LeaderSail Signs TripInsurance.com as Preferred Travel Insurance Provider for JROTC Seamanship Program

LeaderSail Recommends TripInsurance.com to Provide Comprehensive Travel Coverage for High School Cadets Training at Sea in the British Virgin Islands.

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (April 15, 2012) — TripInsurance.com (http://www.TripInsurance.com), the most trusted online resource to help travelers find the trip coverage they need at savings of 40% or more, today announced that LeaderSail (http://www.leadersail.org), a leadership development program that trains JROTC cadets at sea, has signed TripInsurance.com as the Preferred Provider for travel insurance for students participating in their programs.

Now in its fourth year, LeaderSail takes young men and women from JROTC programs around the country to the British Virgin Islands on one-week and two-week training voyages. The shipboard seamanship training is structured to build character and promote leadership skills in the cadets, but enrollees are required to carry some form of travel insurance, including travel medical coverage before they sail.

“When we decided to move our on-board training to the British Virgin Islands, we discovered that the insurance coverage that most students carried had exclusions that prevented coverage in case of emergency in the West Indies,” explains Wayne Walker, Program Director for LeaderSail. “Although we have never had a problem, we know accidents can happen. That’s why we require all our cadets to carry travel insurance in case of a medical emergency. We have found that Tripinsurance.com offers the best rates and has the best customer service for our needs, and if students can’t provide their own insurance we know that TripInsurance.com will offer the coverage they need.”

According to Walker, TripInsurance.com was able to tailor its insurance packages to meet LeaderSail’s unique requirements, and make it easy for cadets to easily sign up for the insurance they need. The program requires that participants carry at least $25,000 in travel medical coverage and $250,000 coverage for medical evacuation. In addition to the medical travel insurance the program requires, TripInsurance.com also offers trip cancellation policies and other kinds of travel insurance that can prove extremely valuable to cadets who may be delayed in transit to meet the ship or in case of some other routine travel problem. And Walker says he has peace of mind knowing that he can reach an insurance representative by telephone at any time.

“LeaderSail has a unique insurance need that we can easily accommodate through our carrier network,” said Dan Skilken, President and CEO of TripInsurance.com. “And by making us a Preferred Provider, we can offer customized insurance packages at incredible rates that their cadets won’t be able to match elsewhere. This relationship allows us to work closely to create custom programs so everyone wins.”

About LeaderSail
LeaderSail is a leadership development program structured around sail training and marine exploration. The program was developed by JROTC instructors and tailored for cadets from all services – Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy. The program offers the adventure of a lifetime with hands-on leadership and seamanship training in the British Virgin Islands.

The LeaderSail program is open to teenagers participating in the JROTC program. For more information, visit http://www.leadersail.org.

About TripInsurance.com
TripInsurance.com is the online resource for comprehensive, comprehensible, and affordable travel insurance. Most travelers really don’t understand the details and benefits of travel insurance, and buy based on recommendations from their travel agent or a third party. TripInsurance.com simplifies buying travel insurance by providing comparison shopping online for the best coverage at the lowest prices. TripInsurance.com is committed to making insurance terms easy to understand, providing the best available coverage categorized by customers’ specific needs, and allowing travelers to buy direct from leading underwriters to achieve savings of 40% or more. The company is fully licensed for Property and Casualty, Life, and Accident and Health insurance in all 50 states, and the staff are fully trained and licensed insurance professionals.

For more information, visit http://www.tripinsurance.com.

Dan Skilken
(408) 215-2900

Tom Woolf
Gumas Advertising
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