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When planning a trip, the last thing anyone wants to factor in is their plans getting delayed or, worse, cancelled. However, with so many factors impacting a trip that are completely out of a traveler’s control (from terrible weather to a family emergency) careful planning and bring your trip to an end before it even begins. This is where Trip Cancellation Insurance can come in handy to protect the insured financially should they need to cancel their trip for a covered reason. Most travel protection plans feature coverage for Trip Cancellation. In fact, this benefit is one of the main... Read more →


The American Bar Association Insurance Program is more than a set of product solutions. For this part of the #USIontheMove blog series, Travel Insurance Services sat down with USI Affinity’s Arielle E. to hear about her experience traveling in London. The year was 1776 when, as an American, my forefathers signed a letter and set out bravely into an unknown future -- one of independence from Great Britain and the royal crown. Seven years of conflict have been followed by 238 years of peace and friendship. Fast forward to today, tracing my country’s historical roots back to England is a... Read more →


As Women’s History Month comes to a close for 2019, it is a good time to reflect on both how far women have come and how far they go…alone. The rise of the solo female traveler is a somewhat recent phenomenon but one that steadily climbs. Solo travel has become increasingly popular. Mintel’s 2018 Solo Traveler Report showed that 17% of adults reported they took a vacation on their own within the last five years (15% were completely solo trips without a travel group). This shows a two percent increase in solo travel from the year before. Though it may... Read more →


St. Patrick’s Day celebrations take place all over the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. Here are our three top picks for celebrations, one of which takes you to the birthplace of the holiday: 1) ShamROCK Chicago 2019 — Chicago, Illinois The city of Chicago is well-known for its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and 2019 is shaping up to be no different. Every year, the city dyes the Chicago River green in honor of the holiday. This year, there is a series of events going on all through the month of March, from three different parades around the city (including the Downtown... Read more →


Chasing rainbows, searching for mythical leprechauns and pots of gold, counting the leaves on clovers— these are all images that come to mind when St. Patrick’s Day comes bounding in on an Irish jig. March 17th marks the green clad, Irish born holiday celebrated internationally with everything from green dyed rivers to parades touting river dancers. However, many of the commonplace ‘traditions’ upheld today are fairly recent developments when compared to the history of the holiday. St. Patrick of Ireland To understand St. Patrick’s Day, it is important to know the man behind the holiday. In the late fourth/early fifth... Read more →


This March, people across the nation will celebrate Women’s History Month--a month long celebration of the achievements and contributions of women throughout history across society. One does not have to look far to see the influence women have had in medicine, politics, technology, literature and nearly every industry or aspect of society. This month is a time of reflection as much as it is an opportunity to look beyond the glass ceiling and into the future for women. To further continue the social, economic, and professional growth of women, there are countless organizations, events and initiatives. Take a look at... Read more →


January 29th, marks the last Tuesday in January… and National Plan For Vacation Day. With the holiday season just out of sight in our rearview mirrors, the post-holiday slowdown is the perfect time to plan your vacation in the year ahead. But as you’re focused on hibernating and hitting the gym to burn those extra holiday calories, vacation time may be the furthest thing from your mind. In fact, vacation time seems to be the furthest thing from most Americans’ minds any time of year. Here are some facts that may give you the no-vacation blues: According to the U.S.... Read more →


Today, January 22nd, marks the 32nd day of the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history.1 While not all factions of the government have been halted, this partial shutdown, which began in late December, has seen approximately 800,000 federal workers not receive pay.2 Unfortunately, these government workers aren’t the only ones impacted—travelers flying both domestically and internationally have reported longer security lines and delays. Airport security and efficiency Two key groups essential to maintaining airport security and efficiency are currently not receiving funding or pay through the current partial shutdown: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and air traffic controllers. The functions... Read more →


As states continue to become compliant with the REAL ID Act, which sets universal, nation-wide standards for identification (i.e. driver’s licenses), there is still mounting confusion for companies and their corporate travelers over which enforcement deadlines to pay attention to. To break it down, there are two deadline types you should know about, and the latter is the most relevant for travelers. State Deadline 33 states and Washington, D.C. are already issuing licenses and identification cards that meet the new standards. The other 17 states and five U.S. territories have extensions which expire on October 10, 2018. Starting that day,... Read more →


For this part of the #USIontheMove blog series, we sat down with USI Affinity’s Arielle E. to hear about her experience traveling in Northern Ireland. Like so many places around this incredible world, it is hard to describe in full the emerald, earthen beauty of Ireland. The movie scenes and travel photos I had mooned over for years, I found, could never do justice for the wild sea of green and the rolling waves of ancient hills and valleys. For me, as for many Americans, setting foot in this unfamiliar place is more than just a holiday--it’s an adventure in... Read more →