Why Buy Travel Insurance:
combine travel insurance with extensive 24-hour emergency assistance services.
Travel can mean encountering the unexpected, ranging from the inconvenient
to truly serious. Travel protection plans offer comprehensive benefits to
meet the challenges of travel and help you enjoy a worry-free trip.
Not sure you need travel protection? We have compiled the “Travelex
Top 10” to highlight the importance of purchasing a plan before you
depart on your trip:
Top 10 Reasons to Obtain Travel Insurance:
"I’ve become ill and don’t feel well enough to travel"
When you purchase a plan that offers trip cancellation/
interruption coverage within a specified period of your initial trip deposit,
you are covered for pre-existing conditions. That means you can cancel your
trip if you get sick - and be reimbursed for any non-refundable expenses
relating to your trip.
2. "My travel
supplier just declared bankruptcy"
Common carriers with financial difficulties are becoming
increasingly common. Purchasing trip cancellation/ interruption coverage
from a third party like Travelex can protect you and your trip investment
against such an occurrence.
3. "I think my son has an ear infection
– what’s "ear infection" in Italian?"
Travelex plans offer 24-hour worldwide assistance.
Call toll-free to access our 24 hour medical assistance helpline to receive
advice or get information on English-speaking doctors in your area.
4. "We were on our way home when the airline
went on strike"
The trip delay benefit covers for up to $750 TraveLite/$1000
Travel Plus in non-refundable expenses for strikes that affect public
5. "I arrived but my luggage didn’t"
Whether your bag is lost or merely delayed, you can
be reimbursed for the purchase of clothing and personal articles so you
can enjoy your vacation.
6. "My father-in-law fell and injured himself
– I normally care for him"
The illness or injury of family members is also included
under covered reasons to cancel. It’s important to remember that
even if you are fit to travel, other events may make departing on your
7. "We missed our connection because of
a flight delay"
You arrive in your connecting city but your flight
is long gone and the next flight is not until tomorrow morning. The travel
delay offers coverage for accommodations and meals.
8. "We were traveling when I suddenly developed
When a medical emergency happens far away from home
and far away from proper medical facilities, you want to ensure you receive
adequate care. Our medial evacuation benefit will cover emergency transportation
for you and a companion to the nearest facility or back home.
9. "A terrorist act has occurred in a city
through which my flight will be connecting"
Both domestic and international terrorist acts are
covered reasons to cancel your trip provided the act occurs within 30
days of your scheduled departure date.
10. "My wallet – with my cards and
passport – has been stolen"
Emergency assistance services will assist you in reporting
your lost documents and make arrangements for an emergency cash transfer
should that be required. As well, the baggage benefit provides coverage
for loss due to the unauthorized use of your card.