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Woman Wins $10K By Reading Insurance Policy

The first person to email the company and mention the fine-print contest would win $10,000.
March 13, 2019

Thomaston, Georgia-based high school teacher Donelan Andrews purchased a $454 travel insurance policy through the website Squaremouth before a getaway to England. When she received the insurance policy through subsidiary Tin Leg, Andrews sat down and read the fine print, noticing the statement:

“We estimate that less than 1 percent of travelers that purchase a travel insurance policy actually read all of their policy information — and we’re working to change that.”

It went on to say that the first person to email the company and mention the fine-print contest would win $10,000, and Andrews immediately emailed and won. The company said the contest had started a day earlier, and it had sent out 73 policies to different customers who had purchased them. Andrews was the first to respond. “We want people to read it because we want people to understand what they’re covered for and not covered for,” said company spokesman Jenna Hummer.

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