Travel protection is designed to cover both you and the cost of your travel arrangements against a variety of unforeseeable reasons that may affect you or your travel plans.
Emergencies happen when you least expect it. Travel protection provides coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Medical and Dental, Emergency Assistance and Transportation, Baggage, Baggage Delay, Travel Delay and much more. Plus, we offer our exclusive One Call 24-hour Traveler Assistance Service to help you with emergency situations that arise during your trip.
Many travel products are non-refundable, and the best airline and cruise deals usually come with few options if you can’t actually take your trip. Last week the airline joyfully booked your flight. This week it declared bankruptcy. Last month you reserved space on a Caribbean cruise. A few weeks later a family member became critically ill.
Important Tip! Many people only consider their own health when deciding about travel protection. It is not uncommon for younger people to assume that because they are healthy, travel protection is not needed. But what about parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, aunts and uncles? Remember travel protection provides coverage if something happens during coverage to you or to any of these people, causing you to cancel your trip.
The Trip Cancellation coverage reimburses you for unused, non-refundable, pre-paid trip costs if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason. The covered reason that causes you to cancel must occur after your effective date and prior to your cancellation and scheduled departure.
The Trip Interruption Benefit reimburses you for unused land or water travel arrangements, plus additional airfare to return home or rejoin your trip when you must interrupt your trip for a covered reason.
For a variety of reasons, it is prudent to purchase travel protection when you first book your trip (i.e. make your first payment for travel arrangements).
Why? Most travel protection plans contain one or more time sensitive provisions that broaden coverage. The time sensitive provisions which are included in all of our plans apply to several coverage enhancements, such as providing coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and the optional Trip Cancellation For Any Reason coverage.
Important Tip! By purchasing earlier you receive better coverage at the same price.
There are three convenient, easy ways for you to purchase a Trip Mate plan, online at scenicgroup.tripmate.com, through a participating travel agent or by calling our Customer Service Department at 1.844.777.6856.
You should protectthe full cost of all of your non-refundable air, land or cruise travel arrangements.
For example, many first class airline tickets, and some business class tickets are fully refundable. You should only buy travel protection for the full cost of your non-refundable travel arrangements. Non-cash transactions such as frequent traveler awards, early bird discounts etc, generally cannot be covered as these items have no cash value.
Important Tip! You should always insure the full cost of any non-refundable travel arrangements, as there will be additional limitations and exclusions if you insure less than the full cost of your non-refundable travel arrangements.
You should provide your current age at time of purchase.
Under Trip Cancellation for Business Reason and Trip Cancellation for Any Reason, coverage begins on the day after you purchase a plan. For all other coverages, coverage begins when you depart on your first scheduled travel arrangement.
Yes, you may extend your travel protection term while traveling on your covered trip as long as:
- you have not incurred a loss,
- coverage under this plan is in force at the time you request an extension, and
- you pay any additional required plan cost for such extension, if applicable.
In simple terms, a pre-existing medical condition is a sickness, injury or other medical condition for which a person receives diagnosis, treatment or advice during the 60 day period prior to your coverage effective date. Conditions controlled solely through medication, without a change in dosage, are not considered to be Pre-Existing Conditions.
If throughout the 60 day pre-existing period, your condition is stable (i.e. no other treatments, tests, or diagnostic exams), and your medication remains unchanged, this would not be considered a pre-existing medical condition.
If you would like to take your trip without your traveling companion, we can reimburse you if you incur occupancy upgrade charges, provided your traveling companion has canceled or interrupted his or her trip for a covered reason.
The Travel Delay coverage includes coverage for any type of common carrier delay, including terrorist acts.
With all of our plans, you will be reimbursed (up to the plan limit) for the additional transportation costs to join your trip and any unused portion of prepaid land or water travel arrangements.
This benefit applies if you miss your tour or cruise departure because your arrival at your trip destination is delayed 3 hours or more due to:
- any delay of a common carrier;
- a documented weather condition prevented you from getting to the point of departure; or
- quarantine, hijacking, strike, natural disaster, terrorism or riot.
Under the Travel Delay benefit, you will be reimbursed (up to the plan limit), for additional reasonable meal, accommodation and local transportation expenses if you are delayed beyond 6 hours for a covered reason such as delay of a common carrier.
Coverage is available (up to the amount listed in the schedule) for baggage and personal effects, passports and visas that are lost, stolen, or damaged during your covered trip.
You must immediately report the loss to the hotel manager, tour guide or representative, transportation official, local police or other local authorities and obtain their written report of your loss; and submit documentation for your loss, including all receipts for the necessary purchases made and documentation for reimbursements received from a responsible party and take all reasonable steps to protect, save or recover your baggage and personal effects.
Our plans also provide a Baggage Delay Benefit, if while on your trip your checked baggage is delayed for 24 hours or more, to reimburse you for the purchase of necessary personal effects while on your trip, up to the amount listed in the schedule.
You may cancel and return your plan documents within the 14-day free look period and receive a complete refund.
Yes, you should always take your Description of Coverage/Policy with you, and you should read your documents as soon as you receive them to make sure the information is accurate.
The Description of Coverage/Policy explains the plan benefits, limitations, conditions and exclusions. The Purchase Confirmation contains the maximum benefit limits for the plan purchased.
A word or phrase is capitalized because the word or phrase is defined in the Description of Coverage/Policy.
Please call us with all of the details and we will be happy to assist you. You may call 1.844.777.6856. We may request documentation regarding your changes.
You may contact our assistance provider to help you in emergency situations. The assistance providers contact information is included in the Description of Coverage/Policy and on your Purchase Confirmation.