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Potts Law Firm Named to Leadership Role in Multidistrict Litigation for Travelers Battling COVID-19 Insurance Denials

HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A federal judge has appointed Houston-based Potts Law Firm as co-lead class counsel for the plaintiffs’ in multidistrict litigation against the primary travel insurance provider for popular websites such as VRBO. The consolidated lawsuits, previously filed in federal courts across the nation, allege that CSA Travel Protection, the American affiliate of Italy-based Generali Group, has refused to honor its policies and refund consumers nationwide for bookings that were properly cancelled due to COVID-19.  Also appointed co-lead counsel were Cafferty Clobes Meriweather and Sprengal LLP and Carlson Lynch LLP. Kirby McInerney was appointed Liaison Counsel.

The cases have been consolidated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York before the Honorable John G Koeltl.  Judge Koeltl joined the court after he was nominated in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.  

“This consolidation is very meaningful to individuals

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FCA Greenlights Specialist Medical List For Travel Insurance

Law360, London (January 28, 2021, 6:39 PM GMT) — The Financial Conduct Authority has approved a new travel insurance industry directory of specialist providers for people with more serious preexisting medical conditions.

The British Insurance Brokers Association’s list of specialists, launched on Wednesday, is aimed at travelers who face steep premiums, are declined coverage or have policies canceled because of a medical condition.

The FCA-sanctioned travel insurance directory comes in addition to one published by the Money and Pensions Service, which was set up by the government to provide impartial advice.

“All firms that offer retail travel insurance must include details of at least one of the confirmed directories on…

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Keep An Eye On These Travel Insurance Trends In 2021 | Personal-finance



Keep An Eye On These Travel Insurance Trends In 2021

The desire to travel is strong. While lockdowns, travel restrictions and ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks have seriously hampered our wanderlust in 2020, vaccinations give us some optimism for travel in 2021.

But the travel situation is constantly changing. As the travel industry adjusts on the fly, travelers also need to be able to adapt. Travel insurance is one of the best ways you can maintain that flexibility.

Here are travel insurance trends to keep an eye on in 2021.

Trip Cancellation Insurance Is a Must-Buy

“Trip cancellation has always been the primary driver of travel insurance purchases,” says Megan Moncrief, a spokesperson for Squaremouth, a travel insurance comparison website. “We’ve seen this number range from 80% to 90% of our sales, but never this high.”

Trip cancellation insurance reimburses the prepaid and non-refundable costs for your trip if you’re unable to travel due to an unforeseen

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Does Chase travel insurance apply if I pay for my trip with Ultimate Rewards points?



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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused one of the greatest disruptions in commercial travel, with unprecedented restrictions and a number of well-known airlines filing for bankruptcy protection. Whether or not you personally had a trip impacted by the pandemic, now is a great time to study up on trip cancellation insurance benefits offered by many top travel rewards cards.

TPG reader Vin reached out to ask whether award tickets would qualify under this coverage …

If you book a

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