Critical protection can be obtained as long as the loss or trip interruption is unforeseen
Foster City, CA – April 8, 2020 – Insurance.com, a one-stop destination for unbiased, expert advice on health, life, home and auto insurance, just published important updates to travel insurance coverage, in light of the current coronavirus pandemic.
Many would-be travelers cancelled trips over the past month, due to concerns and restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, and others have upcoming trips planned with or without travel insurance.
Insurance.com experts confirm what travel generally covers, likely exemptions, typical travel insurance costs and how to file claims. In addition, the report discusses benefits from credit card travel insurance and where that may be limited in today’s environment.
“The challenge for those with upcoming trips is the fact that the coronavirus pandemic can no longer be considered an unforeseen problem,” explains Les Masterson, Insurance.com managing editor. “Those who prepaid for a trip before January, and who bought ‘cancel for any reason’ travel insurance, may be able to obtain some refunds on canceled trips. However, it is common for pandemics to be listed as an exclusion in travel insurance policies.”
The research shows how and where travel insurance benefits can be obtained for those impacted by coronavirus for upcoming trips. For example, certain medical expenses, food and lodging may be covered for travelers impacted by coronavirus.
The complete report, “Travel insurance: What you need to know,“ includes in-depth information for travelers researching various questions related to their trip coverage and COVID-19.
Les Masterson is available to elaborate on this topic and can answer questions about what travelers can do to best protect themselves if they are hoping to take trips in the future.
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