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A Quick Guide to Driving on Hills

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Feb, 2013

A Quick Guide to Driving on Hills

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It’s the perfect weather to take in a long, scenic drive along a hilly route. But driving on hills requires special skills and know-how. This infographic covers the basics: And the most important point of all? Don’t forget to keep your car insurance policy in your dashboard at all times! Also opt for an adequate travel insurance plan that can safeguard your finances in case of an unfortunate incident.

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Exchanging Your Money Abroad II – Tricks and Tips

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Jul, 2012

Exchanging Your Money Abroad II – Tricks and Tips

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In our previous post, we discussed some of the dangers of conducting monetary transactions on a trip to a foreign country. In this article, we’ll take a look at the ways in which you can prevent loss of money and get yourself the best exchange deal possible. First, some tricks you should know when dealing with the traditional forms of money exchange: cash, cards and traveller’s cheques. TRICKS Cash: Know the exchange rates beforehand – this will prevent you getting ripped off by local agencies. Never exchange money from airports, […]

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Exchanging Your Money Abroad, Part I – Traps

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Jun, 2012

Exchanging Your Money Abroad, Part I – Traps

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Money is a basic travel necessity. Having money troubles when abroad is a traveler’s worst nightmare, seeing as there’s no shortage of risks – theft, misplacement, overspending, unforeseen expenses, etc.  While travel insurance can resolve many of these worries, the greatest, hidden danger of dealing in currency abroad is – exchange rates. Most travelers assume that foreign exchange is as simple as presenting their money to a money exchange service, and getting back the local currency of the place they’re visiting. But as it turns out, it isn’t that simple, […]

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All You Need To Know About Travel Insurance Claims

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Feb, 2012

All You Need To Know About Travel Insurance Claims

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Travel insurance is as important as any other travel accessory you would need while planning a trip overseas. Travel-related risks can be many and the cost of securing yourself against these risks is relatively small. For instance, if in an unfortunate event of hospitalization in a foreign country, the expenses can be huge. But if you have a travel insurance plan, the policy will take care of the financial burden of the illness. In addition to medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, you can also make a claim on your travel […]

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Where should I call if I am travelling abroad and I need to report a claim or need assistance?

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Aug, 2010

Where should I call if I am travelling abroad and I need to report a claim or need assistance?

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In case of any travel insurance claim or assistance abroad, call toll-free numbers Originating Country Dialed Number USA (001) 186658 76903 Canada (001) 186691 43705 Austria (043) 990+800 10002005 Belgium Denmark (045) France (033) Germany (049) Hungary (036) Ireland (353) Italy (039) Malaysia (060) Netherlands (031) New Zealand (064) Norway (047) Philippines (063) Portugal (351) Spain (034) Sweden (046) Switzerland (041) UK (044) Finland (358) carrier TS 990+800 10002005 Finland (358) carrier Elisa 999+800 10002005 Hong Kong (852) 001+800 10002005 Israel (972) 014+800 10002005 Singapore (065) 001+800 10002005 So. Korea […]

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What do I need to keep in mind in case of hospitalization during my travel abroad?

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Jul, 2010

What do I need to keep in mind in case of hospitalization during my travel abroad?

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In case you have an overseas travel medical insurance and are admitted to a hospital after an OPD consultation or otherwise, please notify us immediately. The insurance medical assistance department (doctor) will discuss your medical condition with the treating doctor. If it is confirmed that the admission to a hospital is NOT due to any pre-existing conditions or any conditions listed in the exclusion list, then the travel insurance company shall guarantee and settle the payments with the hospital. Documents Required: In order to expedite processing of the claim, you […]

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