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You’re a savvy traveler. So you probably understand that even for travelers such as yourself, sometimes the best-laid plans can fall apart. Life happens.
However, you might be wondering if Travel Insurance is really necessary and what type of benefits it offers. At GET, we tell travelers that having a Travel Protection Plan is a security blanket for when the unexpected happens, and having one serves to protect your vacation investment from life’s unexpected events.
Travel Protection Plans often cover a variety of things. They’re a popular choice for travelers, with the U.S. Travel Insurance Association estimating more than 1.9 billion dollars are spent annually on such plans.
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More than 80% of our travel guests opt for Travel Protection through GET. Here’s what the plan includes:
Even with these attractive features, you may find yourself thinking that travel protection is simply something you wouldn’t utilize. Many travelers feel as though, fever or fair weather, they won’t miss their trip. That’s fair, but you may also want to consider the unlikely event that things outside of your control can cause your trip to be interrupted.
For example, the weather is simply unpredictable. When you’re traveling from afar just to get to the starting point of your trip, you will be traveling across thousands of miles and several weather systems to reach the start of your trip. It is not unlikely that you’ll encounter foul weather somewhere along the route. This could lead to delayed or canceled flights that mean a missed connection or missing the start of your trip. In these cases, travel protection plans are ideal for covering your accommodations for trip interruption.
In addition, while it’s not a topic we like to think about while planning a grand adventure, some parts of the world are more subject to civil unrest or acts of violence than the US. In the rare occasion in which something like this were to occur, your travel could be canceled or rerouted. Or, you may have second thoughts about traveling to an area that’s recently experienced a major incident. With travel protection, you could be covered to cancel that trip without losing your investment.
In any case, accepting that you can’t control everything is a good reason to opt for travel protection.
Just like choosing your trip, you might feel that you want to do your own research on different plans, and that’s okay.
Reputable companies will make their plans readily and easily available for review online. The best companies will even offer a “review” period wherein you can cancel your trip protection policy within a specified period of time (usually a day or two) from purchase for a full refund.
You should also look into if the coverages of the plan will truly benefit you. Some travelers have incredible health insurance that will cover them while abroad, and that certainly warrants a call to your individual provider. However, as stated above, it will do you little good to have a plan at home that agrees to cover your medical expenses abroad, if the medical facilities abroad refuse to accept your US-based plan.
Finally, consider how simple is it to claim your benefits, and how quickly can you receive them. You should seek out plans with access to 24/7 assistance, a key point of the Grand European’s Travel Protection Plan, as well as a solid, outlined process complete with timelines for reimbursement or compensation in the instance of lost or delayed baggage and costs associated with trip interruption.
It’s acceptable to ask questions before opting in on a plan. The goal of travel protection is to offer peace of mind, so feel free to ask questions and voice concerns.
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