100% of the trip cost
Trip Interruption provides reimbursement for prepaid and non-refundable trip payments if a portion of a trip is missed, or the traveler must return home early due to unforeseen circumstances, including illness, injury, or death.
Benefits will be paid, up to a) the Maximum Benefit Amount shown in the Schedule of Benefits; or b) 100% of the total amount of coverage You purchased, to reimburse You for the Prepaid Payments or Deposits for unused non-refundable land or water Travel Arrangements plus the Additional Transportation Cost paid:
a) to join Your Trip if You must depart after Your Scheduled Departure Date or travel via alternate travel arrangements by the most direct route possible to reach Your Trip destination; or
b) to rejoin Your Trip or transport You to Your originally scheduled return destination, if You must interrupt Your Trip after departure, each by the most direct route possible.
Trip Interruption must be due to:
1. Your or a Family Member’s or a Traveling Companion’s or a Business Partner’s death, which occurs while You are on Your Trip;
2. Your or a Family Member’s or a Traveling Companion’s or a Business Partner’s covered Sickness or Injury which: a) occurs while You are on Your Trip, b) requires Medical Treatment at the time of interruption resulting in medically imposed restrictions, as certified by a Legally Qualified Physician, and c) prevents Your continued participation on Your Trip;
3. For the Other Covered reasons listed below;
provided such circumstances occur while coverage is in effect.
“Other Covered reasons” means:
a) You or Your Traveling Companion being hijacked, quarantined, required to serve on a jury (notice of jury duty must be received after Your Effective Date) served with a court order to appear as a witness in a legal action in which You or Your Traveling Companion is not a party (except law enforcement officers);
b) Your or Your Traveling Companion’s primary place of residence being rendered uninhabitable and remaining uninhabitable during Your scheduled Trip, by fire, flood, burglary or other Natural Disaster; The Company will only pay benefits for Losses occurring within 30 calendar days after the Natural Disaster makes Your destination accommodations uninhabitable. Your destination is uninhabitable if: (i) the building structure itself is unstable and there is a risk of collapse in whole or in part; (ii) there is exterior or structural damage allowing elemental intrusion, such as rain, wind, hail, or flood; (iii) immediate safety hazards have yet to be cleared such as debris on roofs or downed electrical lines; or (iv) the rental property is without electricity or water. Benefits are not payable if a storm, snow storm, blizzard or hurricane is named on or before the Effective Date of Your Trip Cancellation coverage;
c) You or Your Traveling Companion being directly involved in a traffic accident, substantiated by a police report, while en route to Your scheduled point of departure;
d) unannounced Strike that causes complete cessation of services for at least 48 consecutive hours of the Common Carrier on which You are scheduled to travel;
e) Inclement Weather that causes complete cessation of services for at least 48 consecutive hours of the Common Carrier on which You are scheduled to travel;
f) You or Your Traveling Companion is in the military and called to emergency duty for a national disaster other than war;
g) involuntary employer termination or affecting You or a Traveling Companion. Employment must have been with the same employer for at least 1 continuous year;
h) a Terrorist Incident that occurs within 30 days of Your Scheduled Departure Date in a city listed on the itinerary of Your Trip. This same city must not have experienced a Terrorist Incident within the 90 days prior to the Terrorist Incident that is causing Your interruption of the Trip. Benefits are not provided if the Travel Supplier offers a substitute itinerary;
i) Bankruptcy or Default of an airline, or cruise line, tour operator or other travel provider (other than the Travel Supplier, tour operator or travel agency, organization or firm from whom You purchased Your Travel Arrangements) causing a complete cessation of travel services more than 14 days following Your Effective Date. Benefits will be paid due to Bankruptcy or Default of an airline only if no alternate transportation is available. If alternate transportation is available, benefits will be limited to the change fee charged to allow You to transfer to another airline in order to get to Your intended destination;
j) felonious assault of You or Your Traveling Companion traveling with You within 10 days of the Scheduled Departure Date;
Additional Trip Interruption Benefits:
If Your Traveling Companion must remain hospitalized, benefits will also be paid for reasonable accommodation and local transportation expenses incurred by You to remain with Your Traveling Companion up to $150 per day, limited to 10 days and a maximum of $1,000.
If You cannot continue travel due to a covered Injury or Sickness not requiring hospitalization and You must extend Your Trip due to medically imposed restrictions, as certified by a Legally Qualified Physician, benefits will be paid for additional hotel nights, meal(s) and local transportation expenses up to $100 per day, limited to 10 days and a maximum of $1,000.
The maximum payable under this Trip Interruption Benefit is the lesser of 100% of the total amount of coverage You purchased or 100% of the Maximum Benefit Amount shown in the Schedule of Benefits.
Benefits will be paid, up to the Maximum Benefit Amount, for the additional cost incurred as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate for Prepaid Travel Arrangements if a Traveling Companion’s or Family Member’s Trip is interrupted for a Covered reason and You do not interrupt Your Trip.
These benefits will not duplicate any other benefits payable under the Policy or any coverage(s) attached to the Policy.