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This North American country tops the list of the safest countries for travelers

January 10, 2024  |  By Kathleen Wong

To help, travel insurance provider Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection just released its ninth annual State of Travel Insurance report, which includes the safest countries in the world for travelers.. ... Read More

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The best travel insurance companies in the US

June 17, 2023  |  By Christopher Elliott

All BHTP’s travel insurance plans include 24-hour worldwide travel assistance. The company also offers policies tailored for flights, cruises, and adventure sports. ... Read More


Luxury Travel Insurance: Here’s How To Protect A Million-Dollar Vacation

June 17, 2023  |  By Christopher Elliott

“Luxury travel insurance is designed specifically for travelers who seek additional coverage and services beyond what a standard travel insurance typically offers," explains BHTP Vice President Carol Mueller. "Travelers can expect higher medical expense and medical evacuation limits, the highest limits for lost or delayed luggage, and enhanced cancellation and interruption benefits, like coverage for event cancellation, pregnancy, adoption and other covered reasons often excluded in base plans." ... Read More


What You Don’t Know About Travel Insurance Can Hurt You. Here’s How To Avoid The Pain

May 31, 2023  |  By Christopher Elliott

"The site uses proprietary quote logic to serve up no more than three BHTP plan options," says Carol Mueller, vice president of BHTP. "That helps eliminate coverage overload and confusion, while also making a suggestion on a top recommended plan. It simplifies the buying decision experience." ... Read More


New Ways Travel Insurance Can Help With An Airline Problem This Summer

May 06, 2023  |  By Christopher Elliott

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection's latest State of Travel Insurance report finds that fear of flight cancellations and delays is the top reason people buy travel insurance. ... Read More

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5 signs you have the wrong travel insurance

February 01, 2023  |  By Christopher Elliott

The pandemic and volatile geopolitical situations have stoked interest in travel insurance coverage. But the choices can be overwhelming. For example, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection has eight plans, such as WaveCare cruise insurance and policies that cover road trips and luxury travel. ... Read More

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Flight Insurance: The 5 Best Options for 2023

December 13, 2022  |  By Holly Johnson

Berkshire Hathaway offers a flight-specific travel insurance plan called AirCare, which offers protections for canceled flights, missed connections, lost luggage, tarmac delays, flight diversions and more ... Read More

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The 6 Best Cruise Insurance Plans for 2023

November 15, 2022  |  By Holly Johnson

Berkshire Hathaway offers a cruise-specific travel insurance plan known as WaveCare, and it offers the main protections you'll need if your cruise is canceled or interrupted for a covered reason ... Read More


Canada, Denmark, and Iceland Named Safest Destinations

December 1, 2022  |  Gary Stoller

Reykjavik, Iceland, is the world’s safest city, and Copenhagen and Montreal are No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, according to research and rankings of Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. ... Read More

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Revealed: The World's Safest Cities for Travelers

November 17, 2022  |  Ed Cunningham

American insurance firm Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection has come up with a ranking of some of the world’s most popular city destinations based on safety for travellers. The study factored in the responses of travellers, as well as safety rankings from the likes of the Economist, Numbeo and GeoSure Global. ... Read More

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The 7 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2022

Aug. 17, 2022  |  By Katherine Fan


The best-case scenario for any trip is that your travel insurance can go unused. However, Berkshire Hathaway helps travelers make the best of bad situations by simplifying the process of filing a claim … Read More


Fourth Of July Weekend Flight Problems? Travel Insurance And Credit Cards Could Help

July 5, 2022 | By Michelle Megna and Toni Perkins-Southam

Did you suffer through a flight delay or cancellations over the holiday weekend? If you had travel insurance or certain credit cards, you may have help at hand ... Read More

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6 Ways to Tame Airline Nightmares

August 13, 2021 
 |  By Elaine Glusac

Thousands of passengers have experienced delayed or canceled flights since June when airlines began to struggle with surging demand and worker shortages. Here’s how to deal with the chaos... Read More

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As Leisure Travel Returns, There’s a New Focus on Travel Insurance and the Vital Protections It Can Provide

August 9, 2021 
 |  By Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

BHTP’s Dean Sivley details the current travel trends and how travel insurance will adapt. Leisure travel is rebounding, with The U.S. Travel Association forecasting a 45% jump in international leisure travel spending in 2021, and a whopping 115.4% jump in international travel spending anticipated for 2022, both versus 2020 levels... Read More

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What You Should Know About Trip Cancellation Insurance

June 9, 2021 
 |  By Erica Lamberg

Travel insurance is an important item for a vacation planning list, especially if your vacation involves big deposits. If you need to cancel your vacation, trip cancellation insurance can reimburse you 100% of what you’ve pre-paid in non-refundable deposits if you have an eligible claim... Read More

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Planning an Adventure Trip? Why You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without Insurance

June 6, 2021 
 |  By Erica Lamberg

If you’re planning some adventurous activities or extreme sports on your next vacation, it’s important to find an appropriate travel insurance policy. If you’re injured while taking part in certain fun judged as “adventurous,” you may not be able to file a travel insurance claim... Read More


Can You Buy Travel Insurance At The Last Minute?

April 7, 2021 
 |  By Erica Lamberg and Amy Danise

One of the most important trip-planning tasks can be buying travel insurance, especially if you’re taking an expensive or overseas trip. Locking in travel protection is especially important while the pandemic continues—even if you’re making last-minute plans. To get the most value from a travel insurance policy, purchase travel insurance at the time you book a trip... Read More

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The 10 Best Travel Insurance Companies

February 23, 2021  |  By Holly Johnson and Erin Shields

TRAVEL INSURANCE HELPS you protect the financial investment you made in your vacation, whether you booked a tropical cruise or a sightseeing trip to a far-flung land. Though purchasing travel insurance coverage is optional, it does help you avoid losing money on prepaid travel expenses if your travel plans go awry... Read More

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Men take more travel risks than women and buy more trip insurance, survey finds

September 21, 2020 
 |  By Kenneth Kiesnoski

It’s been said that men come from Mars and women, Venus. It looks like they’re also headed in different directions when it comes to vacations here on Earth, according to insurer Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection ... Read More

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September 4, 2020 
 |  By Sarah Firshein

The conditions and causes were different because of this pandemic, but the trend lines this summer were clear: What’s new is old is new again — just add Google Maps, face masks and curbside pickup ... Read More



This New Travel Hack Can Take The Pain Out of Flying

October 31, 2019  |  By Christopher Elliott

No one likes paperwork, but a new travel hack promises to eliminate that, and more. In addition to removing cumbersome forms, it could take some of the pain out of air travel. And who doesn't want that?
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How to Pick a Travel Insurance Policy

April 24, 2019  |  By Holly Johnson

Travel insurance may make your vacation more expensive in the end, but it could also save you thousands of dollars. Not only can travel insurance reimburse you if your trip is interrupted or canceled for reasons outside your control, but it can cover pricey medical bills, … Read More


A New Cruise Amenity You Should Consider Now

March 3, 2019  |  By Christopher Elliot

As of now, at least three travel insurance companies are offering special cruise policies. They include 
Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, which was the first out of the gate this year with WaveCare. Its plan offers higher medical and evacuation coverage limits for a cruise trip. It also includes a special fixed benefit if the cruise ship is disabled along the way ... Read More

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The 10 Safest Countries for U.S. Travelers, Ranked

Jan 8, 2019  |  By Ed Perkins

Seven of the top 10 destinations are in Europe, two are island destinations, and one is in the South Pacific. For each destination, the survey results assign a ‘Safest Places score’ derived from the number of respondents who dubbed it ‘safe’.
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Younger Travelers Are Most Likely to Buy Travel Insurance in 2019

December 4, 2018  |  By Alex Temblador

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection's annual State of Travel Insurance research report uncovered a lot of interesting insight into travel insurance. For instance, they project that travel insurance sales to Americans who travel within the U.S. will increase by 4.07% in 2019 and will increase by ... Read More

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Younger Travelers Are More Safety Conscious Than Ever

November 15, 2018  |  By BHTP

"Now in our fourth year of conducting the State of Travel Insurance research, we are seeing a trend that not just Millennials but more specifically Millennials with children are showing the most notable increase in travel insurance purchase intent," said Dean Sivley, president of Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. “Millennials with children are also reporting that they ... Read More

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What Compensation Are You Entitled to in Case of a Delay?

October 13, 2018  |  By Ariana Arghandewal

Berkshire Hathaway offers an insurance product called Aircare, which offers additional compensation in case of a flight delay. Delays of 2 hours or more qualify for a $50 reimbursement. Meanwhile, tarmac delays of 2 hours or more qualify for $1,000 in compensation. You almost want to get stranded on the tarmac, don’t you? 😉... Read More

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Protect Your Trip and Your Wallet With Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection

May 16, 2018  |  By Laura Pourinski

Also helpful while filing a claim is BHTP’s fixed claims process. This means the company will pay up to a certain amount for a specific incident, with no receipts required. For instance, lost luggage will result in a $500 reimbursement for ExactCare Extra members ... Read More

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