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Eligible Michigan drivers will start seeing $400 refund checks starting this week. Here’s everything you need to know. Govt. Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s top insurance regulator said Monday that a $3 billion transfer of surplus funds from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to car insurers will be completed this week. The companies will have … Read more

Travel insurance is a must for cruise trips, experts say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Cruise line companies like Carnival are looking to make a big splash this year as they return to operations after a two-year break. The industry was shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the Carnival Spirit set sail, making it the first major cruise ship to depart from JaxPort in nearly … Read more

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

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

5 Quick & Easy Tips to Stretch Your Summer Travel Budget

TRAVEL & RECREATION — Many of the nation’s leading travel experts are predicting a surge in travel this summer. It’s no surprise that after months of restrictions, Americans are ready to set out on their next adventures. While popular destinations like Yosemite National Park are likely to be open and welcoming visitors, the uptick in … Read more

Going abroad? Your destination may require travel insurance

Chile requires visitors to furnish proof of insurance coverage for Covid-19 and related conditions. Pictured, capital city Santiago. Oleh_Slobodeniuk | E+ | Getty Images Are you planning a trip abroad? You may need to buy travel insurance to visit your destination country. Many countries had insurance requirements even before the pandemic. But about a dozen … Read more

Secure Your Trip With International Travel Insurance

Covid-19 has had a ripple effect on many different sectors including travel. The tourism industry faced the brunt of Covid-19 related lockdowns, forcing people to stay indoors and put their travel plans on hold. However, the long wait is now over. With travel restrictions easing up, and the successful coronavirus vaccination drive carried out across … 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

Viking Cruises reaches resolution with passenger after News 6 Investigation

UPDATE: Harvey Wasserman tells News 6 he has accepted an offer from Viking to refund his wife’s portion of the cruise. The company is also allowing him the option to transfer the cruise to someone else, according to Wasserman. Wasserman originally wanted to transfer the cruise to his step-daughter, but the company would not allow … Read more