Travel Insured Article Addresses Pet Coverage

Published by July 14, 2010

Travel insurance carriers sometimes provide coverage details and information in press releases.  Travel Insured recently wrote an article discussing how travelers’ pets are protected when a trip is delayed beyond the scheduled return.  The following is an excerpt from the press release.

Travel Insured International, a leading third-party trip insurance provider, offers Pet Care coverage in its comprehensive Worldwide Trip Protector and Trip Protector Gold plans to respond to concerns for domestic pets when their master is detained by an overseas medical emergency far from home. The coverage pays up to $50 per day up to a maximum of $300 to cover additional pet boarding fees. The coverage applies when fees are incurred after the first 24 hours of the insured traveler’s delayed return due to receiving in-patient medical treatment. The resulting, covered Pet Care is the extension of the insured’s pet’s pre-booked accommodation within a recognized boarding kennel, animal shelter or cattery. Note that for Pet Care coverage to take effect, the extended care must be substantiated in writing by the boarding facility, and must be the extension of an accommodation pre-booked prior to travel, and not a new pet care booking.

Travel Insured’s Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance, included with every plan, can also assist in making the necessary arrangements for the extended Pet Care back home when the sick or injured traveler is medically delayed overseas and unable to make his or her own arrangements. Among other services, the same Emergency Travel Assistance can contact relatives, arrange for a cash advance or legal referral, and make medical evacuation arrangements, with a medical attendant if necessary, when the ill or injured traveler is medically able to return home.

Source of the article:  http://www.travelinsured.com/News-Events/News/press-pets.aspx