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Are TSA Delays Covered Under Your Travel Insurance?

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Probably everyone who frequently travels has dealt with some type of travel delay. With the increasingly stringent TSA requirements, one of the slowest steps in making it to your flight is having to wait in security checkpoint lines. These lines can take quite some time, especially if you are headed to a foreign country. It’s not an unusual circumstance to miss a flight because of a TSA delay or suddenly finding yourself unable to get on another flight because it’s already full.

So, you might be wondering whether such a delay will be covered under your travel insurance policy, assuming you purchased one. Unfortunately, a delay in your trip due to the TSA security check will not be covered by your insurance. A delay because of a mechanical breakdown in the aircraft? Yes, it’s covered. A hurricane that prevents or affects travel? It’s possible. To know exactly what’s covered, make sure you thoroughly read your policy coverage or contact our excellent customer service team who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

TSA delays do not fall under what the travel insurance industry calls “peril coverage” as there is nothing perilous about it. If you’re concerned about running into such a situation the next time you plan a long flight, the best way to avoid such delays is to arrive at the airport early and with plenty of time so you have more than enough time should unforeseen TSA circumstances arise or get TSA Pre and use the shorter lines at the airports. (This is a serious time saver especially if you travel frequently.)

Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types around the world. We offer a variety of travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. 

Our company mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products which offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com

By Emily Glen at 22 Oct 2018

Staying in a Rental Property While Traveling

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Travelers seeking an experience that mimics the feel of being a local are more often than not ditching hotels in favor of renting another person’s home. (Hence homestay mega-giant, Airbnb). While this can make for a unique experience, there are personal safety issues to keep in mind while renting a home in a foreign place.

For starters, make sure you thoroughly read the contract so that you know exactly what is included and excluded. For example, the contract may stipulate that you will lose any deposit you’ve put down if you don’t clean up after yourself. Before signing anything, make sure that the host is legally able to rent out the home. In today’s age where websites like Airbnb attract thousands of users, there have been many legal situations involving property owners and travelers. Ask for documentation; if the person is reputable they will have nothing to hide and will be glad to give you proof.

Any payments and communications should be done via the rental company website instead of directly with the property owner. This will add another level of security and significantly reduce the odds of fraud or your identity and credit card information being stolen.

Another very important aspect to look at is the number of ratings a host has, as well as how high the host’s rating is. You should never stay with anyone that has less than about 20 reviews, just to stay safe. Many hosts come and go very fast just trying to make a quick buck, so make sure you are staying with a reputable host who other people have trusted and left reviews on.

The home you’ll be renting will likely have security measures in place like an alarm and the standard door locks. As you would when visiting any foreign place, use common sense and proper judgement. Keep your valuables at home, thoroughly inspect the references and be aware of your surroundings. If it feels sketchy or unsafe, have a backup plan. This is also a helpful step should the host be a no-show.

Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types around the world. We offer a variety of travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products which offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com

By Emily Glen at 11 Oct 2018

Travel Insurance During Hurricane Season

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This year's hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2018 and will end on November 20, 2018. That is half of an entire year that could potentially bring storms to the US, however, usually, August and September are the most active months. Hurricanes typically affect the Atlantic region, many countries in the Caribbean and southern states like Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas. 

If you will be traveling to any of these destinations during this hurricane season, travel insurance is not only a good idea, but an essential part of your travel plans. We have multiple plans that can cover you this hurricane season. 

To be eligible to be covered for a hurricane that will affect your travel plans, you MUST have purchased the travel insurance BEFORE that specific hurricane was named. Once it is named, it is already a foreseeable event and you will not be able to have any hurricane-related coverage. You could still purchase travel medical insurance to cover you while on your trip, but any kind of trip protection/cancellation coverage because of the hurricane will not work.

Our Safe Travels Single Trip plan would be optimal for trip cancellation coverage due to an unforeseen hurricane. 

Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types around the world. We offer a variety of travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products which offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com

By Emily Glen at 7 Aug 2018

Industry Leading Insurance for Travelers Around the World

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Here at Trawick International, we are proud to offer not one, but two travel insurance plans catered to Non-US Citizens traveling outside of their home country. Our Safe Travels USA Trip Protection and Safe Travels Multinational provide comprehensive coverage for financial reimbursement due to trip cancellation, interruption, trip delay in situations arising from conditions such as illness or bad weather and baggage loss and/or delay; medical insurance and medical evacuation for illnesses and injuries incurred while traveling; and emergency evacuation in the event of political unrest or natural disaster. These plans are ideal for anyone up to the age of 79 traveling on cruises, vacations, family trips, business trips, or general travel from 5 days up to 180 days. A pre-existing medical condition waiver is provided when the plans are purchased within 30 days of the final trip payment.

Safe Travels USA Trip Protection is for travelers whose trip itinerary includes countries outside of their home country, in addition to the USA. To view all of the benefits and additional coverage options for our Safe Travels USA Trip Protection insurance plan, please visit our website at https://www.trawickinternational.com/products/safe-travels-usa-trip-protection

Safe Travels Multinational is for travelers who are visiting countries outside of their home country, but NOT the USA. To view all of the benefits and additional coverage options for our Safe Travels Multinational travel insurance plan, please visit our website at https://www.trawickinternational.com/products/safe-travels-multinational-trip-protection

Both of these plans have additional coverage options that include an Emergency Accident & Sickness Medical Expense upgrade up to $1,000,000, Accidental Death and Dismemberment upgrade of up to $500,000, Athletic Sports Coverage (some sports are covered-see list on our site) and Home Country/Follow Me Home Coverage up to 60 days-prorated.

“There are very few, if any, US based Trip Cancellation plans for Travelers outside the US coming here to visit or traveling to any other country. There are even fewer plans that allow you to choose your medical coverage amount or that will cover you for more than 90 days. Our Trawick Safe Travels USA and Multinational Trip Protection plans do just that”, said Curt Carlson, Senior Vice President.

“The Emergency Accident and Sickness Medical expense benefit ranges from $50,000 to $1,000,000 and the ability to cover yourself for up to 180 days! Some Visitors to the US need minimal Trip Cancellation Coverage but a lot of Medical coverage while visiting the States. Our Safe Travels USA and Multinational Trip Protection plans provide what you need to protect you and your family for the high cost of the unexpected,” said Carlson.

We appreciate our valued partners who offer these plans to their international clients. Trawick International is proud to play a role that strengthens agent’s global business and increases their customer base. We make it a priority to provide the best service, not only to the agents, but to their clients as well.

Patena See, Vice President of Channel Development said, “As a global insurance provider, we are able to provide travel protection insurance for travelers all over the world. This is something many U.S. travel agencies and tour operators with a global client base have struggled to find a solution for as travel industry regulations have changed.  Trawick International’s travel protection is the solution to filling that gap for these companies. They can now offer travel protection to all of their clients not just some. This provides peace of mind to all parties involved in the travel planning process.”

Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types around the world. We offer a variety of travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products which offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com

By Emily Glen at 24 Jul 2018

Travel Insurance for the Most Extreme Travelers

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Trawick International has teamed up with DOGTAG® to offer travel insurance for adventure sport travelers to cover more than 500 different sports and activities.

DOGTAG® has been providing travel insurance to adventurers in the United Kingdom since 1999. Having a team full of adventure travelers, they understand what is needed out of a travel insurance company such as affordability, 24/7 emergency assistance services and coverage on even the most extreme sports. DOGTAG® was founded because one insurance did not cover all of the necessary sports for adventure travel. DOGTAG® proudly covers over 500 different sports and activities.

Trawick International has stepped in to bridge the gap for United States customers. Residents of the United States will now be able to purchase DOGTAG® travel insurance through http://www.dogtag.com when traveling 100 miles or more from home and will be covered for accidents 24/7 during their trip.

In addition to travel insurance protection for almost every sport imaginable, travelers will also receive a personalized stainless steel dogtag that carries their name and unique DOGTAG® identity number, so carrying around paperwork is unnecessary. The dogtag also has DOGTAG®’s 24/7 Emergency Assistance contact details and access to the travelers own vital emergency information, in case of a misadventure.

Trawick International offers four DOGTAG® branded plans that are available for US customers. These plans range from the most basic level of coverage to the most extreme, covering sports such as parasailing, BMX racing, ice diving and many more. For a list of all covered sports, please visit https://www.dogtag.com/sports/ .

With rates ranging from $99 to $219 for trips up to 30 days and $241 to $495 for trips up to 180 days, you will not find a comparable insurance plan for adventure travel.

“From the Everglades to Everest and everything in between, one plan will offer coverage for 500+ sports and peace of mind during your travels. DOGTAG® is your most important piece of equipment for your next adventure,” said Curt Carlson, Trawick International Senior Vice President.

“If you’re an adventure enthusiast like I am then you know how difficult it can be to find a quality insurance plan that specifically names your sport. DOGTAG® does that and so much more. With trip cancellation, search and rescue and sports equipment coverage all included, there is no need to look any further for a better adventure travel insurance plan.”

By Emily Glen at 9 Apr 2018
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