US-based travel insurance provider Travel Insured International (Travel Insured) launched a new travel insurance option for group and student travel protection in April. The updated programme is intended to provide coverage for the health, safety and travel costs of clients travelling in groups, and offers options for medical coverage and trip cancellation, as well as an available pre-existing waiver.
Travel Insured’s group options are non-age based, and include primary medical coverage to ensure that unexpected medical emergencies do not leave customers out of pocket. Bob Cook of Go Travel, one of the websites selling the policy, commented: “This plan allows us to provide items not covered by cruise line or tour operator insurance such as pre and post[-holiday] hotels, airfare, tours and registration fees for seminars.” He also praised the policy’s simplicity, saying that it ‘includes a nice profit margin, not just a lousy 10 per cent of $59.00’.
Travel Insured also offers a Deluxe Plan, which includes the option to cancel travel for any reason. Online enrolment is available for any group policy.