4 Ways Worldwide Assistance Can Be Helpful During Medical Emergencies

By: Chaitanya Bala

AIf you’re raising your eyebrow right now, puzzled with regards to what exactly worldwide assistance is, you’re probably not the only one. Often times, this benefit which is automatically included in most travel insurance plans, gets buried to the bottom of coverage descriptions, since there really isn’t a monetary value associated with it. As Trip Cancellation and Emergency Medical Evacuation are both pressing issues where your travel investment, or the money you’ve spent on a trip as well as potential costs, are at stake, these are generally the benefits that are really emphasized on most policy plans.

However, worldwide assistance is more crucial than it may appear on paper. It may be the difference between a policyholder getting coverage for their claim, and getting denied. It can also save you a lot of time, as well as keep you from getting overwhelmed. Emergency situations are stressful and nerve-wracking enough to deal with as they are, so having to coordinate next steps on your own probably isn’t the best idea. Here are the 4 ways contacting worldwide assistance when you run into emergencies can make your life much easier.

 

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Guide to Beating the Flight Delay Blues Part 2: 5 Eateries You've Got to Try

Last week, we discussed some cool pieces of artwork that anyone could look for at some of the airports across the country. But hey, if you’re just not into art and would rather do something else, that’s completely okay! Some of you simply like to look for new things to snack or sip on when you’re bored. We totally agree that Wolfgang Puck and McDonald’s have probably got you all burned out by now. We’re pretty burned out, too. So that’s why we’ve compiled this list of eateries you must try at least once in your life if you’re ever stuck in a layover or have to suffer through a flight delay!

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4 Ways Worldwide Assistance Can Be Helpful During Medical Emergencies

If you’re raising your eyebrow right now, puzzled with regards to what exactly worldwide assistance is, you’re probably not the only one. Often times, this benefit that is automatically included in most travel insurance plans, gets buried to the bottom of coverage descriptions, since there really isn’t a monetary value associated with it. As Trip Cancellation and Emergency Medical Evacuation are both pressing issues where your travel investment, or the money you’ve spent on a trip as well as potential costs, are at stake, these are generally the benefits that are really emphasized on most policy plans.

However, worldwide assistance is more crucial than it may appear on paper. It may be the difference between a policyholder getting coverage for their claim, and getting denied. It can also save you a lot of time, as well as keep you from getting overwhelmed. Emergency situations are stressful and nerve-wracking enough to deal with as they are, so having to coordinate next steps on your own probably isn’t the best idea. Here are the 4 ways contacting worldwide assistance when you run into emergencies can make your life much easier.

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Guide to Beating the Flight Delay Blues Part 1: Five Pieces of Airport Artwork You Must See

Ahhh, the holidays are right around the corner! Thanksgiving is coming up before you even know it, and we’re sure many of you have a great bundle of laughs, presents, and sheer joy to look forward to this December. Some of you are spending the holidays visiting extended family you haven’t seen in some time, while others are venturing out to warm, sandy beaches, ready to escape the chilly weather for a week. But before you can embrace all your relatives or enjoy that piña colada under the warm tropical sun with your loved ones, there may be one large hump to overcome.  

Thats right – flight delays and layovers at the airport.

None of us like them, but sometimes we must get through them before we can enjoy our time with friends and family. But, guess what – airports can actually be some of the most interesting places you’ve ever visited! In fact, one special thing about them is that they are a hub for unique and gorgeous pieces of artwork. Of course, when you’re in a rush you might not a get a chance to examine them. But if you’re facing a layover, what’s to stop you? If you’re a fan of art, or simply bored and looking for something to do, here are some of the most famous pieces of airport artwork that you just have to get up and admire during your never-ending layover!

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5 Times Where You Should Offer Group Travel Insurance to Your Clients

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You’re a broker or a travel agent, and a client has just come to you saying they need travel insurance. Sounds like a pretty routine day for those of you who work with insurance on a regular basis, right? But here’s the thing: your client is telling you they need a travel insurance policy that covers a whole bunch of people traveling with them; They’re not just purchasing this policy for themselves and a few family members or friends. They’re looking for a policy that’s going to cover them and a large number of other people, usually for a one-off trip or something that may not be consistently occurring. What they need is group travel insurance.

Well, if you’re a novice broker or travel agent, or you simply have never come across such a situation, you may not know who the right people to sell group travel insurance plans are. Are they someone organizing a business trip? Are they a tour operator? The fact of the matter is, group travel insurance may be the right choice for many different groups that are traveling. So what are some common examples of groups that utilize group travel insurance? Let’s find out:

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