Travel Guard

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Travel Guard
Industry Travel insurance
Founded 1982
Founder John M. Noel [1]
Headquarters Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States & Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Phil Hsia, (CEO) [2]
Number of employees
700 (2009)

Travel Guard is a North American travel insurance provider. It specializes in providing travel insurance, assistance and emergency travel service plans.


In 1982 John M. Noel developed the Travel Guard product while he was working at Sentry Insurance. Soon, John purchased the rights to Travel Guard[3] and by 1985 Travel Guard was operating out of the basement of its founder’s home. The company acquired Marathon Travel Shops in 1987. Then, in 1991, the Travel Guard was acquired by French-based GMF, but Noel reacquired the company in 1993. In 2000, Noel, David LaFayette and Nathan LaFayette created Travel Guard-Canada to offer travel insurance and travel services to Canadians. In May 2006, New York based American International Companies, Inc. (AIG) acquired Travel Guard. Travel Guard remains based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin with a new CEO, Dean Sivley, to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.[4] In July 2009, Travel Guard moved to its new home in a business park located off I-39 in Stevens Point. The company operated at this new location as part of Chartis, AIG's rebranded U.S. property-casualty subsidiary. AIG subsidiary, National Union Fire Insurance Company, underwrites Travel Guard policies. Chartis has been rebranded to AIG Property and Casualty LTD. in November 2012. Travel Guard still is operating under the AIG umbrella.

Operating Territory[edit]

Travel Guard is headquartered in Stevens Point, WI, with worldwide assistance centers in Houston, Toronto, Canada; Shoreham, United Kingdom; Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Mexico City.

Travel Guard Canada[edit]

A sister company of Travel Guard, Travel Guard Canada is a provider of travel insurance plans, covering Canadian travelers worldwide. Travel Guard Canada travel insurance plans offer coverage for emergency medical and health expenses, vacation and trip cancellation, travel interruption and delays, lost baggage and more.

Savvy Traveller Online Travel Resource
In 2008, Travel Guard Canada launched The Savvy Traveller to provide Canadians with a resource tool to provide travel tips, resources, news articles and other travel information. In 2009, was awarded the bronze CPRS (Canadian Public Relations Society of Toronto) ACE Award for, "Best Use of Communication Tools."[5]

Travel Guard United Kingdom[edit]

Travel Guard UK is a provider of travel insurance plans, covering citizens of United Kingdom all over the world. Travel Guard United Kingdom provides expenses for medical emergencies and other health issues, travel crisis like trip delay and any accidental damage etc.

Travel Guard Ireland (Chartis Europe Limited)[edit]

Travel Guard Ireland provide its Travel related services with name AIG Europe Limited. AIG Europe Limited is listed among top 100 companies of countries with man-power of above ten thousand. Chartis Europe Limited provide all kind of travel insurance like single trip, annual travel insurance etc.


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