Safety, security, and health issues may not be at the top of everyone’s travel agenda. However, UStiA advises that nothing can derail the best-planned vacation faster than an unforeseen accident, a natural disaster that leaves you stranded, or a lost passport when no U.S. embassy is nearby.
In these and other situations, travel insurance provides an important safety net to help protect your vacation investment and to provide peace of mind. Travel insurance can help arrange needed medical care or evacuation, reimburse you for a cancelled or interrupted trip because of illness, reimburse for medical treatment, help pay for accommodations in case weather delays your trip overnight, and reimburse for expenses when your luggage is lost or delayed. Assistance services included in most comprehensive travel insurance policies range from helping replace lost or stolen documents to facilitating prescription refills, and more.