WARWICK, RI, April 8, 2009—Mother Nature can be a powerful force to reckon with as witnessed by recent snowstorms and severe flooding in the Midwest, volcanic eruptions in Alaska, and the devastating earthquake in Italy. While predicting the occurrence of such disasters is not always possible, you can prepare for the worst with some advance planning and travel insurance protection that best meets your needs.
“Travel insurance provides undeniable peace of mind protection, but more importantly, it also provides consumers very real personal and financial protection if things go wrong,” says Jim Grace, President and CEO of InsureMyTrip.com. “The key is to plan ahead as trip cancellation and interruption protection is based on the occurrence of unforeseen events. This means you need to purchase travel insurance coverage before a natural disaster occurs or is predicted, that might affect your home or a part of your itinerary.”
Travelers also need to know that not all policies are created equally. “Coverage for weather-related trip cancellations and interruptions differs by insurance company and plan,” explains Grace. The covered cancellation reasons can include:
- Weather Cancellation: when common carriers such as airlines and cruise lines stop travel to a particular destination due to weather
- Destination made Uninhabitable: if your hotel, resort, or vacation rental is devastated by a storm or natural disaster
- Primary Residence made Uninhabitable: your own home sustains destructive storm damage
- Cancel For Any Reason– an optional benefit that allows you to choose whether or not to cancel.
To learn more about the protection plans that best suit your travel needs, visit InsureMyTrip.com online or call (800) 487-4722 to speak with a licensed travel insurance professional. Whether you simply need one question answered or want step-by-step help in selecting a travel insurance policy, InsureMyTrip’s expert Customer Care representatives are waiting for your call.
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Established in 2000, InsureMyTrip.com is the leading, consumer-oriented online 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.