Planning to travel? Here’s why you need to insure your next trip

martin dm | E+ | Getty Images When Covid-19 hit early last year and most travel ground to halt worldwide, would-be vacationers scrambled to get refunds from hotels, airlines, cruise lines and other travel suppliers — or to file travel insurance claims for canceled trips. They often hit a wall on both fronts. Suppliers struggled, … Read more

Need for trip insurance amid pandemic is reshaping travel landscape

Saowakhon Brown | Time | Getty Images The ever-evolving Covid-19 pandemic is reshaping where Americans spend their travel dollars and how they protect that investment. That’s according to the latest findings from travel insurance firms and the industry experts that track them. Airfare comparison site Next Vacay said it analyzed Google searches about travel insurance … Read more

Information about At-Home COVID-19 Testing

Daily Log 5.17.2022 - City of Cambridge, MA

Here is some important information from the Cambridge Public Health Department on-home COVID-19 tests. Where to Get At-Home COVID-19 Testing You can now order three free rounds of at-home tests through the federal government. The tests are delivered through the mail. Each order now includes eight tests. Order here. You do not need to enter … Read more

How to insure your trip amid airline cancellations

NicolasMcComber | E+ | Getty Images Air travel continues to be disrupted this week by the national surge in Covid infections, and many worried Americans may be wondering whether or how to ensure — and insure — upcoming or planned trips. Some 2,221 flights nationwide were canceled Thursday alone, according to FlightAware website. That was … Read more

Enhancing Value in the COVID-19 Rebound

AJMC

Am J Manag Care. 2022;28(11):In Press _____ The delivery of low-value care poses a major challenge for the US health care system, leading to patient harm, worsening disparities, and wasteful spending, and potentially substituting for investments in high-value care.1 The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 led to a significant reduction of both … Read more

Here’s how travel insurance can help during the COVID-19 pandemic

Travelers make their way through Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. Melissa Melvin Rodriguez mrodriguez@charlotteobserver.com The travel industry was among the first to feel the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. After travel bans were implemented during the early stages of the outbreak, international tourist arrivals declined in 2020 … Read more

How Covid-19 Put a Magnifying Glass on Business Interruption Insurance

How Covid-19 Put a Magnifying Glass on Business Interruption Insurance

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As wildfires have raged in areas across the country like California and the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, it poses questions for the businesses that must close their doors and evacuate: If they’re not operating, how will they cover fixed expenses like rent or utilities? And what about … Read more

Long-Term, Short-Term Insurance Ombuds recovers over R400m in lodged disputes

Insured South Africans, whose claims are rejected by insurance companies, can file complaints with the two Ombudsmen depending on the nature of their dispute. FILE: The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance finalized a total of 10,879 formal complaints, with 43% of these related to motor vehicle disputes. Picture: thamkc/123rf.com JOHANNESBURG – The Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance … Read more

Four advantages of opting for a multi-year health insurance plan

Four advantages of opting for a multi-year health insurance plan

Health insurance has always been the neglected child in most households. The optimism bias, especially among Indians, is usually high and many believe nothing bad will ever happen to them or their loved ones. However, things changed when Covid-19 came knocking on our doors two years back. The pandemic shattered our bias as we saw … Read more

How to avoid getting duped by “worthless” travel insurance amid new threat of COVID cancellations

Holiday travel is expected to rebound this summer after two years of disruptions caused by the pandemic. But Americans heading overseas should be prepared for potential flight cancellations as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. To make matters worse, travelers may have more trouble getting their money back if they test positive. Airbnb, for example, said … Read more