Archive for April 2008
Travel insurance plans must be purchased before a hurricane is forecasted or predicted. Always refer to the policy certificate for any restriction or limitations that apply.
United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 April 11 2008 This Travel Warning is being issued to inform American citizens of violent demonstrations in Haiti and to urge American citizens to defer non-essential travel to the country. Official Americans are restricted from travel to Haiti. American citizens visiting Haiti should consider departing as […]
United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 April 07 2008 This Travel Warning updates information on security incidents in Yemen. On April 7, the Department of State ordered the departure from Yemen of non-emergency American employees of the U.S. Embassy and eligible family members. The Department recommends that American citizens defer non-essential travel […]
This article is reproduced from the MedjetAssist website. MedjetAssist: Safe Travel Defined Unlike other evacuation services, MedjetAssist lets you decide which hospital will be your final destination. Plus, there’s no medical necessity clause. If you are hospitalized, we’ll be there to pick you up — regardless of the nature of your illness or injury. Compare […]
No, you would not be able to purchase cancellation coverage for a “return” trip only. Unfortunately, travel insurance policies must be purchased prior to the start of your trip from your place of residence. In addition, most policies require that you insure your trip from the time you depart your home until your return.
Generally, travel insurance policies cover unforeseen events. Financial default often requires meeting additional conditions such as purchasing within an advantage period from the date of first deposit (usually 14 – 21 days) and most have a 14 day waiting period from the time insurance is purchased. Make sure the policy covers your travel provider. A […]
If you purchased a CSA travel insurance policy and you need medical assistance while traveling or en route to trip departure, you can call CSA’s 24-Hour Assistance Hotline to get a referral within the CSA designated provider network of 30,000 physicians and 180,000 service providers worldwide. Then when you receive treatment, you simply acknowledge that […]
While many travel insurance policies have specific exclusions for high risk or extreme sports, the CSA Freestyle Luxe plan now includes adventure travel at no additional premium for activities such as mountaineering, rock climbing, sky diving, hang gliding and bungee jumping. Refer to the policy certificate for full details.
No, typically travel insurance will not cover the cost of a substitute booking but will refund you the money you paid for your original travel arrangements if it is a covered benefit under the policy purchased and not refunded through the supplier or other source.
The supplier default benefit in travel insurance covers money you lose because of the bankruptcy of an airline, cruise line, tour operator, or other provider of travel services. Some travel insurance companies have eliminated this benefit while others pick and choose which travel suppliers they will and/or will not insure. The bankruptcy must be “unforeseen” […]