The 24/7 assistance services can also answer questions you may have about coverage and available options in the event of a medical or travel emergency, says Kasara Barto, spokesperson for Squaremouth, a travel insurance provider.
The Travel Assistance Number Isn’t Just for Emergencies
While natural disasters can ruin a trip, smaller problems can cause big ripples in your plans, too.
This can include a wide range of 24/7 help for:
- Medical referrals
- Emergency message relay
- Arranging medical evacuation or repatriation
- Emergency translation
- Emergency cash transfer
- Prescription replacement
- Payment guarantees for medical facilities abroad
- Legal assistance
AIG Travel plans, for example, include a range of services in addition to emergency medical assistance, such as worldwide travel assistance, security assistance and concierge services.
It’s important to note that benefits do differ by policy and many providers offer additional services as well, says Barto. For example, a travel insurer’s assistance service may be able to help with lost luggage or lost travel documents.
Read the full Forbes article online here: https://www.forbes.com/advisor/travel-insurance/24-7-assistance-services/