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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10 Important Items for Your Vacation Safety Checklist

By: Jessica Thiefels

image from exchange.aaa.comYou feel at ease on vacation—and you should—but that doesn’t mean you should completely let your guard down. Unpredictable circumstances can still happen while on vacation, from sickness and car problems to having a lost or stolen passport or getting injured.

While you can’t predict what will go wrong, you can prepare by taking these ten safety items with you.

 

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6 Do’s and Don’ts of Filing a Travel Insurance Claim

image from blog.ingleinternational.comTravel can be a blessing. Whether you’re simply taking a road trip across the state border, or catching a flight across the globe, it’s an opportunity to expand your horizons beyond your day-to-day routine at work and home. In the best of circumstances, you’ll get the chance to live life a little differently than you’re used to, and go on new adventures while enjoying the thrill of being on vacation. 

Travel can also bring the unexpected, so it’s important to keep safety in mind at all times. This could mean having the right travel insurance benefits to make sure you get attention during emergency situations. If you do have travel insurance, that’s wonderful – you’ve got one step taken care of. Later on, if you need to file a travel insurance claim, you may have questions.  One in particular is:

How do I get the maximum benefits when I file a travel insurance claim?

So, we’ve developed a guide for you. Here are 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Filing a Travel Insurance Claim.

 

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Traveling to Southeast Asia This Year? Check Out These 4 Gorgeous Places of Worship!

According to a report that Google produced late last year, travel trends have recently been shifting. People are starting to favor adventure-based vacation ideas over luxury-based vacations. Vacation spots which were once considered the norm among American tourists, such as Paris, France, and Cancun, Mexico, although still common, are being replaced with fresh new spots in a completely different part of the world: Southeast Asia. Travel to this Southeastern Asian countries has risen recently, and is expected to keep booming, especially into 2025.

As a very culturally rich and diverse area of the world, it only made sense to focus today’s blog topic on some of the gorgeous temples, churches, mosques, and other places of worship that really showcase the cultural diversity of South Asia. Regardless of whether you’re a religious individual or not, each of these places is still a breathtaking sight for pictures and can tell you an enriching story about the area’s cultural history.

So, without further ado, here are 4 gorgeous houses of worship you absolutely must check out if you’re visiting Southeast Asia anytime soon!

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Are You Selling Travel Insurance? Check Out These 5 FAQs Regarding Travel Insurance

image from media.licdn.comAs someone who’s selling travel insurance, whether you’re a seasoned insurance broker, or perhaps a tour operator who newly implemented travel insurance into their product offering, you’ve all probably been bombarded with some of the same questions over and over. Whether customers need a 411 from the very get-go explaining the many uses of travel insurance, or need insight into something a bit more particular, it might help to have a handy guide that you can study and follow. What are these frequently asked questions? Let’s begin!

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