LOS GATOS, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Online travel insurance comparison site TripInsurance.com today announced that it has evaluated the most economical insurance plans for ski trips and launched an initiative to alert skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts to the value of travel insurance for winter sports vacations. Its plans are available for as little as $24 per person, and its initiative includes a series of related consumer information articles as well as free, personalized support and advice from the company's licensed insurance counselors.
"While the popularity of travel insurance has grown enormously over the past decade, people are just beginning to appreciate its value for ski trips, especially for trips within the U.S.," said TripInsurance.com Founder and CEO, Dan Skilken. "Simply put, travel insurance can be a very economical way to protect your sometimes substantial ski vacation investment, and, through our initiative, we hope to alert significantly more people to its benefits."
Starting at just $24 per person, plans on the TripInsurance.com site cover a range of issues skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts often don't consider before setting out on their winter vacations. If a skier is hurt before a trip (perhaps while exercising) and can't go, for example, everyone in the skier's party can cancel and insurance will cover all the cancellation penalties. If a skier is injured on the slopes, particularly on the first day or two of a weeklong ski trip, insurance can cover the cost of both the balance of the skier's vacation and extra costs involved to bring the skier home early. Even if the skier already has medical coverage and is injured, travel insurance will cover the skier's medical deductibles. Another frequent problem is unpredictable winter weather, and, if a flight delay strands a skiing party for more than 12 hours, travel insurance will also cover the cost of food and lodging for everyone until the airport opens up.
Founded in 2010 and licensed to sell insurance in all 50 states, TripInsurance.com is an innovative online resource for consumers to compare travel insurance options from five leading insurance carriers, select the policies best for them, and purchase direct instead of through middlemen—saving up to 40% or more over comparable plans. With industry leading customer support and a range of 24/7 travel services included with every policy it offers, the company's staff is committed to: 1) making the insurance purchase process simple and easy to understand; and 2) providing value through more affordable policies so that consumers can select, buy, and travel with the utmost confidence and security.