Zika Travel Protection Questions Answered

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Travel Insured International gives insight into how travel protection plans can cover travelers itineraries when it comes to the Zika virus.

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With the Zika Virus outbreak causing some travelers to rethink their plans, Travel Insured International, a leading travel protection provider, wanted to answer a few questions that many may have about how travel protection could impact their upcoming vacation plans.

  • Is Zika Covered by Travel Protection?

For travelers who prefer to cancel their trip out of concern for the Zika virus, we are currently offering plans with Cancel For Any Reason Coverage, allowing travelers to decide for themselves whether to travel or cancel their trip. It is important for travelers to know that in order to qualify for Cancel For Any Reason coverage, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date and the latest opportunity to use the benefit is 2 days prior to the trip departure.

  • What if I become pregnant?

Our plans do provide cancellation coverage for a traveler who becomes pregnant after purchasing their policy. If a traveler buys a policy while she is pregnant then she can only cancel if she has complications of pregnancy. Of course a traveler, whether pregnant or not when she buys the policy, can cancel if they have Cancel for Any Reason coverage.

  • What advice do you have for travelers?

It is important to understand that investing in a travel insurance policy can protect against unexpected situations that impact the travel industry and vacation plans, which can occur both before and during your planned trips.

  • Cancel for Any Reason*

Purchasing a Plus policy that includes the benefit of Cancel for Any Reason is the best way to make sure costs are covered if a traveler is worried about an unexpected event, such as the Zika Virus. This benefit will allow you to cancel for a reimbursement of up to 75% of your non-refundable prepaid vacation costs.

  • Interruption for Any Reason Coverage*

The Interruption For Any Reason benefit provides up to 75% cash reimbursement if a traveler must interrupt the trip 72 hours or more after the actual departure date. This may cover unused, prepaid, non-refundable trip costs. Plus, the additional transportation cost paid to join the trip if the traveler must depart after the scheduled departure date or travel via alternate travel arrangements with the most direct route.

  • Emergency Medical & Medical Evacuation Coverage

Purchase a plan that provides coverage for medical expenses incurred during travel, particularly outside of the U.S., that health insurance providers frequently deny as out of network. With the medical benefits included in our policies, you can help ensure access to quality medical treatment wherever you travel and protect yourself from unexpected travel medical and evacuation expenses.

  • Purchase Coverage No Matter Your Destination

Many people may feel that if an event is not in the destination they are traveling through or to, then they do not need to bother with investing in travel protection. Even if your travel plans to do not involve the direct path or location of the event currently, your plans could still be effected.

  • Always Read the Fine Print

One of the most important aspects of receiving the coverage you need with an insurance policy is to always read the fine print and understand the rules and regulations of the supplier. As long as you understand the restrictions and deadlines, you can be reimbursed costs if something unexpected does in fact happen

While the virus is being highly monitored and the general population will most likely remain unaffected, pregnant women and those women planning to get pregnant may want to carefully consider their options. Travel Insured suggests individuals who are planning on traveling to invest in a travel insurance policy in order to protect their investments as well as their overall health and safety.

For more information please contact our Customer Care Department at 1-800-243-3174, or visit us at http://www.travelinsured.com

*Plans may vary by state.
This {material} contains highlights of the plans. The plans contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. C & F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company 2015. The plans also contains non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization, and not by United States Fire Insurance Company or Travel Insured International. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

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Erin Weiland
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