A TRAVEL INSURANCE UPDATE FROM INSUREMYTRIP.COM Today’s Global Security Alerts Raise Questions and Concerns From Travelers

Warwick, RI, August 10, 2006— A successful effort by British authorities to thwart a terrorist plot originating from a major international aviation hub today, has significantly impacted travelers worldwide.  As several leading airlines post canceled and delayed flights, many stranded passengers want to know “does my travel insurance cover this?”.

“If you have travel insurance check the terms and conditions of your policy or contact your insurance provider immediately,” says Jim Grace,  President of InsureMyTrip.com. They can thoroughly explain your benefits and provide important travel assistance services such as flight re-booking, contacting home, etc. If you purchased your policy from InsureMyTrip.com, you can also contact us directly at www.insuremytrip.com, to review and confirm your policy details.

Trip Cancellation Package Policies are the most commonly purchased insurance plans because they offer the broadest protection in these circumstances including coverage for trip delays, interruption and cancellation. We are pleased to report that most major travel insurance providers are currently providing benefits specific to travel delays resulting from today’s events including, unexpected expenses for overnight hotel accommodations, meals, phone calls, and transportation.

“Today’s events also have many travelers concerned for the security of future trips,” continues Grace, “particularly in light of the raised national threat levels; Red for commercial flights originating in the United Kingdom bound for the U.S., and Orange for all commercial aviation operating in or destined for the U.S.  It is important to know that this  is not a covered event for trip cancellation or interruption, only travel delay  is covered at this time.“

For travelers who want the freedom to choose to travel, or believe they may need to cancel their travels for reasons not otherwise covered, two insurance companies, M.H.Ross and TravelSafe offer a “Cancel For Any Reason” provisional option. “Cancel For Any Reason” covers 75% of the non-refundable trip cost. Cover requires that:

  • The plan be purchased within 15 days of trip deposit;
  • “Cancel For Any Reason” option must be selected by the purchaser;
  • All pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs are insured;
  • Your trip is canceled two (2) or more days before the departure date.

To learn more about the protection plans that best suit your travel needs, visit InsureMyTrip.com on-line or call (800) 487-4722 to speak with one of InsureMyTrip’s expert travel insurance professionals. Customer service representatives are available seven days a week, M-F 9 A.M.-9 P.M. & Sat.-Sun. 9 A.M.-5 P.M. ET.

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Established in 2000, InsureMyTrip.com is the leading, consumer-oriented on-line travel insurance aggregator worldwide.  Featuring insurance comparisons from the top industry providers, InsureMyTrip.com is a unique, one-stop resource designed to meet consumers’ comprehensive travel insurance needs all in a secure environment. InsureMyTrip.com also specializes in providing integrated technology solutions for the travel insurance industry, with over 2,000 private-labeled and co-branded travel-related websites around the globe. InsureMyTrip.com is headquartered in Warwick, RI with additional offices and data centers in Connecticut and Oregon.


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