Georgia Schoolteacher wins $10,000 for Reading Insurance Fine Print

Insurance company Squaremouth held a contest, giving $10,000 to clients who are able to spot the text and call for a claim. Luckily enough, Georgia schoolteacher Donelan Andrews spotted the curious text on the travel insurance, which is on the seventh page.

According to the company, Andrews was the first to reach out to claim the reward, 23 hours after the event was launched. They call the contest Pays to Read, to raise awareness that people need to read whatever it is on the fine print before signing and eventually paying for the insurance.

“We understand most customers don’t actually read contracts or documentation when buying something, but we know the importance of doing so,” Squaremouth said. “Many travellers buy travel insurance and just assume they’re covered if anything goes wrong, without actually reading the details of their policy. The lack of understanding is one of the biggest reasons travel insurance claims are denied.”

Meanwhile, Andrews said in a statement that she never miss and skip what’s written on the fine print. “I used to put a question like that midway through an exam, saying ‘if you’re reading this, skip the next question.’ That caught my eye and intrigued me to keep on reading.”

Andrews said that she’s planning to use the reward on a trip to Scotland for the 35th wedding anniversary with her husband.

Moreover, the two schools where Andrews teaches will also benefit from this incident, with Squaremouth donating $5,000 to Upson-Lee High School and Lamar Country High School in Western Georgia.