Can I cancel if I am starting a new job and don’t have approved time off yet?

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Short Answer

No, cancelling a trip for work reasons, whether to start a new job or because you did not have pre-approved vacation time, is not a covered reason to cancel a trip. 

More Detail

Cancelling a trip due to work reasons without having pre-approved vacation time revoked is not a covered reason to cancel your trip. 

If you are concerned about a new job impacting your planned trip, you should consider purchasing a policy with the optional Cancel for Any Reason upgrade. This benefit allows travelers to cancel a trip for any reason not otherwise covered under standard Trip Cancellation benefits. Cancel for Any Reason provides up to 75% reimbursement of the insured trip cost, and requires you insure 100% of your prepaid and non-refundable trip costs. This upgrade typically must be purchased within 14-21 days of your initial booking date, and allows you to cancel 2-3 days before your departure date.

The Cancel for Work Reasons benefit only provides coverage if your previously approved time off has been revoked because you are required to work.

This information can vary based on the travel insurance policy. Please review the policy certificate to verify coverage. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET seven days a week and are delighted to help!