Providers of travel insurance are coming up with services that are a benefit to travelers even if there is no need to file a claim. The offerings may include destination information, notifications of travel disruptions in the area, and smartphone apps that tell you the over-the-counter medication name you need in a foreign country.
Tangerine Travel’s preferred provider, Allianz, has introduced pre-departure emails to remind travelers about their benefits. This includes instructions on how to download their app that includes emergency contacts and tools to locate pharmacies, hospitals, and police where they are traveling. Allianz also has forged a partnership with Frommer’s to provide online destination guides.