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Travel Insured Shows the Importance of Travel Assistance Services

by Erin Weiland | Jul 23, 2014
East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - One of the most often overlooked benefits within Travel Insured International’s Worldwide Trip Protector products are the 24/7 Travel Assistance Services. Many travelers may have been lead to believe that travel insurance and travel assistance services are the same, but they are in fact two separate types of travel protection coverage. The difference between the two is that travel assistance services provide 24/7 immediate support in case an emergency occurs during a trip, and travel insurance provides reimbursement for specific losses that occurred during the trip, once the trip is over.

Travel assistance services provide help with disruptions including medical evacuation, medically necessary repatriation, medical or legal referrals, inoculation information, hospital admission guarantee, translation service, lost baggage retrieval, passport/visa information, emergency cash advances, bail bond, prescription drug/eyeglass replacement, ID theft resolution service, concierge service, and political and natural disaster evacuation. Travel Insured International, a leading travel insurance company, wants to remind travelers the importance of investing in travel coverage and the perks that come along with the investment. The following are a few examples of some real life travel scenarios where 24/7 assistance services can save the day.

Case 1:

A group of friends was traveling through Italy when a stranger sprinted around a corner knocking into the group and pushing a few of the travelers to the ground. A second stranger dashed to the scene where he swiped three of their bags and runs away too quickly too be caught. This left the robbed travelers without their credit and debit cards, cash, and IDs in foreign country.

Travel assistance services helped the travelers by contacting their family members to have them transfer money, as well as helped them replace their passport by telling them where they needed to visit to receive a new one immediately.

Case 2:

A traveler was on a hiking trip in Spain where he accidentally tripped and fell. While he was lucky enough not to get injured, his glasses flew from his face, breaking them in half.

Prescription Drug/Eyeglass Replacement included with travel assistance services were able to assist him in finding a quality eye doctor and pharmacy closest to his destination so he could receive new glasses that day.

Case 3:

A traveler just finished her last meeting on a business trip in Taiwan and was checking out of the hotel before her flight, when she realized she was being charged more than the original rate she had been given for her week long stay. She attempted to explain the confusion to the hotel staff but they were experiencing a language barrier.

Language Translation Services included in the assistance services saved the day by providing an interpreter who stayed on the phone line with them until the billing situation was worked out and she was able to get to her flight home on time.

Full details for all of the services listed above and additional Assistance Services are provided in the Certificate of Insurance after purchasing a policy. It is important to remember these added benefits that many travelers may overlook! Visit for more details.

About Travel Insured:

Travel Insured International is one of the largest privately held travel protection companies in the US, and preferred supplier to over 5,000 travel agents, travel consortiums and wholesalers in the US and abroad. As a former division of the Travelers up until 1994, and originator of travel insurance in the US, you can say that the “travel protection” blood lines run deep. Travel Insured International’s customer claims operation has significant expertise in both domestic and international claims administration.

Travel Insured International
52-S Oakland Ave.
E. Hartford, CT 06128-0568

This website contains highlights of the plans developed by Travel Insured International, which include travel insurance coverages underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, Principal Office located in Morristown, New Jersey, under form series T7000 et al, T210 et al and TP-401 et al, and non-insurance Travel Assistance Services provided by C&F Services and for WTP Cruise only, AwayCare and Blue Ribbon Bags. The terms of insurance coverages in the plans may vary by jurisdiction and not all insurance coverages are available in all jurisdictions. Insurance coverages in these plans are subject to terms, limitations and exclusions including an exclusion for pre-existing medical conditions. In most states, your travel retailer is not a licensed insurance producer/agent, and is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the terms, benefits, exclusions and conditions of the insurance offered or to evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. Your travel retailer may be compensated for the purchase of a plan and may provide general information about the plans offered, including a description of the coverage and price. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from your travel retailer. CA DOI toll free number is 800-927-4357. The cost of your plan is for the entire plan, which consists of both insurance and non-insurance components. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured International. P.O. Box 6503, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 855-752-8303; [email protected]; California license #0I13223. While Travel Insured International markets the travel insurance in these plans on behalf of USF, non-insurance components of the plans were added to the plans by Travel Insured and Travel Insured does not receive compensation from USF for providing the non-insurance components of the plans.