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Visiting Denmark? You’ll Need More Than a Schengen Visa

Denmark is a member of the Schengen Agreement which allows you to travel in between member countries on a single visa.  One of the requirements for a Schengen Visa is to show proof of health insurance.  Contact Insurance Services of America for an affordable travel medical insurance quote which meets the Schengen Visa health insurance requirements.

If you are planning a trip to Denmark, then take head to the recent travel warning issued by the U.S. State Department.  The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen has learned that there have been devices placed on ATMs in the Osterbro section of Copenhagen, where the U.S. Embassy is located, that are able to read the ATM cards and/or collect data for PIN codes.  Read more for tips to avoid being victimized by such ATM readers: Read More »

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Get Care While You’re There: A Guide to London’s Games

37 days and counting until the Summer Olympics…

Not all of us are as quick on our feet as the athletes we’ll watch at the Summer Olympic games. So while you may be fortunate enough to get to participate as a spectator, like most of us you may be clumsy at times, prone to accidents, or have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. We certainly hope everyone’s trip to the Olympics is trouble-free, but just in case, our final installment of our Guide to London’s games offers useful tips on how to find help if you need it. Ready? Set…go!

How Do I Get Medical Care?

While medical services are widely available in London, free care under the National Health System (NHS) is allowed only for Read More »

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Play It Safe: A Guide to London’s Games

The Summer Olympics are almost here!

In just 39 days, London will treat the world to its Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies. If you’re lucky enough to be there in person, this second installment of our 3-part Guide to London’s Games, offers information on what London is doing to keep you and thousands of spectators safe during the Summer Olympic games. Here we go…

Is London Safe?

Kroll Security Analysts reports that there is a moderate risk for crime in London, although the overall crime rate fell by one percent in 2010 from 2009 figures, according to the London Metropolitan Police. In January 2012, the secretary-general of Interpol said his organization uncovered no specific intelligence indicating a threat to the Olympic Games by militants.

The most serious crime threat to foreigners in London comes from Read More »

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Go for the Gold: A Guide to London’s Games

The world will soon train itself on London, England as the city hosts the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Spectators from across the globe will travel to London see the world’s best athletes compete to win gold. In this 3-part Guide to London’s Games, we’ll address a few questions and welcome your feedback. Let’s go!

Can I Still Get Tickets?

According to a recent search at, tickets are still available for certain competitions, including some basketball, gymnastics and volleyball tournaments. There are still Olympic Games you can watch even without tickets. Read More »

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You Must Purchase Travel Medical Insurance If…

… you are not a US Citizen and are traveling to Germany, France, Greece, Iceland, Spain and Schengen countries.  You must present proof of insurance at the nearest consulate or embassy before leaving.

The State Department website updates a list of countries that require insurance, which also include countries experiencing infectious disease breakouts like yellow fever.

Purchase a travel medical insurance policy from Insurance Services of America today and print your proof of insurance from your local printer.  Call and speak with a Client Advisor at (800) 647-4589 for personal customer service.


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Another European Airline Goes Bust: 7,000 Stranded

Many of our ISL clients are traveling over the next couple months. Please remember you have trip cancellation/delay benefits with your policy.

Hungary’s Malev Airlines ceased operations early this morning, becoming the second European airline to fold in the past week. Spanish carrier Spanair ceased operations last Friday, stranding about 22,000 passengers.

Read the full story at USA Today

As always, if you have questions about what your insurance plan covers or are interested in purchasing this type of coverage, please call to speak with an Insurance Services of America Client Advisor: (800) 647-4589 or (480) 821-9052

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Learning the Hard Way—Insurance Works

Holland is a place that holds significant meaning for me. It’s where I fulfilled my dream of higher education, where I discovered the beauty of a new culture and, interestingly enough, where I realized the value of medical insurance.

As a poor college student living abroad—I left Vietnam when I was 19—Holland opened my eyes to new experiences and a totally new way of life. Gardens overflowing with tulips, the countryside dotted with windmills, people riding their bicycles everywhere—I couldn’t help but be captivated by this new landscape even while I was hard at work studying for my business degree.

To help pay for my tuition, I took a part-time job and rode my bike from Read More »