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The Home-Free Lifestyle: Seven Questions With Travel Guru Lynne Martin

We recently talked to travel expert Lynne Martin, innovator of the home-free lifestyle and author of “Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life and Saw the World," and "Cook Like a Local in France” (see links at the end of the article). In this interview, Lynne shares her [...]

Life Insurance and Divorce: 4 Basic Questions Answered

Divorce is devastating, plain and simple. It is, quite literally, the ripping apart of what was once one life together. On top of the personal and emotional difficulties that divorce entails, there is a swarm of practical details to figure out that can easily monopolize all the time, energy, and effort of all parties [...]

2021-06-16T17:36:22+00:00April 6, 2021|Life Insurance|

Countries Requiring More Travel Insurance Coverage from Tourists Due to COVID

COVID-19 changed our travel plans in 2020, to put it lightly. Shutdowns, travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, and a worldwide lockdown all converged to cancel our trips and leave us crazed with cabin fever. Fortunately, now that restrictions are starting to ease up, we're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel [...]

2021-06-16T17:36:45+00:00February 10, 2021|COVID-19, Travel Insurance|

A Tale of Two Trips: Video by GeoBlue

Here's a video from the fine folks over at GeoBlue Travel Insurance that is simultaneously cute and extremely relevant. GeoBlue writes about the video: When a terrible accident befalls two travelers, see how the members’ experiences differ in this short video – a cautionary tale based on an actual member’s experience. Share this video with [...]

2021-05-03T22:12:54+00:00January 23, 2021|Travel Insurance|

How COVID is Impacting Healthcare for Non-COVID Patients: Interview on KCBX

One of the biggest under-the-radar stories of the coronavirus pandemic is the care that non-COVID patients aren't getting. In light of ongoing shelter-in-place regulations and the fear of exposure, many people who have had serious medical issues have simply stayed home instead of getting the care they need. To discuss the impact COVID has [...]

2020-09-15T05:30:54+00:00September 15, 2020|COVID-19|

COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Impacts on Travel Insurance

As we've mentioned elsewhere, the COVID-19 pandemic has, to put it lightly, thrown a bit of a monkey wrench into our travel plans—but it doesn't stop there. As you might be surprised to learn, the "coronavirus" has not only impacted the travel industry, but travel insurance as well.Here are two particular ways that COVID-19 has [...]

2020-08-17T18:28:22+00:00August 17, 2020|COVID-19, Travel Insurance|

Travel Insurance 101: Staying Covered While Abroad

The current COVID-19 pandemic has put all of our travel plans on indefinite hold. The trips planned to celebrate anniversaries, attend graduations, vacation with the family, or to visit loved ones have all been either canceled or postponed. These changes to our plans can cause a level of uncertainty, and when we do start to [...]

COBRA vs. Cal-COBRA: What’s the Relationship and What’s the Difference?

Life happens. If you’ve lost an employer-provided health insurance plan—whether it was yours, a spouse’s, or even a parent’s—options such as Cal-COBRA can help you stay covered. What is Cal-COBRA? Cal-COBRA, California’s version of federal COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act), is a set of laws designed to help you temporarily keep [...]

How to Keep Your Insurance When You’ve Lost Your Job: Interview with AJC SLO

"I just lost my job. So what do I do now about my insurance?" Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 "coronavirus" crisis wreaking so much havoc on our lives, it's a question that are many are asking right now—and that many more will ask in the coming weeks and months. But did you know that [...]

Because of COVID-19, Covered CA Extends Open Enrollment thru June 2020

Open Enrollment Extended thru June 30, 2020 Covered California has announced that open enrollment will be extended thru the end of June in view of the COVID-19 "coronavirus" crisis. They write: "Effective immediately, anyone uninsured and eligible to enroll in health care coverage through Covered California can sign up through the end of [...]