SOURCE: APRIL Travel Protection

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November 04, 2014 11:26 ET

APRIL Travel Protection Extends Coverage Across Entire Family With Cost-Effective Family Plan Pricing

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - November 04, 2014) - With the holidays rapidly approaching, American families are getting ready for the busiest travel season, hoping overbooked flights, delays and erratic weather won't put a damper on the festive holiday spirit. Whether they are traveling internationally or just hopping on a short flight to Florida, APRIL Travel Protection (www.AprilTravelProtection.com) is offering coverage for the full family with the purchase of one adult policy as part of its cost-effective VIP Plan.

For example, APRIL's coverage for an individual's emergency medical expenses starts at $250,000, but with the purchase of a VIP plan, these benefits are extended to the entire family regardless of who gets sick -- a much more cost effective solution than purchasing a plan for each individual family member.

Family coverage is also available with the purchase of an Annual Multi-Trip Elite Plan -- APRIL's most comprehensive policy -- which is recommended for business executives and frequent travelers. The annual plan covers individual policyholders and their immediate family companions on an unlimited number of trips (provided no single trip exceeds 90 consecutive days) within the period of a year.

Furthermore, every policy sold by APRIL Travel Protection and its supplier partners goes beyond the traditional insurance offering by providing groundbreaking instant adjudication on the company's signature Stress Less Benefits. This means that APRIL pays to resolve consumers' problems on-the-spot for most covered benefits while the vacationer is still traveling. Policyholders can enjoy their vacation without worrying about having to pay out of pocket in an emergency -- an all too familiar burden for travelers who purchase traditional insurance policies.

Stress Less Benefits address a wide range of potential inconveniences that can't be predicted in advance, including severe weather or natural disasters as well as injury, sickness, death, job loss or relocations, supplier default, terrorism, military duty, strikes and more.

"Not all policies are created equally," said Jason Schreier, CEO of APRIL-USA, the U.S. division of 26-year-old APRIL Travel Protection, which has been changing Americans' perception of travel insurance since its U.S. launch in April 2013.

"Most insurance companies require policyholders to endure a lengthy claims process which often takes months to resolve. Meanwhile, the burden of covering unplanned expenses falls on the vacationer, placing them in the stressful position of shelling out money with no guarantee the insurance company won't find an out-clause later on," Schreier cautioned.

"Even if the insurance company does ultimately reimburse travelers in the end, this does little to mitigate the stress policyholders are forced to endure as they await adjudication," said Schreier. "This is why it's very important to research an insurance policy to determine not only the events which will trigger coverage, but also the procedures travelers will have to follow," he added.

"Stress Less Benefits provide peace of mind and make planning a trip worry-free for U.S. travelers as they know our coverage kicks in immediately on applicable issues so they won't have to go out of pocket," said Schreier, noting that passengers can purchase travel protection from APRIL up to the day prior to departure.

APRIL also recommends upgrading to Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage, which allows policyholders to cancel even if their plans are not certain to be affected.

APRIL's pro-active approach to support keeps up with travelers' evolving needs with a multi-lingual team and 24/7 toll-free access from most destinations as well as other convenient support channels from Skype to texting, email and live chat. APRIL is the first company to pioneer these support mechanisms for American travelers since the soft launch of its U.S. division last spring.

With the goal of Changing the Image of Insurance, APRIL has become a market leader in travel protection in Europe and Latin America with a presence in over 40 countries and more than two million policyholders worldwide. APRIL strives to provide simple agreements and services that are easily understood by customers. While most U.S. travelers purchase insurance policies they hope they will never need, APRIL creates a nurturing relationship with every client and educates policy holders on the full scope of support and services available to them.

For more information, contact APRIL Travel Protection at 855-277-4587, email info@AprilTravelProtection.com or visit www.AprilTravelProtection.com.

About APRIL Travel Protection

APRIL Travel Protection is owned by APRIL, an international group with 45 operational companies in more than 40 different countries. APRIL is listed on Euronext Stock Exchange and has yearly sales of more than $1.1 billion. 

With its guiding principles to build trust, push boundaries, innovate and keep it simple, APRIL Global Assistance Network benefits from an extensive organizational structure servicing more than six million policyholders worldwide.

The company's U.S. division is supported by American Modern Insurance Group (an AM Best A+ rated carrier) as its preferred underwriter and is headquartered at 11900 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 600, Miami, FL, 33181.

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