Concerned About Executives Travel Safety
Traveling has become more challenging, more time consuming, and more dangerous. The risk for terror related attacks and other acts of violence, as well as social and political upheavals, and natural disasters can put the lives of your valued employees at risk. Fortunately, there are insurance companies that focus on travel insurance for executives, whether they are on a business-related trip, or a pleasure trip. Not all policies are created equal, and it is vital that you carefully vet the companies, and the policies they are offering.
In light of the recent and devastating earthquake in Nepal, and the number of Americans and Europeans that were stranded on Mt. Everest, and throughout other areas of Nepal, travel insurance has become a top priority for many companies. There were thousands of individuals stranded on the mountain, and in the surrounding villages, many suffering from significant injuries. If one of these individuals had been one of your executives, what would your organization spend to get him/her home safely?
While some travel insurance policies only protect the financial investment of the trip, others off a great deal more, including immediate health consultations and priority evacuations. This can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a natural disaster or civil unrest. And in the event of death, these policies can provide for the repatriation of the body home, and travel arrangements for family members.
What many people are surprised to learn is that comprehensive travel insurance is relatively inexpensive; particularly when considering the other options. While some policies can be purchased per trip, for executives that travel frequently, an annual policy may be a better and more cost-effective solution.
Executives that travel for business frequently of face significant burdens while traveling, including delayed or cancelled flights, lost baggage, and a lack of office space and difficulty gaining access to the facility they are visiting. Like travel insurance that provides an extra level of emotional and physical security, Veristream’s iSiteAccess promotes streamlined access to facilities. Instead of carrying multiple access cards from point to point that risks the security of each facility if they are ever lost or stolen, iSiteAccess provides a more secure and efficient way to manage access to facilities.
With an SaaS system, the executive pre-registers their visit through the online secure portal, and the receiving facility automatically receives an alert of their arrival. This facilitates proper preparation including office space, hotels, sedan service, and whatever other special accommodations need to be made prior to the executive’s arrival. With iSiteAccess, no physical access cards are required. A digital paperless badge is sent to the executive, and upon their arrival, all they need to be granted entry is their mobile device, and their identification card.
Travelling is stressful on the executive, their family members, and the team at the receiving facility. Protecting employees from harm whether from a natural disaster or an act of violence, must be of the utmost importance. Securing your properties with state-of-the-art visitor management systems and security systems must be a priority. However, their safety while on a business trip or a personal trip also must be considered. If you have executives and board members that often travel, it is important to look for ways that you can help keep them safe and secure, wherever they may be.