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Travel Insurance Hardly Worth It: Consumer Group

It's easy for firms to reject claims: National Consumers League

(Newser) - Traveling for the holidays? You might want to think twice before buying that travel insurance policy, says the National Consumers League. The group finds that insurers have little trouble saying no to claims, thanks to the plentiful exceptions in their policies, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The unfortunate reality... More »

Aruba Suspect Tried to Redeem Insurance Policy

Gary Giordano tried to redeem accidental death policy on Robyn Gardner

(Newser) - Just two days after telling Aruba police that his traveling companion Robyn Gardner was missing, Gary Giordano tried to collect on the accidental death provision in the $1.5 million travel insurance policy he’d taken out for the trip, a source tells the AP . Giordano has since been detained... More »

Hurricane-Proof Your Vacation

A little preparation can save big bucks

(Newser) - The government’s storm-watching body upped this year’s hurricane forecast to include 14 to 18 named storms, which could spell trouble for travelers. Forbes offers tips to stem potential financial losses and prevent your Caribbean vacation from going south.
  • Know your risks: The National Hurricane Center offers a month-by-month
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