Clicking the “buy insurance” button when buying an online ticket most likely will offer only very basic coverage. This may be fine if your trip doesn’t cost much and if your itinerary is not a complicated one. But if you have multiple stops over a longer period of time with expensive hotel reservations, you may want to consider Trip Cancellation insurance.
Britain’s health care system may offer “free” health care for its citizens, but most don’t see the hidden costs of such a system.
Accidental death and dismemberment insurance is an important type of insurance coverage for international employees, travelers, and expatriates. Let’s first read Sara’s story to discover more about accidental death & dismemberment insurance, or AD&D. Sara was a bright, talented young woman with a vibrant spirit. During her junior year at Georgetown University, she decided to […]
Answering Your Travel Insurance and Residency Questions You’re shopping for a travel insurance plan, but you’re confused about how your decision could be impacted by the place where you live, your citizenship status, and your travel destination. You’re not alone. We have received many questions from clients about how their country of residence and country […]
Globe Hopper travel insurance for those over 65 (with no maximum age limit) Good Neighbor Insurance has always had some of the best travel insurance plans for seniors. Now we are happy to announce a new plan from IMG: Globe Hopper travel insurance for those over 65 including a unique “NON-MEDICAL EMERGENCY EVACUATION option that we […]
Since domestic health insurance policies won’t cover you when you leave the country, smart travelers buy a travel insurance policy to protect them while they’re away from home. But there are always a few travelers who would rather take a chance that nothing will happen than to pay another insurance premium. Maybe you know someone […]
Individual Kidnap and Ransom international insurance option provided by Good Neighbor Insurance – Good Neighbor Insurance wants to highlight to our clients the importance of Kidnap and Ransom international insurance especially in volatile countries such as Venezuela and Turkey. Below is a part of an article from one of our international insurance carriers (Hiscox) that […]
No breathalyzer test could mean your local medical insurance will not cover you. Yes, this is a sad and true story. Read the fine print! Yes, the big print giveth and the little print taketh away. This is one of the reasons why it is important to have travel insurance and expat medical insurance based […]
Travel insurance is a must, as Hotchkiss School realized. Americans, in general, do not realize the importance of travel medical insurance when they leave the U.S. This blog article is not just about ticks. But also about the need to have travel medical insurance. Organizations must minimize their liability footprint when they send people overseas on […]
Emergency evacuation is often the most expensive part of the bill if you are hurt overseas and is often considered the most important part of any emergency travel health insurance. As a layperson, I’ve been learning that it is much more than a simple helicopter coming to get you and taking you to the […]
Return of Mortal Remains/ Repatriation of Remains explained: The Return or Repatriation of Remains benefit included in all of our travel insurance plans is designed to cover the costs associated with returning your body to your home country if you were to pass away. Plus, some things you can do to make things easier if […]
Natural disasters during your overseas trip can cause havoc to your travels in more ways than one. Then add the financial loss you may face due to change your itinerary or extra cost for medical and evacuation care for you and your family. This year, 2016, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlantic hurricane […]
The importance of travel insurance: when things go wrong is something we never want to think about. Vacations are supposed to be wonderful times with family and friends. Vacations are supposed to be exciting times. Sadly, life throws us curve balls. Even bad things happen to good people, even on vacations. What happens when the […]
Our owner recently said, “I hate insurance” in a training meeting for our staff. He also said “I don’t think I’m unique in feeling that way.” Since we offer travel insurance and overseas medical insurance for those working and living abroad, it got my attention. After he said “I hate insurance”, I furiously wrote down […]
ERISA Compliance FAQs What is an ERISA Plan? The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for employee benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers. ERISA includes requirements for both retirement plans (for example, 401(k) plans) and welfare benefit plans (for example, group health plans). ERISA has […]