Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operations centers in 28 countries. It insures 13 million customers and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans.

In addition to travel insurance, AGA offers event ticket protection and unique services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.

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How to choose the right travel insurance for your next vacation

It's going to be a big year for travel insurance. Really big. A survey by the travel-insurance-comparison site Squaremouth predicts 24 percent more travelers will insure their international trips in 2019 than last year. Generali, the travel insurance company, says travelers spent an average of $139 per trip on insurance in 2018, unchanged from the previous year. So do you have your travel insurance picked out already? "The right insurance policy will protect you from unexpected issues that…

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Understanding the differences between travel insurance policies

You wouldn’t travel without a passport or airplane ticket, but many of us happily jet off on a holiday without any travel insurance. Buying the right travel insurance policy for yourself and dependent loved ones can be the best travel decision you will ever make. Before a trip, make sure to ask yourself, “What if I fall sick or lose my luggage?”“Suppose I crash the car I hire, can I pay for my medical treatment or the cost of excess on the vehicle?” While we don’t expect any misfortune to…

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  • Tony - I'll have someone contact you about becoming a partner. Thanks for your interest in Allianz.

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  • 9008697660?profile=originalWE ARE PLEASED  to announce the winner of our essay contest, "When Travel Insurance (Would've) Saved the Day!" We had a number of fine entries, and choosing one was not easy. 

    So congratulations to Maggie Downs of Palm Springs, California, who will shortly be receiving a Kindle Fire. We were impressed and moved by her account, which is now published in the Tripatini blog at this link

    We'd like to thank everyone who participated; they will be receiving a surprise gift in appreciation.

    Best regards to all!

  • Our "Travel Insurance (would've) saved the day" contest is now closed as of midnight US Eastern Time. Thanks to all for participating, and stay tuned for the winner announcement!

  • I purchased travel insurance before embarking on my year-long, round-the-world backpacking trip. Of course, it's not the kind of thing you ever want to use, but I figured it might come in handy for medical woes, bag theft or a broken iPod.

    I did not expect that my mother would die. 

    She passed away in Ohio. I was in Egypt.  I never felt so physically or emotionally isolated before in my life.  

    The day it happened I spent hours on the phone at an internet cafe, contacting family, making plans for the funeral, and of course, trying to find a way back to the U.S. 

    Getting a last-minute flight within my budget, however, proved impossible. I must have made two dozen calls to airlines, asking for bereavement fares, and I still couldn't find anything that would work. Each phone call left me feeling even more broken and hopeless.

    The last call I made was to my travel insurance. A very kind woman comforted me and said she was sorry for my loss. And she said the words I'll never forget: "You just get home. We'll take care of the rest." Immediately it felt as if I had been stumbling in the dark, and suddenly a stranger was there to give me a steady hand. 

    It might not sound like much. But in that moment -- in the thick of my grief and sadness -- those words meant everything. And the woman was right. I simply had to book a flight home on my credit card, and the cost was quickly refunded.

    Thankfully, even as I continued my trip later, I never had any other need for travel insurance, like emergency medical evacuation, political unrest or even baggage loss. It's unfortunate that I had to use it at all, particularly under those circumstances. But I can say with certainty that I will never take a trip without it again.

    The price of travel insurance pales in comparison to the peace that comes from knowing that someone is on your side. That kind of security is priceless. 

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