The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting upheaval of travel plans across the globe has thrust travel insurance into the spotlight of late. Many travelers have been disappointed or surprised to learn that funds lost due to trips canceled because of this pandemic are not covered by the travel insurance plan they bought. As a broker, the American Bar Association Insurance Program works with many of the top carriers in the industry, we know the trends well and plans offered by other carriers. Pretty much industry-wide, travel insurance plans do not offer coverage for events like this pandemic. Travel insurance plans... Read more →

If you’re like many people (me included before I started working for a travel insurance brokerage), you buy travel insurance and immediately cover yourself in a nice cozy mental security blanket: “If something goes wrong before or during my trip, I’ll be reimbursed.” Well, it’s not quite that simple. Like all types of insurance – homeowners, auto, life, to name a few – there are limits to the coverage offered in travel insurance plans. As a travel insurance broker offering a variety of plans from many of the top carriers in the industry, we’re proud of the products we offer... Read more →

You know you need life insurance. At this point, you may have planned out what kind of policy is best for you and have calculated how much insurance your loved ones need to not only cover your final expenses but also to live without your income. The final question to answer is: who should you name as your beneficiary? A beneficiary is the individual or individuals who will receive your death benefit after you pass on. Though it may seem like an easy decision, it is certainly a part of the life insurance process worth taking the time to consider... Read more →

Since early March, many states across the U.S. have introduced various levels of social distancing protocols in order to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. With at least another month ahead of isolation, you may be dreaming of the next time you can leave your home (beyond a trip for essential goods) – especially if it is for a vacation. So, why not get a jump start on planning now? Here are travel planning and dreaming activities you can do from the comfort of your home: Create an inspiration board Now is the best time to seek travel... Read more →

As of the total number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more and more businesses have closed their doors and sent their employees home to work. Many people may be finding it difficult to stay stuck inside during self-quarantine. We have compiled a short list here of ideas to help you make the most of your time at home. Productivity at Home Stay productive at home with these ideas! Read a Book: How often in your busy life do you have the opportunity to read that book that has... Read more →

March 8th marks International Women’s Day 2020 - a day dedicated to the celebration, remembrance and recognition of women across industry, racial and national lines. This annual holiday, surrounded by Women’s History Month, recognizes women’s contributions to society as a whole as well as the barriers still before them all over the world. This year’s celebration is particularly special as 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States. According to researched displayed in the Library of Congress’ commemorative exhibit “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight... Read more →