Arch Insurance today announced that Backroads, the leader in active travel, has selected Arch RoamRight as its primary travel insurance provider. Backroads travelers now have access to Arch RoamRight’s travel insurance products and award winning customer service and claims teams when they book travel through Backroads.
As the travel industry continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of travel insurance is a key contributor to the planning and decision processes for many travelers. Arch RoamRight’s products offer protection against unused prepaid, nonrefundable trip deposits caused by covered trip cancellations and interruptions, as well as medical emergencies. Such policies marketed are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company.
“The Backroads active approach to travel creates exciting opportunities to see the world,” said Cory Sobczyk, VP of Business Development, Arch Insurance. “We’re pleased that Backroads now offers our travel insurance products through their website and trained advisors to their valued customers.”
Backroads’ travelers interested in purchasing Arch RoamRight’s travel insurance to help protect their travel plans can work with their trained travel advisors to understand and purchase coverage that meets their specific travel needs.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Arch as they have demonstrated a track record of exemplary customer service, technology innovation and responsiveness,” said Avery Hale, Director of Sales, Backroads. “Arch Insurance provides our guests with confidence, knowing that their travel investment is protected if an unexpected event requires them to cancel or interrupts their trip for any covered reason included in their policy.”
About Arch Insurance North America
Arch Insurance North America, part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., includes Arch’s insurance operations in the United States and Canada. Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company with approximately $15.8 billion in capital at March 31, 2021, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.
About Arch RoamRight
Arch RoamRight (www.RoamRight.com) is the co-branding of Arch and RoamRight® marks used by Arch Insurance Company to market its travel insurance that insures U.S. residents traveling around the world. From trip cancellation to travel medical insurance plans and an award-winning mobile app and website, Arch RoamRight™ is an industry leader in innovation and technological solutions. In 2020, Arch RoamRight won multiple Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, and was named a Best Places to Work by Business Intelligence Group.
Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been a leading innovator in active and adventure travel for over 40 years. The company runs biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure, family, private and active ocean & river cruise trips in hundreds of locations across the globe. Backroads hosts thousands of guests each year, 75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests. For more information, please visit backroads.com.
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Vice President – Marketing
Arch Insurance Company