Travel Guard(R) North America Providing Free Assistance Services to U.S. and Canadian Travelers Affected by Hurricane Sandy and 'Frankenstorm' Flight and Hotel Rebooking, Emergency Medical Assistance and More Available Through Toll-Free Number

STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Guard North America® (www.travelguard.com), a leader in travel insurance solutions and assistance plans, announced today that it will provide emergency travel and medical assistance services free to all U.S. and Canadian travelers and their families potentially affected by Hurricane Sandy and storms in the northeastern United States.

Travel Guard's free services offer travelers emergency travel assistance such as flight rebooking, hotel booking, emergency cash coordination and message relay, as well as emergency medical assistance including referrals, access to air ambulance and medical providers and more.

Travelers and their families seeking Travel Guard's assistance services can reach the company directly by calling (866) 644-6811. Travel Guard has experienced a 30 percent spike in call volume over the past several days and has already assisted a number of its customers with rescheduling flights and other travel arrangements.

Travel Guard's assistance service centers have access to the most current information regarding airline flight schedules and are prepared to help travelers with alternative travel solutions. For more information about Travel Guard travelers can talk to their travel agent, visit www.travelguard.com or call Travel Guard's World Service Center at 1.800.826.1300.

About Travel Guard

Travel Guard, a Chartis company and worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance, provides products and services to millions of travelers around the globe, including a wide range of emergency services through its wholly-owned assistance centers located in Asia, Europe and the Americas.  Travel Guard helps leisure and business travelers alike solve problems and manage risks.  Travel Guard's global reach, unparalleled service quality and proven operational capabilities allows clients to receive best-in-class care.  Travel Guard's suite of technology platforms enables seamless integration with all major travel distribution systems and supplier channels.  The travel insurance products marketed by Travel Guard are underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries and affiliates of Chartis Inc.  For additional information, please visit our websites at www.travelguard.com, www.travelguard.ca and www.travelguardworldwide.com.

The coverage listed here is for U.S. residents only. To learn more about coverage in Canada, please call 1-866-648-8422.

The travel insurance products marketed by Travel Guard in the United States are underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, New York, NY 10038. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. This is only a brief description of the coverages available.  The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions.  Coverage may not be available in all states.

Contact:

Carol Mueller / Shannon Semmerling

Ashley Norman / Anna Parry


Travel Guard

MMGY Global


800.826.7791 ext. 13050 / 13085

212-219-7560 ext. 6777/6766


Carol.Mueller@travelguard.com

anorman@mmgyglobal.com


shannon.semmerling@travelguard.com

aparry@mmgyglobal.com

SOURCE Travel Guard North America



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