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Zika Virus Concern Boosts Travel Insurance Sales: Reuters

Travel insurance sales for trips to Latin America have surged as vacationers consider scrapping their plans to avoid the rapidly spreading Zika virus, one of the top U.S. providers, RoamRight, told Reuters on Monday. The Maryland-based company, part of insurer …

Terrorist Activity Boosts Interest in Travel Insurance

There has been a rise in demand for travel insurance due to recent terrorist attacks, according to an online seller of the coverage. Travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip said that since the attacks occurred in France on Nov. 13, the …

Beazley Launches Business Travel Insurance in Australia

Specialist insurer Beazley has launched its first international business travel insurance product in the Australian market. Beazley Corporate Travel Insurance will be offered to Australian brokers and coverholders. Beazley Corporate Travel Insurance provides specialist cover for business travelers, such as overseas …

ACE Forms Travel Insurance Partnership with Transavia Airlines

ACE Group has signed a partnership agreement with Transavia to provide the airline’s customers with travel and flight cancellation insurance cover. Transavia, based in The Netherlands, is a member of the Air France KLM Group, and provides scheduled and charter …

ACE Appoints Fedarb as Head of Travel Insurance for Eurasia and Africa

ACE Group today announced the appointment of David Fedarb to the new role of head of travel insurance for Eurasia and Africa, as it expands its insurance capabilities in a region experiencing rapid growth of international travel. Eurasia and Africa …

ACE Expands Travel Coverage for Religious, Educational Institutions

ACE Group has expanded its web-based portal to provide coverage for U.S.-based religious organizations and educational institutions, whose employees, students and volunteers travel internationally. The portal, www.ACEAdvantage.NET, provides a streamlined process for rating, quoting, binding, and issuing of the ACE …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Enters Travel Insurance Business

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, part of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, has launched the first product in its new travel-insurance line designed for travelers, travel agencies, tour operators and travel suppliers called AirCare. AirCare is a fixed-benefit flight protection coverage available …

ACE Expands Coverage for Educators, Students Traveling Abroad

The ACE Group has expanded its International Advantage insurance product to offer enhanced coverages for higher education clients whose employees, students and volunteers travel internationally. According to The National Center for Education Statistics, there are nearly 5,000 degree-granting institutions in …

Travel Insurance Lawsuit Arising From Death in Aruba Dropped

An American Express subsidiary is dropping its complaint against a Maryland man jailed for months in the presumed death of his traveling companion in Aruba. AMEX Assurance Company sued Gary Giordano of Gaithersburg to void a travel insurance policy he …

ACE International Expands Travel Risk Coverage to Renewable Energy Industry

ACE Commercial Risk Services, the U.S.-based small business insurance division of the ACE Group, has added additional capability enhancements to its portal www.ACEAdvantage.NET, the Internet-based rating system of its ACE International Advantage® division. The portal now includes international trip/travel coverage …