Summer is finally in full swing and as the weather continues to heat up, plenty of your clients will be gearing up for a long-awaited vacation.
That means they will be preparing for their flights, cramming as much as they can into a suitcase, and checking the extended weather forecast around the clock as they get ready to embark on their thoughtfully planned journeys. However, in the midst of hectic pre-flight planning, they may forget one important travel consideration: their jewelry.
Share these five reminders with your clients to make sure they're informed about traveling and jewelry:
1) Jewelry sold overseas may be overpriced or fake. Shopping is the No. 1 leisure activity for overseas travelers, according to the U.S. Travel Association. However, for those hoping to shop for unique jewelry, research is key. When shopping overseas, a team of Rossen Reports researchers found that several jewelry items were either overpriced or very low-quality.
2) Traveling with expensive jewelry can be hazardous. From losing a ring on the beach or leaving expensive earrings in the hotel safe to having something stolen in an unsafe part of town, traveling with jewelry is risky. Recommend that your clients document what they bring along, know where and when not to wear jewelry, rent a hotel safe, and conceal the more expensive pieces.
3) Jewelry can make navigating airports stressful. The airport can be tricky. To make it through with ease and avoid a public screening by a Transport Security Administration officer, do not pack jewelry in a checked bag and avoid wearing jewelry that stands out.
4) Travel jewelry is a thing. When heading out on a road trip, to the beach or to an amusement park, leaving your expensive jewelry at home is a no-brainer. However, instead of ditching it all, consider look into “travel jewelry"—a much cheaper option. A handful of jewelers make stylish pieces specifically for travelers.
5) Jewelers Mutual's standard coverage extends to overseas travel. Frequent travelers should consider finding insurance that includes standard worldwide travel coverage for jewelry.
To educate your clients further about traveling with jewelry, share Jeweler's Mutual's newly updated travel guide. To start quoting your clients for jewelry coverage and be secured as the agent of record, use the dedicated Big “I" Markets portal. Agent of record changes will not be processed by the carrier until renewal.
For more information about Jewelers Mutual, visit the Jewelry Insurance Product listing on Big "I" Markets. Coverage is available to Big "I" agents in all states.