'Stress less' benefits from APRIL Travel Protection eliminate hassle with on-the-spot payments while vacationer is traveling

June 10, 2014

The U.S. division of a 26-year-old global insurance giant, April Travel Protection (www.AprilTravelProtection.com) stands out in the travel insurance marketplace with "Stress Less Benefits" that pay to resolve consumers’ problems instantly for most covered benefits while the vacationer is still traveling. APRIL is the only company in the U.S. to offer this groundbreaking feature, which is included in all of its insurance plans as well as policies purchased through affiliated travel agents, tour operators or other suppliers.

"Stress Less is the cornerstone of our philosophy and our signature service which allows us to step into the middle of a traveler’s issue and provide immediate solutions and on-the-spot payments exactly when the traveler needs it," said Jason Schreier, CEO of APRIL-USA.

Most insurance companies pay for benefits after what often turns out to be a lengthy claims procedure requiring the insured to pay upfront for problems that arise while traveling. That process is less than fun as no one wants to deal with claims while traveling or the stress-inducing uncertainty of reimbursements.

"APRIL provides instant judication with no worries that the insurance company with find an out-clause later on," Schreier adds.

Stress Less Benefits address a wide range of potential inconveniences from travel delays and missed connections to trip interruption covering up to 150% of the trip’s cost, emergency medical coverage up to $250,000 (with no deductible) and evacuation benefits up to $500,000.  Cancellations are eligible for reimbursement of 100% of their trip costs for situations including injury, sickness, death, job loss or relocation, supplier default, weather, natural disasters, terrorism, military duty, strikes and more.

APRIL’s pro-active approach to support keeps up with travelers’ evolving needs with a multi-lingual team and 24/7 toll-free access from most destinations as well as other convenient support channels from Skype to texting, email and live chat. APRIL is the first company to pioneer these forward-thinking support mechanisms since the soft launch of its U.S. division in April 2013 – a stark contrast to the typical perception of insurance companies in America.

“Most Americans expect their insurance companies would prefer not to hear from them once their premium is collected. We’ve turned that notion on its head by offering more ways to connect with us than almost any company in any industry,” noted Schreier.

“The convenience of our Stress Less Benefits and pro-active customer service is appreciated not only by our policyholders, it’s a major boon for our agent and supplier partners who will not have to worry about negative reviews from frustrated consumers,” Schreier explained.

APRIL offers branded and white-label travel protection plans for travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, hotels cruise lines and car rental companies.

Visit www.AprilTravelProtection.com for more information on APRIL’s Stress Less Benefits or to learn about some of the company’s other unconventional products and services, such as Concierge and Travel Assistance – also included at no additional cost with every U.S. policy.

About APRIL Travel Protection

APRIL Travel Protection is owned by APRIL, an international group with 45 operational companies in more than 40 different countries.  APRIL is listed on Euronext Stock Exchange and has yearly sales of more than $1.1 billion. 

With its guiding principles to build trust, push boundaries, innovate and keep it simple, APRIL Global Assistance Network benefits from an extensive organizational structure servicing more than six million policyholders worldwide.

The company’s U.S. division is supported by American Modern Insurance Group (an AM Best A+ rated carrier) as its preferred underwriter and is headquartered at 11900 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 600, Miami, FL, 33181.