UniversityTickets, the world’s leading provider of ticketing services to colleges and universities, and Mondial Assistance, a leading travel and specialty insurance and assistance provider, today announced a partnership that will make Event Ticket Protector insurance available on all ticket purchases made through the UniversityTickets dedicated ticketing platform used by hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada.
Event Ticket Protector insurance will be offered by UniversityTickets and provides coverage for event tickets that go unused due to illnesses, traffic accidents, car breakdowns or even flight delays.
“Despite their best intentions, sometimes customers just can’t make it to an event or concert,” said Stephen Weissman, president of UniversityTickets. “Partnering with Mondial Assistance to offer Event Ticket Protector will give customers an opportunity to recoup 100 percent of their ticket costs, including taxes and shipping. And that means happier customers for our university partners.”
Event Ticket Protector insurance, which typically costs approximately 5% of the total ticket and shipping fees, covers the ticket price, taxes and shipping up to $10,000 per ticket.
“Now consumers who purchase their tickets through UniversityTickets have the added peace of mind of knowing they are protected when they have to miss an event due to a covered reason,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Mondial Assistance. “UniversityTickets customers won’t have to face the financial burden—in addition to the disappointment—of missing an event.”
Launched in 2006, Event Ticket Protector has covered nearly one billion dollars in tickets to sporting events, concerts, races, special events and more. Typical covered reasons include, but are not limited to, illness or serious injury, traffic accidents, mechanical breakdown, airline delay, employer termination, and military duty.
UniversityTickets is a leading provider of ticketing services for Colleges and Universities. Founded in 1999 after a successful pilot at Cornell University, UniversityTickets offers simple, cost-effective ways for college and university organizations to sell tickets and collect payments via the Internet. Our products were born in a college environment and have been built from the ground up around the unique needs of college event ticketing. Headquartered in New York City, UniversityTickets is a privately-owned corporation.
About Mondial Assistance:
Mondial Assistance, part of the Allianz group of companies, is a global leader in specialty insurance and emergency assistance services. In the United States, Mondial Assistance is a brand name of World Access Service Corp., which is best known for its Access America® brand of travel insurance and assistance services. The U.S. operation, one of 29 business units, serves major travel suppliers, health insurers, credit card, and entertainment companies with insurance products, international travel assistance, and concierge services. For more information, please visit www.mondialUSA.com and follow Mondial Assistance on Twitter at twitter.com/Mondial_Assist.