Travel Guard Offers Free Assistance to Travelers Affected by Hurricane Dean


America's Leading Travel Insurance and Assistance Provider Helps Travelers of Those Affected by Dean with Medical and Emergency Travel Assistance

AIG Travel Guard announced that it will provide emergency travel services and medical assistance services free to all travelers and families affected by Hurricane Dean. The services Travel Guard is offering to travelers affected include airline or hotel reservations, message relay to family and friends still stranded in the affected areas, cash wire transfers and lost travel document replacement assistance. In addition, Travel Guard is offering to provide emergency travel arrangement assistance, such as airline or hotel reservations, to family members seeking to mobilize loved ones in the affected areas. Travelers and family members seeking these services for their relatives can call Travel Guard Assist (866-644-6811 or 715-295-1209).

"Our worldwide travel and assistance centers have seen over a 40% increase in calls from our travelers looking to flee Cancun and surrounding areas before the hurricane worsens," said John Noel, CEO and founder of AIG Travel Guard. "We're now using our assistance capabilities to help all travelers and families affected by Hurricane Dean."

"We have made arrangements to properly staff our travel assistance coordinators in order to do whatever we can to help those involved, and we urge other companies to do the same," said Noel.

AIG Travel Guard is one of America's leading providers of travel insurance plans for more than 6 million travelers each year. Travel insurance plans through AIG Travel Guard are distributed by more than 12,000 travel agents across the United States.

Travel insurance through AIG Travel Guard may include coverage for trip cancellation, travel interruptions and delays, emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation expenses, and lost or delayed baggage. AIG Travel Guard's plans also includes 24-hour travel emergency service* for emergency medical assistance, last-minute or emergency travel changes, lost luggage tracking, pre-trip travel advice, and more. AIG Travel Guard is a wholly owned subsidiary of AIG Travel, Inc., a member company of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). American International Group, Inc. (AIG), world leaders in insurance and financial services, is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of retirement services, financial services and asset management around the world. AIG's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo.

The travel Insurance plans offered through AIG Travel Guard are underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa, with its principal place of business in New York, NY and a member of the AIG Companies®. The Policy contains reductions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions. All coverages are not available in all states.

*Non insurance services are provided by AIG Travel Assist.

Source: AIG Travel Guard via PRNewswire.com

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