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Here’s why the $2,573 Canadians spend on vacations should include travel insurance

With March Break just around the corner, Alliance Global Assistance Canada is sounding the alarm for vacationers who travel without insurance. Because that broken ankle on a Florida vacation, resulting in hospital bills and other costs adding up to US$45,000, isn’t going to pay for itself.
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Air Canada seeks finance ministry approval to form insurance firm

Air Canada is seeking finance ministry approval to form its own life insurance company as a gateway to the annuities market and a hedge against looming pension payouts.
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Travel Guard’s new app lets you customize insurance period down to the hour

You can do anything with your iPhone these, days, including purchasing travel insurance.
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High-risk activities onboard cruise ships may not be covered with standard travel insurance

Cruise vacation clients look to travel insurance to protect themselves, however they may not realize that participating in certain activities – like rock-climbing and surfing – while onboard the ship can lead to a claim denial.
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Download Allianz’s free app to help manage emergencies abroad

Allianz Global Assistance Canada has unveiled a new app that makes travel emergencies more manageable and less of a headache.
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The importance of travel insurance highlighted after Vegas attack leaves costly wake for uninsured Canadian victims

Hudson Mack says he doesn't know the cost of his Victoria-based son's intensive medical care after being shot Sunday at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, only that he's sure it's already "catastrophic."
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ACV extends free StormGuard to May 31

Air Canada Vacations has extended its free StormGuard protection to May 31.
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Terrorism insurance coverage has quadrupled in just three years

In what can be regarded as a sign of the times, a travel insurance comparison site has reported that the number of travel insurance policies purchased with Terrorism coverage has reached an all-time high.
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Zurich a “top 3” travel insurance provider with Cover-More acquisition

Zurich Insurance Group has successfully acquired Cover-More Group Limited, a leading travel insurance and assistance solutions provider based in Sydney.
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PassportCard wants to shake up the travel insurance industry, from the inside

PassportCard aims to “revolutionize the way the customer experiences how their claim is managed,” says PassportCard’s Gary Andrews.
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