Zika Virus – Travel Insured

Travel Insured – Zika Virus Travel Insurance Coverage Position Statement

Posted: 01/29/2016

On Friday, January 15th, 2016, a travel alert was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Mexico, and countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean due to an outbreak of Zika virus in these regions.

Travel Insured plans and the coverage available are not impacted by this travel alert. Countries in these regions continue to be eligible destinations. Should travelers become ill with the Zika virus while traveling, coverage may be available for Emergency Medical, Medical Evacuation, Trip Cancellation, or Trip Interruption.

Some travelers may prefer to cancel their trip out of concern for the Zika virus. Plans with Cancel For Any Reason Coverage allow travelers to decide for themselves whether to travel or cancel their trip.  Please be aware that to qualify for Cancel For Any Reason coverage, the plan must be purchased within 14 days of the initial trip deposit date and the latest opportunity to use the Cancel For Any Reason benefit is 2 days prior to the trip departure. Please refer to all plan documents for complete details of your coverage.

At this time, we advise travelers to take enhanced precautions against mosquito bites. Please contact us at 1-800-243-3174 with any questions you may have.

In the event of an emergency, please contact our non-insurance assistance services at 1-800-494-9907.