MIAMI – GoReady Insurance, a dedicated travel and event insurance company has been launched following the merger of April Travel Protection into the K2 Insurance group. K2 purchased April Travel USA earlier in 2021 and has now rebranded the firm to become the travel sector of the niche insurance firm’s group of companies.
GoReady Insurance will maintain its Florida-based staff and continue the successful programs previously provided by April Travel. Jason Schreier, a nearly 30-year veteran in the travel and insurance industry, stays on as Chief Executive Officer of the newly branded company.
GoReady is independently owned and not part of an underwriting company as are many of the other travel insurance firms. This enables the company to choose which insurance underwriters to work with to get the best pricing for clients. The company also has a variety of plans to enable and ensure that clients only pay for the coverage they need.
K2 Insurance Services, LLC (K2), is an insurance holding company that owns and controls a diverse set of specialty program administrators. K2 markets, underwrites, and services over $1 billion annually in niche commercial and personal insurance premiums. K2 operates GoReady as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary.
“With the added benefit of K2 providing both financial credibility and stability to our company, we took the time during the pandemic to rebrand April Travel USA as GoReady Insurance with both a renewed dedication to provide affordable travel insurance products and an added emphasis in the event arena,” said Jason Schreier, CEO.
“Our dedicated and creative staff of employees continue with the new GoReady brand and also have a renewed enthusiasm as we move forward working with travel advisors, tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and associations in the travel sector,” Schreier added.
Schreier stressed that the GoReady employees are driven by values and strive to provide simple agreements and services that are easily understood by customers. “Our staff create a nurturing relationship with every customer, listen carefully and adopt a friendly approach to assist them over the long term, helping them cope with sometimes difficult situations,” he said, adding: “We help make sense of the current fluid and complicated rules of traveling and how insurance fits into these constantly changing protocols and logistics.”
The April Travel brand had been taking care of travelers for more than 33 years, providing insurance programs in Europe and Latin America since 1988. K2 purchased the U.S. division earlier this year and rebranded the company as GoReady Insurance to reflect the new expanded strength and focus of the firm.
All the same insurance innovative products that April had, including the now famous Stress Less Benefits, remain in the GoReady product line and now have the added benefit of K2’s expansive team and resources.
“Our Stress Less Benefits program has been one of the most successful and highest ranked travel insurance components and GoReady Insurance will maintain that benefit to protect vacationers and business travelers with its no hassle claim process,” Schreier said.
“No one wants to fight with an insurance company when they are already stressed by having to file a claim,” Schreier said, adding: “We understand that and developed the Stress Less Benefits product to eliminate any extra anxiety for our clients and their travel advisors.”
The Stress Less Benefits program is an instant adjudication service to bypass the claims process for a wide range of emergencies and inconveniences including injury, sickness, severe weather, natural disasters, terrorism, strikes, supplier default and more. Travelers can enjoy their vacation without often worrying about out-of-pocket expenses or a protracted battle for claims reimbursement.
“We coordinate solutions and pay the necessary expenses so the traveler does not have the pain of dealing with claim forms when they return home,” says Schreier. “Clients appreciate this and their travel agents, tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and other suppliers are relieved of any claims hassles after the trip,” he added.
“We have the ability to coordinate solutions and pay the necessary expenses on the spot thus allowing our policyholder to avoid having to go through claims reimbursements,” noted Schreier.
Regardless of the type of traveler, simple tasks like fixing a pair of glasses or getting a prescription become much more difficult when away from home. GoReady has a travel assistance service support system. If a delayed flight, medical emergency, lost or stolen baggage or any other challenge should arise, GoReady’s 24-hour assistance center provides a toll-free number where a team is ready to coordinate everything needed.
GoReady’s travel insurance plans are full service, with 24-hour assistance and concierge services that provide clients support with medical emergencies, identity theft, express airport security assistance, tracking lost luggage, airport transfers, legal related services abroad, travel reservation services, event ticketing, retail discounts and much more.
GoReady provides assistance and concierge services when clients need them, providing toll-free and collect call numbers, live chat or Skype calls, e-mail from land or at sea and text messaging options, allowing clients the ability to reach a representative anywhere, anytime.
K2 Insurance Services
K2 Insurance Services (K2) is an insurance services holding company, which owns and controls a diverse set of specialty program administrators. Through its MGAs, K2 markets, underwrites, and services over $1 billion annually in niche commercial and personal insurance premiums. From workers’ compensation for high hazard exposures such as commercial transportation to personal lines coverage for manufactured homes, K2 helps insure clients across a diverse array of risks and industries. K2 is headquartered in San Diego, California and is a privately held company.
GoReady Insurance is owned by K2 Insurance Services to serve the needs of vacationers and business travelers while helping travel advisors and travel industry suppliers benefit from the resources and strength of an organizational structure servicing over $1 billion in premium worldwide.
GoReady is headquartered at 11900 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 610, Miami, FL. Visit: GoReadyInsurance.com.