Safety is a Necessary Concern for Kiteboarding (Kitesurfing)

Clearwater, FL, July 31, 2006 --( The American Kite Surfing Association (AKSA) is making international insurance coverage easy to secure with instant confirmations online and via email. For those that are participating in any hazardous sporting activity (so long as it is solely for leisure, recreational, entertainment or fitness purposes), a Sports Rider Coverage is absolutely essential. To register for this important coverage a special web page has been created exclusively for AKSA members:

According to Logan Long, president of AKSA, “It is irresponsible for our members to travel abroad and participate in this exciting but risky sport without proper insurance coverage. It is for this precise reason that AKSA has aligned with eGlobalHealth Insurers Agency, LLC and MNUI to provide the best sports rider insurance coverage available today.”

The four programs being offered to AKSA members include:

• The Atlas Series: Short-term health insurance for individuals traveling outside their Home Country.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Atlas plan is ideal. Packages are available from a minimum of 5 days up to a maximum of one year. At no additional cost, the Atlas Series adds coverage for Emergency Medical Evacuation, Acts of Terrorism and Complications of Pregnancy.

• The Atlas Group Series: Short-term international health insurance for 5 or more traveling abroad.
The Atlas Group series is tailored for groups of 5 or more US and non-US Citizens traveling outside their Home Country for 5 days up to one year. The perfect plan for vacation groups, missionaries, students and business executives featuring Emergency Medical Evacuation, coverage for Acts of Terrorism and Home Country Medical Coverage.

• The Atlas Professional: International health coverage for frequent travelers of business or pleasure, taking multiple trips throughout the year.
The Atlas Professional is available to the frequent leisure or business traveler and their families who require a 12 month comprehensive medical policy with coverage for multiple trips of 30 days duration or less. If one maintains medical coverage in their home country, the Atlas Professional is designed to take the risk out of international multi-trip business or leisure travel.

• MultiNational Accident Plan (MAP): The first comprehensive personal accident plan for international travelers.
MAP features high limit Accidental Death and Dismemberment and high limit Permanent and Total Disability insurance - including coverage for most acts of War and Terrorism. This plan may be purchased alone or as a supplement to any other product and is available for any country in the world. No underwriting is required!

All plans are underwritten by Lloyd's of London which provides accident and health insurance to over 1,000,000 people in 100 countries. Lloyd's currently enjoys an A rating from Standard and Poors and is highly qualified to protect AKSA members on their next international trip.

MultiNational Underwriters (MNU) is the exclusive administrator for all the insurance plans offered mentioned above.

American Kite Surfing Association is the leading organization for kite surfers in North America. The purpose of the enterprise is to bring heightened awareness to this fast-growing, dynamic, and fun sport.

Cathi Long
Executive VP
American Kite Surfing Association

American Kite Surfing Association
Cathi Long