Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to commonly asked travel insurance questions
Do travel insurance plans include trip cancellation or interruption coverage due to terrorism?
Yes. Travel insurance includes coverage due to terrorist incidents both within the United States and abroad. Please refer to the Description of Coverage for additional details.
How does trip cancellation and interruption apply?
It reimburses for forfeited, non-refundable, unused payments or deposits if the insured must cancel or interrupt their trip due to covered reasons. The interruption benefit may also include coverage for additional transportation expenses.
Is the financial default of an airline, cruise line, or tour operator covered?
Many of Travel Guard's plans include coverage due to financial default if the insurance is purchased within 21 days of making the initial trip payment. (
Financial default is not covered for all suppliers.
What happens if a traveler must cancel their vacation?
A traveler could lose all prepaid, non-refundable deposits or payments. A travel insurance plan provides for reimbursement to the insured traveler for these expenses if cancelling their trip due to a covered reason.
What other coverage is typically included in Travel Guard insurance plans?
In addition to trip cancellation and interruption, most travel insurance plans include coverage for trip delay, missed connection, baggage and personal effects, baggage delay, medical expense, and emergency evacuation which includes repatriation of remains. 24 hour assistance services are included to help the traveler with things such as emergency medical assistance, lost baggage tracking, emergency cash transfer, emergency or last minute travel arrangements, assistance with replacing lost travel documents, and much more.
Why should a traveler buy travel insurance?
Travel insurance offers travelers coverage due to unforeseen problems from a cancelled flight due to an illness, or in some plans, an act of terrorism or the financial default of a travel supplier. If an illness, accident, or other covered unforeseen circumstance forces a traveler to cancel or interrupt their travel plans, they may have two potentially major financial losses – money invested in non-refundable prepaid travel expenses, and medical expenses that in some instances may not be covered by their personal health insurance.
How much does a travel insurance plan cost?
The cost of most travel insurance plans are based on the trip cost and the age of the traveler.
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This plan provides insurance coverage that only applies during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home, and automobile insurance policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker. Coverage is offered by Travel Guard Group, Inc (Travel Guard). California lic. no.0B93606, 3300 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482, www.travelguard.com. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-HELP. This is only a brief description of the coverage(s) available. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Insurance underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania insurance company, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10038. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. Coverage may not be available in all states. Your travel retailer may not be licensed to sell insurance, and cannot answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of this insurance and cannot evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from the Travel Retailer.