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Travel Insurance Helps You Hit the Road With Confidence

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Robert Gallagher

Chief Operating Officer, AIG Travel

Do you know all that travel insurance can offer? Today, broad offerings help ensure your peace of mind while traveling in the country or overseas.

While many people don’t think twice about purchasing insurance for their cars, homes and even mobile phones, they often decline to protect their trip investment with a travel insurance plan.

Understand the options

This is partially due to misunderstandings about travel insurance plans, which can include a variety of features, such as:

  • Travel assistance — flight and hotel re-bookings, lost baggage search and assistance with stolen luggage replacement
  • Emergency medical assistance —physician/hospital/dental/vision referrals, medical evacuation support, prescription replacement assistance
  • Security assistance — security evacuation assistance, crisis management support, safety advisories, incident alerts

Expect the unexpected

Regardless of the destination, unforeseen events can happen. Not only does travel insurance help people travel with confidence, while enjoying financial protection and logistical support, many plans also include 24/7 assistance and concierge services. Travel insurance is an investment that helps cover travelers in the event of risks ranging from minor inconveniences, such as losing a passport, to major medical issues.

Robert Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer, AIG Travel, [email protected]

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