Marla Osgood cancels her Princess cruise under the worst of circumstances: Her husband is dying of cancer. But the cruise line refuses to refund her vacation, citing its refund policy. Can I help? “Her husband has six weeks to live. Will Princess refund their cruise?”
Robert Hamilton was looking forward to his six-night stay in Colorado that he booked through VRBO and Turnkey Colorado. But he also knew that with his mother-in-law hospitalized, he probably should buy travel insurance just in case the unthinkable happened. It also led us to wonder if travel insurance always covers a pre-existing condition and the death of a loved one. “Does travel insurance cover a pre-existing condition and the death of a loved one?”
Pamela O’Meara narrowly escaped the pre-existing conditions trap.
Oh, you know the trap. It’s the one where your insurance company tells you the policy is no good because your medical condition existed before you bought the policy. Yeah, that one. “Insider tips for avoiding a pre-existing insurance trap”
James Hager and his wife are looking forward to a relaxing trip to Arizona after she finishes her treatment for a brain tumor. Unfortunately, before they can leave, they receive the troubling news that she needs further treatment. Can Delta provide some relief? “Delta’s spontaneous goodwill gesture is a welcome act of kindness”
When Jessica Kamzik’s father was diagnosed with stomach cancer last summer, there was no question about what she had to do. Dad’s prognosis was “grave” — the doctors said he probably wouldn’t make it to the holidays — and, “as any loving daughter would do, I immediately cancelled our vacation to stay closer to him,” she says.
Good thing she had travel insurance through Access America, she thought. At least she wouldn’t have to worry about losing the cost of her trip.
But she thought wrong.
“Why doesn’t travel insurance cover dad’s illness?”