Need to Use Your Travel Insurance? Here’s a Step-By-Step Guide on How to File a Successful Claim

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Filing a claim to receive your travel insurance benefits may not be a fun procedure. After all, you’ve already been through a stressful situation that led you to file a claim. Perhaps it was a logistical issue in your trip, such as a flight delay, which required you to book a hotel room for the night. Or even worse: maybe it was an accident or injury while on your trip which required you to be evacuated back home.

Adding to this strenuous process is ensuring you have all the right details together before you file your claim. It can be overwhelming if you put in all of that hard work, but don’t receive the benefits you were expecting.

The issue, often times, is simply that travelers aren’t aware of what it takes to make a thorough claim. This is why we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to take you from the moment you purchase your policy, to the moment you return from your trip and get all your materials together, and file a successful claim!

 

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5 Iconic United States Landmarks Where Women Made History

March is a popular month for a plethora of reasons, including St. Paddy’s Day, as well as the start of spring in colder areas. Women’s History Month is also celebrated in March.   Women’s History Month rejoices in the achievements and contributions women have made throughout American history, and include contributions in the areas of the arts, sciences, or social movements.

There are many museums, monuments, and memorials that showcase the achievements of women in the United States. Wouldn’t it be even more of a mesmerizing experience if you could be in the very locations where these famous women actually engaged in these memorable acts?

This is why we’ve put together a list of 5 iconic landmarks in the U.S where women made history. Enjoy!

 

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Pre-Existing Conditions Exclusion Waiver:
How Do I Become Eligible for One?

image from www.illinoisobserver.netTravel insurance provides benefits to help protect your travel investment, whether it’s compensating for lost time, luggage, or the inability to attend the trip due to an unforeseen emergency.  Many travel insurance policies include a pre-existing conditions exclusion. If you have a chronic health condition, this could impact your travel plans and potentially impede you from getting the coverage that you need.

Because many travelers have pre-existing conditions, travel insurance companies now offer a pre-existing conditions exclusion waiver. This waiver, as the name suggests, waives the exclusion on many chronic, but well-managed health conditions. However, there are specific requirements that travelers need to meet in order to be eligible for this benefit. What are some of the most common eligibility requirements? Let’s find out!

 

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Beach Vacations

Many of us have an affinity towards beaches. With the warm breeze caressing your face and the bright sun kissing your skin, it’s no wonder that beach vacations are extremely popular for all ages – whether you’re going to a hyped-up beach resort for your college Spring Break, or simply looking for a low-key, relaxing beach to quietly bask in nature’s beauty, beaches are always going to be popular vacation spots at any time of the year.

But in this article, we’re going to focus on one particular type of beach – the family-friendly kind.

If you’re traveling with children, or looking for a beach vacation that fosters more family-friendly activities, rather than a wild, partying atmosphere, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a list of our top 5 family-friendly beach spots you absolutely must visit.

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Why Renewing Your International Medical Travel Insurance is Important: My Great Uncle’s Unfortunate Experience

By: Chaitanya Bala

image from media.gettyimages.comI was sitting down with my grandmother one evening this past November during my trip to India, chatting about life over chai and snacks. It was rare occurrence for us to just sit back, relax, and have any deep discussions, so I decided to really relish the opportunity.

On this particular evening, I was giving my grandmother the gist of what I do at work, including that I write a lot about travel insurance-related topics. I wasn’t expecting this be too in-depth of a conversation, as insurance is not generally something that most people like to spend hours discussing.

But that evening, my grandmother really took me by surprise.

Kondhe* – I have an interesting story to tell you about my brother related to travel insurance.”

I was all ears.

She ended up telling me a story which not only would become the topic of this blog post, but also really made me understand why having international medical travel insurance at all times during  one’s stay in the U.S. is so important.

Without further ado, here’s the tale of my great uncle’s visit to the United States.

 

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