The ABCs of International Travel Insurance

February 18, 2013

Life is unpredictable.  That’s why people buy insurance.  But when do we need it?  It goes almost without saying that all major assets, such as homes, boats, and cars should and often must be covered by insurance. Then there are instances where coverage is optional.  Whether you travel for business or pleasure, you always have the option of purchasing international travel insurance.

What is it?

Just like other forms of insurance coverage, travel protection plans protects policy holders against financial loss. In most cases, the loss is due to a cancellation or a delay of a scheduled trip.  A standard policy also protects its holder from medical issues that are the result of an accident or crime.  More comprehensive plans offer higher coverage limits as well as a whole host of upgrades, including cancel for any reason (CFAR) coverage.

Why call April?

We might have a strange name for an insurance company, but that’s only because we’re different!  For over 25 years, APRIL has provided innovative and personalized international travel insurance solutions to clients around the world.  Our customer base continues to grow because we break all the old insurance company rules that shoppers know and loathe.

According to the playbook, the only way an international travel insurance company can make money is if they delay and deny claims. After all, if they settled each and every claim expeditiously, they couldn’t possibly be successful…right? Well, we have a different policy.  We believe that it makes good business sense to serve the customer as best we can.  So, instead of making them fill out and file useless, inscrutable forms, we pay for damages that are covered by our policies on the spot. – that’s why we have Stress Less benefits.

How does our international travel insurance work?

If an unexpected issue arises while traveling, simply contact us by phone, email, Skype or on our website. Our simplified claims reimbursement process, which we call Stress Less benefits, is designed to address unexpected incidents.   No matter where they are in the world, our customers can always reach a real live call center specialist 24/7/365.