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Travel Insured Donates Over $40k Gift to the Student Youth Foundation

by Kellyn Uhelsky | Sep 28, 2017

Travel Insured International showed its dedication to the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) by donating a gift of $40,848 to the Student Youth Foundation. The Student Youth Foundation provides financial assistance and travel experience programs that impact the lives of the next generation of global citizens. The SYTA Youth Foundation provides scholarships and financial aid for students and youth who would otherwise miss valuable educational travel experiences and group performance opportunities.

Kevin Herlihy, Travel Insured’s National Accounts Manager, along with Bud Geissler, National Group Sales Manager, attended the Student Youth Travel Association Conference that was held August 25th through the 29th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The check from Travel Insured was presented at the foundation luncheon on Sunday August 27th, 2017 to Bruce Rickert, Vice Chair of the SYTA Youth Foundation and Sheelagh Wylie, Chair of the SYTA Youth Foundation. 

“Being part of the Student Youth Travel Association has been a tremendous experience for both myself and Travel Insured. I am so proud to work for such a company that can make a major impact to the youth of America that can’t afford to experience the world,” expressed Herlihy.

Travel Insured International will continue to work to provide the SYTA – Student Youth Foundation with future donations for the 2017-2018 youth travel year. More information about The SYTA Youth Foundation, a 501C3 philanthropic organization, is found at

About Travel Insured:

Founded in 1994 by Peter Gehris, Travel Insured International is one of the leading travel insurance providers, offering the highest quality worldwide travel protection for over 20 years. Travel Insured maintains relationships with specialty travel providers and tour operators, as well as provides 24/7 customer assistance, every day of the year. In 2015, Travel Insured was acquired by Crum & Forster, whose parent company is Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. The financial strength and core values of the companies give Travel Insured the best position in the market to continue its commitment of helping travelers protect their travel plans to travel relaxed, travel secure, and travel insured.

Insurance benefits in the plans are subject to limitations and exclusions, including an exclusion for pre‑existing conditions.

The plans contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company, 305 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. United States Fire Insurance Company is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 21113. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company 2018. The plans also contain non‑insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization, and not by United States Fire Insurance Company or Travel Insured International. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Your travel retailer may not be licensed to sell insurance, and cannot answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of our plans. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured.