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3 Ways Having No Travel Insurance is Similar to Gambling

How often would you risk losing your money to gambling?

445250_72459756Gambling is an activity that is still viewed by many members of society as taboo, and dangerous even. Sure, the act of throwing down a few bills on occasion for a game of Roulette is pretty commonplace in today’s society. Nonetheless, we always get a little nervous when we ourselves, or one of our loved ones, puts down a bet - whether that bet is $20 or $2,000. Gambling has also been known to ruin peoples’ lives and plans, as was seen with medical school student, Philip Markoff, who lost it all from gambling – a promising career, a loving fiancée, and the support of his family. So it makes sense why gambling gets people’s blood pressure rising. However, when we think about purchasing a travel insurance policy, we never tend to make the same connection. Sure, there aren’t any psychological addictions associated with not having trip insurance. But have you ever considered how, by not having insurance, you’re playing with fire similar to a gambler? If you’re completely baffled right now, let us break it down for you with the 3 ways not having travel insurance is pretty similar to gambling at a casino.

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Want the FaceCradle travel pillow? Check out these 5 while you wait!

Are any of you excited about the FaceCradle Travel Pillow that has been going viral for the past week? This awesome pillow is already being dubbed the world’s best travel pillow, and it hasn’t even been launched yet! This pillow is getting so much buzz because it supposedly allows you to sleep five different ways, while letting you rest your whole head on it as if you were sleeping on an actual pillow. Passengers who have been part of the trial run say it has allowed them to get the best sleep they’ve ever received on an economy class flight. Unfortunately, this product isn’t expected to be completed until the end of September, which means, it’s likely the pillow won’t be released to the actual public until towards the end of the year. The good news, however, is there are other amazing travel pillow alternatives available while you wait. Here’s the list!

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No international student health insurance? Here are 3 steps to getting coverage

Did you know that 20% of college students in the U.S. don’t have health insurance?

Shutterstock_343220096Doesn’t seem too alarming at first glance. But if you really think about it, it’s a pretty scary fact. We’re looking at 1.7 million college students, including local and international students, who aren’t going to get international student health insurance coverage for a visit to the doctor’s office if they fall terribly ill or get injured. Whether it’s too much studying, too much partying, or a random accident that causes their bodies to give out or require treatment, those without insurance will have to pay for medical fees out-of-pocket. And guess what, if you’re an international student, your fees are even higher.

Are you concerned now?

No worries! If you are one of the international students who doesn’t have student health insurance right now, don’t sweat it. This situation is still fixable. With the school year just having started back up, here’s exactly what you can do to ensure you get insurance coverage sooner rather than later.

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3 “Cancel for Any Reason” Travel Insurance Tales That Will Make You LOL

By: Chaitanya Bala

The day started off like any other. I was sipping on a hot cup of my favorite saffron chai, chatting with my manager for a bit, discussing a few action items. Except on this particular day, I found myself scratching my head a lot. I was going through writer’s block. I had no idea what I was going to blog about. So I decided to move on to another task, hoping inspiration would eventually come to me. A while later, big Juan, one of our customer service reps, came around the corner with a huge grin on his face and started shaking his head as he grabbed some skittles out of my candy jar. Of course, I couldn’t resist asking him what was up. He started laughing, and made a remark about how some of his customers cancel their trips for the most outrageous of reasons. And that’s when it got me thinking – what are some of the wackiest reasons people cancel their trips using their Cancel for Any Reason travel insurance benefit? Since customer service reps obviously had access to the juicy details that we didn’t, I had Juan sit down and give me the best of the best. So here they are for you to enjoy: 3 trip insurance cancel for any reason stories which will have you rolling on the floor laughing!

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#Rio2016: 10 Tweets to Remember from the Summer Olympics 2016

With the Olympic Games in full swing, #Rio2016 has become one of the most popular hashtags you can find on Twitter right now. People are showing their love and support for their nation’s teams, tweeting about their favorite athletes, and hey, even poking a little fun at some of them. Athletes themselves are even shouting out to their own as they support each other in upcoming competitions. With so much Twitter activity around the much-anticipated event watched by fans all over the world, it would be impossible to get through all the tweets people have posted. Fortunately, however, we’re here to do the dirty work for you, and rummage through the endless tweets to find the ones that are absolutely priceless.

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