Zika Virus

Zika Virus – Tin Leg

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Tin Leg – Zika Virus Travel Insurance Coverage Position Statement

Updated: 01/25/2016

On Friday, January 15, 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Zika virus Travel Health Notice Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions, for Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America. On Friday, January 22, Samoa and Cape Verde were also issued a Travel Health Notice Level 2 for Zika virus.

What you need to know about your policy:
Despite the outbreak, Tin Leg policies still offer Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation benefits for travelers who become infected with the Zika virus while on a covered trip.

Tin Leg does not exclude any declared pandemics or epidemics, as such, coverage will remain available as long as a policy is purchased before the traveler contracts the virus.

Travelers who purchase a policy may have coverage for the following benefits if they become infected by the Zika virus.

  • Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption:
    • Illness of you, your traveling companion or a family member
  • Emergency Medical
    • Coverage for medical expenses if travelers become infected with the Zika virus while traveling
  • Medical Evacuation:
    • Coverage for medical evacuation if you must be transferred due to infection of the Zika virus.

In the event of an emergency, please contact Tin Leg’s 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department as soon as reasonably possible at:

Emergency Assistance Inside US: 844-927-9265 (Toll Free)
Emergency Assistance Outside US (Collect Call): 001-727-264-5657
Emergency Assistance Email: emergency@tinleg.com

In the event of a claim, please contact Tin Leg’s Claim department at 844-240-1233 or claims@tinleg.com.

Please contact Tin Leg with any questions at 844-240-1233, we are delighted to answer any additional questions.