Provides reimbursement for non-refundable trip payments and deposits if a trip is cancelled for illness, death or other specific unforeseen circumstances.
Provides reimbursement for non-refundable trip payments and deposits if a trip is interrupted for illness, death or other unforeseen circumstances.
This benefit relates to Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption only.
Coverage is provided in the event of a complete cessation of either a common carrier or travel supplier, or your accommodation at your destination is rendered uninhabitable by weather. In order to be eligible for this benefit, the traveler must purchase the policy before the storm is named. Most policies also require the traveler be delayed by weather for a specific time period before becoming eligible.
Provides coverage in the event of a terrorist incident. Some plans only provide coverage if you are scheduled to arrive within a set number of days of the incident and some plans only offer foreign coverage.
Coverage is provided usually in the event of a complete suspension of operations due to financial circumstances whether or not bankruptcy is filed. All insurance companies offer different levels of coverage, please check individual coverage statements for more detailed info. Most companies do not provide coverage if you purchase your insurance directly from your tour operator. Some companies also have a limit on the time in between making your initial trip deposit and buying your insurance.
Provides reimbursement for prepaid, non-refundable trip payments and deposits if a trip is cancelled due to involuntary layoff or termination of employment. Conditions apply.
Provides reimbursement for prepaid, non-refundable trip payments and deposits if a trip is cancelled due to a sickness, injury, or death of you, a traveling companion, or a family member. Please consider whether coverage is needed for pre-existing medical conditions. If so, please select a policy that also covers pre-existing conditions.
Provides reimbursement for prepaid, non-refundable trip payments and deposits if a trip is cancelled for specific unforeseen work related circumstances. Conditions apply.
Provides reimbursement for non-refundable trip payments and deposits if a trip is cancelled for any reason.
Provides reimbursement for the cost of treatment associated with a medical emergency incurred while traveling.
A pre-existing condition is an illness or medical condition that existed before a policy’s effective date, usually excluded from coverage. Travel Protection plans may include coverage provided you meet the condition of that insurance provider. Many providers offer coverage if the policy is purchased within a certain number of days after the initial trip deposit was made. A few providers offer coverage if the policy is purchased before the final payment date. Please refer to the policy summary to determine any conditions for coverage. Some Medical Plans may provide limited coverage; some may cover pre-existing conditions after a specified waiting period, while others do not provide any coverage.
Co-Insurance is the percentage of Eligible Expenses, after the deductible, which is the responsibility of the insured.
The Medical Deductible is a co-pay amount which is the responsibility of the insured. Options vary by plan and can range from $0 to $2500. Deductibles can be charged 1) per policy; or 2) per person; or 3) per occurrence, injury or illness; or 4) combination of the above. Most Long Term Plans require you to select a deductible option while most Vacation plans offer a zero deductible benefit.
Home Country Coverage provides benefits for incidental trips to the insured’s home country. Restrictions and reduced benefits may apply. Some policies provide optional cover for this benefit at an additional cost. Please refer to the policy wording for full details.
Emergency Evacuation arranges to medically transport a patient to an appropriate medical facility. Medical Repatriation arranges for a patient to return home to receive care. Repatriation of Remains arranges for return of deceased remains back to the place of residence.
Non-Medical Evacuation arranges transportation from a place of danger to a place of safety during a time of civil or political unrest or in the event of a natural disaster.
Travel Delay provides reimbursement for meals and accommodations when a trip is unexpectedly delayed.
Provides reimbursement for clothing, toiletries and other essential items if luggage is delayed for a specified period of time.
Provides reimbursement for lost, stolen or damaged baggage or personal items. This coverage is usually for your entire trip, not just your flight. If you have items valued over $1000 it is best to have these items “scheduled” on your home-owners policy.
Missed Connection provides reimbursement in the event of a missed flight connection or for the additional costs to “catch up” to a cruise if the cause of delay is an accident or bad weather.
Provides cash payment for accidental loss of life or limb while traveling. Only a few companies offer coverage for the entire trip.
Provides coverage only for the flight portion of your trip. This coverage is optional on some plans.
This coverage pays in the event of death or dismemberment while you are traveling on any form of public transport.
To cover activities such as motorcycle riding, motor scooter riding, mountaineering, hang gliding, parachuting, bungee jumping, caving and heliskiing.
This information relates to sports equipment loss or delay as well as trip costs for sporting activities that are not refunded due to cancellation or interruption.
To cover scholastic, collegiate, and other amateur organized sporting activities.
Collision loss/damage insurance for rental cars covers the costs of damage to, or theft of, a rental car.
Money back guarantees are provided to allow you to decide if the policy you purchased is right for you. Your guarantee or “free look” period can last for up to 14 days depending on insurance company although it expires as soon as you use the policy by making a claim or reaching your departure date.
24 Hour Hotline provides the traveler with a broad range of services in the event of a travel or medical emergency including: medical referral and monitoring, legal assistance, emergency message center, emergency cash transfer, arrangement of medical evacuations or repatriations, emergency translations, and pre-trip assistance. Many companies offer additional services that differentiate them against their competitors. We have listed some of these services on the provider’s page under the “why buy” heading.
Provides assistance with the services and costs associated with recovering your identity and credit.
Provides information regarding options to renew policy including, minimum initial purchase period required to renew, and maximum time period policy may be renewed. Some policies are not renewable, however you may be able to purchase an additional plan. This may require you to re-satisfy any deductible, co-insurance and pre-existing period. Please refer to plan details for additional information.
The maximum trip length applies to annual insurance plans. This is the longest time allowed for any one trip during the year in order to be eligible for coverage. A trip starts when you leave your home and ends when you return to your home regardless of the number of destinations in between.
The maximum number of trips applies to annual insurance plans. This is the most trips eligible for coverage during the year.
Many companies offer additional services that differentiate them against their competitors. We have listed some of these services on the providers page under the “why buy” heading.
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