WARWICK, RI, April 14, 2010—Charitable relief and assistance groups are often among the first to respond when disaster strikes a community. From hurricanes like Katrina to earthquakes such as the ones in Haiti and Chile earlier this year, to the March floods in New England, the immediate reaction and aid provided by organized church and mission relief workers is critical, and so is protecting these first responders with group travel insurance from

“Protecting the organized groups of people dedicated to helping communities in the aftermath of a devastating event or other crisis situation is essential,” explains Jim Grace, President and CEO of “Travel insurance can protect a group’s well being with health and medical evacuation coverage and also protect your financial investment from unforeseen cancellations caused by weather, a family emergency, travel supplier default, and more.”

Group coverage is a cost effective choice of protection as groups of ten or more traveling to the same destination are eligible for group pricing. Additionally, group insurance typically provides broader protection and greater flexibility than multiple individual policies. For these reasons especially, most groups choose either a Group Travel Medical Policy or a Group Package Policy for insurance coverage.

Group Travel Medical Policies –Health insurance may not cover your group members in another country and some offer only partial coverage that could leave you liable for a big portion of the bill. Frequently our mission and church groups select Travel Medical Plans, which in addition to comprehensive medical coverage also provide emergency transportation to adequate medical facilities, or even back home.

Group Package Policies – If your group has a financial investment at risk, you might consider a Package Plan. All offer trip cancellation coverage, plus some amount of baggage, medical, dental, emergency evacuation, 24-hour traveler assistance, baggage delay, travel delay, and accidental death coverage. Some policies also have options for collision/damage coverage for rented cars and flight insurance, as well as Cancel For Any Reason riders. These plans can also be used for a variety of trip types, including cruises, group tours, house rentals, and many more.

Powered by our InsureMyGroup engine, has been helping groups find the right travel insurance since 2002. Our innovative travel insurance engine lets you price and compare group plans in real time, at your convenience. To learn more about protecting your church or mission group travels, visit or call 1-800-691-9159 to speak with a licensed, customer care representative.

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2010 marks the tenth anniversary of as the leading, consumer-oriented online travel insurance aggregator worldwide.  Featuring insurance comparisons from the top industry providers, is a unique, one-stop resource designed to meet consumers’ comprehensive travel insurance needs all in a secure environment. 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. is headquartered in Warwick, RI with additional offices and data centers in Connecticut and Oregon.


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