travel insurance coverages: 1.  Buy you insurance early in order to qualify for extra […]

Ten Things Travel Insurance Doesn’t Cover

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Travel insurance policies offer different types of coverage, and most people know what their own policies cover. Yet they often neglect to read the fine print when they buy travel insurance, and the exclusions may surprise them. According to MSNBC, most travel insurance policies do not cover these ten situations. 1. Tour Cancellation. Many travelers […]

Swine Flu Appears in Vietnam

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

News reports are beginning to appear that the swine flu has been diagnosed in Vietnam.  QuoteWright urges travelers to southeast Asia to make sure they have adequate travel medical coverage and to make sure they avoid plans that exclude coverage for epidemics and/or pandemic.

Minnesota Fines Travel Guard $250,000

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, the Minnesota Insurance Department announced an enforcement action against Travel Guard and their underwriting company, National Union Fire Insurance Company (a part of Chartis), due to allegations that they violated Minnesota State Law by automatically enrolling travelers, who booked their trip through, in travel insurance without their affirmative consent.  The […]

Access America is now Allianz Global Assistance

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Access America has officially changed their name to Allianz Global Assistance, as of February 1st. Nothing else has changed in the plans that we offer from them, still the same Basic, Classic and Deluxe that have been Access America’s offering for quite some time now.