What is Travel Delay?

Travel Delay reimburses the costs of meals and accommodations when a trip is unexpected delayed.

In addition to covering meals and hotels, many policies with the Travel Delay benefit can reimburse unused prepaid and non-refundable trip costs, and some can cover the additional costs a traveler incurs to catch up to their destination, or to return home.

Coverage under the Travel Delay benefit begins after a minimum number of hours, typically 3, 6, or 12. The most common covered reasons for Travel Delay are inclement weather or a mechanical breakdown of a common carrier. However, some policies cover any delay of a common carrier.

The Travel Delay benefit provides a daily dollar amount that can be used for necessary expenses during the delay. This amount typically ranges from $150-$200.

Please be aware that coverage and eligibility requirements for this benefit differ by policy. The tables below show the providers that offer Travel Delay coverage.

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Each policy's Travel Delay coverage is summarized below. View the full benefit wording for all policies here.

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