SOURCE: Seven Corners, Inc.

June 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Seven Corners Offers Affordable Trip Cancellation and Travel Medical Insurance Packages to Olympic Enthusiasts Traveling to Beijing, China for the 2008 Summer Games

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Seven Corners, one of the industry's most experienced travel health insurance providers, today introduced a comprehensive travel insurance package created for the more than 500,000 expected attendees of the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Starting at $1.50 per day, this policy protects leisure and business travelers against potential problems unique to the upcoming Games in China such as natural disasters, terrorism activity, disease outbreaks, medical emergencies and legal issues. Travelers can upgrade this package with options such as trip disruption or cancellation that protects an Olympic fan's investment in this exciting event which can cost $4,000-$20,000 (not including airfare).

"For the sports enthusiast, there are few greater thrills than experiencing the Olympic Games first-hand," said Justin Tysdal, co-founder, principal and executive officer of Seven Corners. "But in light of China's recent and tragic earthquake and health alerts, as well as heightened security risks associated with the Olympic Games, purchasing trip cancellation and travel medical insurance is absolutely critical to a safe and enjoyable trip."

The U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention have issued various travel warnings and health alerts for individuals attending the 2008 Games. However, for as little as $1.50 per day, Seven Corners' travel medical insurance policy protects travelers against the cost of medical evacuations (which can cost over $100,000), hospitalizations, surgeries, ambulance transportation, doctor and dentist visits and prescriptions. The company has direct contracts with seven hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as a vast network of physicians and pharmacies.

Not including airfare, Olympic enthusiasts are spending between $4,000-$20,000 for hotel, food, transportation, Olympic tickets and other event-related activities. However, by purchasing Seven Corners' trip cancellation insurance, travelers can protect themselves from the exorbitant cost and inconvenience of lost event tickets, flight delays and cancellations, airline bankruptcies and lost luggage.

To protect U.S. citizens from a host of legal issues while traveling abroad, Seven Corners' Olympic travel insurance package also includes coverage for legal expenses such as bail bonds, legal assistance and representation, and repatriation.

Seven Corners' policy holders have access to 24-hour multilingual assistance; pre-trip information on Olympic-specific regulations, health care, political and cultural issues; and connections to international legal and health care resources. For more information call 800-335-0611 or visit

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