Forbes Names Tin Leg the Best Travel Insurance Provider for Seniors

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. August 30, 2018 — Tin Leg Travel Insurance has been named the “Best Travel Insurance for Seniors” by Forbes for its high medical coverage, comprehensive benefits and competitive prices. “Not every travel insurance plan is the same. Some companies are better for different types of trips.” The article continues: “Tin Leg often receives high marks for senior travel insurance.” Click here to read the full article on Forbes.com. Tin Leg’s policies are designed to provide affordable coverage for a range of travelers, from seniors to families and cruisers. In addition to its favorable pricing, Tin Leg’s customer… Read More

Tin Leg Announces Partnership with New Underwriter: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Tin Leg Travel Insurance announces its partnership with its new underwriter Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Tin Leg was created by the experts at leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, in 2014 and recently launched its new policies with updated coverage, featuring more options to allow travelers to customize their policy. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance is rated as an A++ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company. A Consistent Favorite Among Travelers Tin Leg began offering its products underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance at the beginning of 2018 By March, Tin Leg became a squaremouth.com Top Provider ranked by premium sold… Read More

How to Use Your Customer Portal

Your Tin Leg Customer Portal allows you to easily manage your Tin Leg policies purchased anywhere online. From within your portal, you can view policy information, modify or cancel a policy, report a claim, resend documentation, and submit customer service support requests. You can log in or sign up for an account from the Tin Leg homepage or from your confirmation email. Policies purchased using the email address associated with your account will automatically be added to your account. Otherwise, they can manually be added. How to add a policy to your account: At the bottom of the “My Policies”… Read More

Position Statement Hurricane Danny

Updated: 08/20/2015 On Thursday, August 20th, Hurricane Danny, became the first Atlantic hurricane of the year. What you need to know about your policy: As of August 18th, Tropical Storm Danny is no longer considered an unforeseen event. Coverage related to Tropical Storm Danny is not available for Tin Leg policies purchased after this date. Tin Leg policies purchased prior to August 18th offer Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage for Hurricane and Weather. Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage for Hurricane and Weather: In order for an event to be covered under Tin Leg policies, it must meet the… Read More

Does travel insurance cover pregnancy?

Generally, travel insurance policies do not provide Trip Cancellation coverage or Emergency Medical coverage for normal pregnancy and childbirth. This is because travel insurance is designed to provide coverage for unforeseen events, and a normal pregnancy is considered a foreseeable event. Both pregnancy and childbirth are excluded under all Tin Leg policies. However, Tin Leg’€™s Economy, Standard, and Luxury policies all cover complications of pregnancy. Tin Leg defines complications of pregnancy as a condition whose diagnosis is distinct from pregnancy but is adversely affected or caused by pregnancy. For travelers that want the added coverage of cancellation for normal pregnancy,… Read More

Does travel insurance pay upfront?

Across the board, travel insurance policies are generally designed on a reimbursement basis. This means the traveler will first pay out-of-pocket and then file a claim to be reimbursed. In order to receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses, receipts and other documentation may be required. At Tin Leg’€™s discretion, all, or a portion of benefits, may be paid directly to the provider of the services rendered. This can include direct payment for Emergency Medical or Medical Evacuation benefits. Non-Medical Evacuation transportation is almost always coordinated by the travel insurance provider and therefore can be paid direct up to the maximum benefit… Read More

Position Statement Grecian Economic Crisis

Posted: 7/8/2015 The economic crisis in Greece has many travelers concerned about visiting the popular tourist destination. Unfortunately, the current situation does not fall under any of the covered events within Tin Leg’€™s Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption benefits. However, if a traveler’€™s tour operator or travel supplier becomes financially insolvent, or if there is a common carrier strike related to the crisis, Trip Cancellation and Interruption benefits can become available. In order to be eligible for the financial default benefit, the Tin Leg policy must be purchased within 14 days of the initial trip deposit and the financial default must occur… Read More

Is terrorism a covered reason to cancel my trip?

Terrorism coverage, for both foreign and domestic events, is included as a covered reason under the Trip Cancellation benefit of all Tin Leg policies. In order to be covered under this benefit, an event must be deemed as an official terrorist incident by the U.S. Department of State. The policy must be purchased before the event has occurred. Tin Leg policies also require the terrorist attack to occur within 50 miles of a city listed on the traveler’s itinerary, and within seven days of their trip departure. Tin Leg’€™s Economy and Standard policies provide 100% reimbursement of prepaid and nonrefundable… Read More

Can I insure frequent flyer miles in the cost of my trip?

Frequent flyer miles and similar travel awards, such as hotel or motel awards, cannot be included in the trip cost for your covered trip. The value of air miles and rewards points are not insurable expenses on a travel insurance policy because there is no exact dollar value to associate with the points. However, you can insure any out-of-pocket expenses related to the miles, such as taxes. Re-banking fees can also be insured. In the event a trip is cancelled or interrupted, the fees incurred for re-depositing the awards back into your account can be reimbursed. Tin Leg’s Economy, Standard,… Read More