ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For over a week, earthquakes have threatened an eruption by Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano. Travelers who remember the Icelandic volcano eruption in 2010 are already turning to travel insurance to learn their options. To answer their questions, Squaremouth, America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, has launched The Icelandic Volcano and Travel Insurance Information Center.
The comprehensive center includes official position statements by Squaremouth's travel insurance providers. Thus far, only one provider has outright excluded coverage for losses related to the volcano. The Information Center also includes travel warnings and frequently asked questions, including "If the airline cancels flights due to the volcano, am I covered?" and "Am I covered if the volcano erupts while I'm traveling?". It is updated daily by Squaremouth's team of industry experts.
"The 2010 eruption had major impacts on the travel industry internationally," said Squaremouth marketing manager, Megan Singh. "While we can't prevent a repeat, we can ensure travelers know their options before an eruption occurs. The Information Center is a place where they can find the most up-to-date position statements and answers to their coverage questions."
Currently, travel insurance policies can be purchased from most providers to cover a traveler whose trip becomes cancelled, interrupted or delayed by the Bardarbunga volcano. However, coverage can change if an eruption becomes "foreseeable". Because the seismic conditions in Iceland are constantly changing, Squaremouth recommends concerned travelers consider purchasing a travel insurance policy sooner rather than later.
Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from every major insurance provider in the US. Using Squaremouth's comparison engine and customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products. More information: www.squaremouth.com.
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