ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Squaremouth, America's fastest-growing travel insurance comparison site, has added STA Travel to its network of travel insurance providers. The company's Standard International and Explorer Plus travel insurance products are available exclusively through STA Travel and Squaremouth.com.
"These unique STA plans offer peace of mind for extended travels," said Adam Cooper, Senior Vice President - North America at STA Travel. "We are excited to offer our student policies on a platform with a commitment to customer service which aligns with our own business model."
While STA's travel insurance plans were designed with the student traveler in mind, they are available to any U.S. resident traveling abroad. Both policies feature $100,000 in Primary Emergency Medical coverage and built-in Hazardous Sports coverage for adventure activities, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, and snowboarding. The policies can be purchased before the trip or while already abroad.
STA Travel Standard International Plan
The Standard International Plan is for travelers taking a single trip up to six months long. The comprehensive policy includes Trip Cancellation and Interruption, Medical Evacuation, Travel Delay, Baggage Loss and Delay, and Emergency Medical benefits, including coverage for pre-existing conditions if purchased before making the final trip payment. Travelers can extend their policy during their trip up to the six-month maximum.
STA Travel Explorer Plus Plan
The Explorer Plus Plan is an annual travel insurance policy for travelers taking multiple trips over the course of a year. The policy features Trip Cancellation and Interruption coverage of $3,000 per person for the year, as well as Non-Medical Evacuation coverage up to $50,000 in the event of political unrest or a natural disaster. The plan also includes Emergency Medical, Medical Evacuation, Travel Delay, and Baggage Loss and Delay benefits.
"We are delighted to partner with STA Travel to make their policies available to even more travelers," said Squaremouth CEO Chris Harvey. "Their travel insurance products offer a unique combination of benefits, especially for student and adventure travel."
STA's travel insurance products are powered by APRIL Travel Protection, offering APRIL's exclusive Stress Less Benefits and access to its 24/7 multilingual team.
"While our STA plans cover individuals up to 85 years of age, they are optimized for students and youth travelers with adventure sports coverage and trip cancellation benefits. These plans are one of a kind in the aggregator market," said Jason Schreier, President of APRIL USA. "Making these plans accessible for the first time via Squaremouth makes it easy for student travelers to compare and contrast our policies side by side with those of other top-rated insurance companies in an intuitive, user-friendly format."
The addition of STA Travel brings Squaremouth's network of travel insurance providers to 22, with over 100 different policies available.
Squaremouth compares travel insurance policies from every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth's comparison engine and third-party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. Established in 2003, Squaremouth has grown to over $17 million in annual sales by offering travelers award-winning customer service and our unique Zero Complaint Guarantee. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.
ABOUT STA TRAVEL
STA Travel is the world's leading student and youth travel agency, successfully enabling young adults to explore the world since 1979 by creating experiences filled with adventure, discovery and personal growth. STA Travel offers a unique range of products with exclusive discounts on airfare, accommodations, tours, rail passes and more. STA Travel has more than 2,000 people in over 200 stores in 11 countries, and sends more than 2.5 million passengers away each year on life-changing adventures.
About APRIL Travel Protection
APRIL Travel Protection is owned by APRIL, an international group with operational companies in 31 countries. APRIL is listed in the Euronext Paris with sales of €798m in 2015. 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. Visit www.AprilTravelProtection.com to learn more.
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