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Last-Minute Discount Travelers Can Still Buy Essential Trip Insurance With Coverage Starting on Their Day of Departure

East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) January 16, 2009

Travel Insured International ( , a leader in travel insurance, urges travelers to take advantage of the many discounted travel opportunities currently being offered to those able to make last-minute plans to help fill suppliers’ unsold inventory. As you scoop up a can’t-miss deal on a cruise, tour or resort vacation, however, remember that trip disruptions such as travel accidents, sudden illness on the road, common carrier delays and weather events may still appear when there is only a short time between booking and scheduled departure.

Although last-minute clients may not need Trip Cancellation insurance with imminent departures, they can add a bargain in travel protection. By selecting a Worldwide Trip Protector plan of their choice whose coverage begins on their departure date, travelers enjoy a reduced insurance premium because they are not including the Trip Cancellation insurance that normally covers the pre-travel time period prior to their departure date.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on the day of departure, the lower-cost Worldwide Trip Protector insurance, sometimes known as a “post-departure” coverage plan, includes full Trip Delay protection while going to and through the airport to the scheduled takeoff. Except for the elimination of any Trip Cancellation coverage and a maximum limit on Trip Interruption of $ 1,000 in return-air expense only, the plan for last-minute travel still provides full Travel Insured travel delay, emergency medical, and baggage coverage. Worldwide Emergency Medical Assistance, accessible by a free phone call wherever help is needed, is included with each plan. Terrorism coverage is included, and all plans either include or have an option to purchase common carrier accident insurance.

The lower-cost Worldwide Trip Protector plans with coverage starting on the scheduled departure date have insurance premiums reflecting strong savings due to their elimination of Trip Cancellation benefits. You may select Travel Insured’s most popular Worldwide Trip Protector plan with coverage starting on departure date by paying a base premium ranging from $ 20 per person for a traveler up to age 35 to $ 97 for a traveler age 86 or older. Travel Insured’s affordable Trip Protector Lite plan has a base premium for the last-minute plans ranging from only $ 15 for a traveler up to age 30 to $ 68 for a traveler age 81 or older. Trip Protector Lite Expanded, with higher coverage limits on some benefits, has coverage starting on the departure date that ranges in premium from $ 19 for the 30-year-old to $ 81 for the 81-year-old. Even travelers selecting Trip Protector Gold for last-minute luxury travel enjoy savings with coverage starting on the scheduled date by paying an insurance premium ranging from $ 25 for a traveler up to 35 to $ 131 for the traveler age 81 or older.

Remember to select coverage starting from scheduled date of departure in your choice of Worldwide Trip Protector plans even when booking a trip at the last minute before departure. Trip disruptions, unfortunately, may not take a holiday even when you are taking one at the last minute!

About Travel Insured International

Travel Insured delivers comprehensive travel protection benefits ranging from trip cancellation and trip interruption to emergency assistance and Medevac insurance, travel accident and sickness medical expense, accidental death and dismemberment, missed connection and baggage delay or loss.

The company’s travel insurance plans include its comprehensive Worldwide Trip Protector, the most popular travel protection plan and Worldwide Trip Protector Gold, an enhanced travel insurance plan designed to protect luxury vacations and business trips. Travel Insured also offers two travel insurance plans designed to provide basic yet flexible protection for families and budget conscious travelers, its Worldwide Trip Protector Lite insurance plan and Worldwide Trip Protector Lite Expanded insurance plan. Finally they offer a Medical Protector insurance plan, an Airline Ticket Protector plan as well as a complete offering of Group Travel Insurance plans including Student Group insurance plans.

Visit Travel Insured’s web site at or speak to a friendly, knowledgeable Travel Insured customer care professional at 1-800-243-3174.

Travel Insured International, based in East Hartford, Connecticut, was founded in 1993 by the foresight of insurance industry executive Peter Gehris when he acquired the travel protection division of the Travelers Insurance Company. Coverage is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company (a Missouri corporation, NAIC #11150) with executive offices located in New York, NY. Not all insurance products or coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Coverage is subject to actual policy language.


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