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Travel Guard Offering Free Assistance to Travelers Concerned With Swine Flu Outbreak's Impact

STEVENS POINT, Wis., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Guard ( ( announced today it is providing free emergency travel and medical assistance services and travel health information to U.S. and Canadian travelers affected by or concerned with the recent swine flu outbreak. These services include worldwide medical referrals; up-to-the-minute updates on outbreak status and travel areas affected; information on symptoms, prevention and treatment; and coordination of travel arrangements for those in transit.

Travel Guard will also provide information and medical referrals for travelers in transit who believe they may be experiencing swine flu symptoms. Travelers seeking these services can call Travel Guard at 1-866-644-6811 (US and Canada toll-free) or collect at 1-715-295-1209 (for international callers). Travel Guard is also providing information and updates related to the swine flu situation on its Web sites at and

"Our worldwide travel assistance operations are closely monitoring the swine flu outbreak and its impact on travelers around the world," said Dan McGinnity, spokesperson for Travel Guard. "Travelers can contact us for travel updates, health warnings, prevention and treatment tips and other information related to this situation."

Travel Guard is North America's leading provider of travel insurance plans and assistance services. For more information about Travel Guard, travelers can see their travel agent, visit or call Travel Guard's World Service Center at 1-800-826-1300.

About Travel Guard

Travel Guard Group, Inc. ("Travel Guard") ( is one of North America's leading providers of travel insurance for more than 6 million travelers each year. Travel insurance plans through Travel Guard are distributed by more than 12,000 travel agents across North America.

Travel insurance plans through Travel Guard may include coverage for trip cancellation, travel interruptions and delays, emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation expenses, and lost or delayed baggage. Most plans also include 24-hour travel assistance services* for emergency medical assistance, last-minute or emergency travel changes, lost luggage tracking, pre-trip travel advice, and more.

The travel insurance offered through Travel Guard is underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., with its principal place of business in New York, NY. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions. All coverages may not available in all states.

*Assistance services are provided by Travel Guard Assist.

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