These travel insurance apps might rescue your summer vacation

If I’ve heard Linda Limberger’s question once, I’ve heard it a hundred times.

“I’m wondering if you could recommend trip insurance,” she asked. “Something that covers medical, cancellation and other things.”

Maybe there’s an app for that? Read more “These travel insurance apps might rescue your summer vacation”

What’s not covered by travel insurance?

If I’ve seen Claire Richardson’s question once, I’ve seen it a hundred times. Maybe even a thousand times. Read more “What’s not covered by travel insurance?”

We helped her find Travel Guard contacts and she found a happy ending

Ruth Martin did it herself — with a little help from our intrepid researchers. Read more “We helped her find Travel Guard contacts and she found a happy ending”

The control center was on fire, but Travel Guard still won’t pay

Chuck Chiarello’s bucket list vacation to Alaska got off to a false start when his flight was canceled. It ended on a wrong note when his travel insurance company refused to cover some of his expenses associated with the cancellation.
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Case dismissed: Travel Guard won’t cover canceled trip to Egypt

After the Middle East erupted in chaos earlier this year, Amber Ford decided to cancel her flight to Egypt. Good thing she’d bought insurance through Travel Guard, she thought. She’d be getting a full refund for the $2,500 she spent on her tickets.

Actually, no.

Even though her policy promised to cover “a terrorist incident in a city listed on the Insured’s itinerary within 30 days of the Insured’s scheduled arrival,” Travel Guard didn’t define the events surrounding Egypt’s regime change as terrorism.

“The events that took place in were quite frightening, and unforeseen,” says Ford. “After we filed a claim around the civil unrest and subsequent terrorist and riotous behavior, Travel Guard decided that this dangerous activity is no grounds to pay the claim.”

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