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8/2/2016 - Zika Virus Update

by Kellyn Uhelsky | Aug 02, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Zika virus Travel Health Notices for several countries affected around the world, and has listed many other areas including the United States that have reported incidents.  When traveling the CDC advises to practice enhanced travel precautions for Zika.  The Zika outbreak has raised concerns among travelers, particularly pregnant travelers, with travel plans. Travel Insured International is monitoring the spread of the virus and advises travelers that must travel to affected regions or to areas with reported incidents, to take enhanced safety and health precautions.

Travel Insured plans and the coverage available are not impacted by these travel alerts.  Countries in the affected regions, and areas with reported incidents, continue to be eligible destinations. Should travelers become ill with the Zika virus while traveling, coverage may be available for Emergency Medical, Medical Evacuation, or Trip Interruption.

Some travelers may prefer to cancel their trip out of concern for the Zika virus.  Plans with Cancel For Any Reason Coverage allow travelers to decide for themselves whether to travel or cancel their trip.  Please be aware that to qualify for Cancel For Any Reason coverage, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date and the latest opportunity to use the Cancel For Any Reason benefit is 2 days prior to the trip departure.  Please refer to all plan documents for complete details of your coverage.

Please contact us at 1-800-243-3174 with any questions you may have. In the event of an emergency, please contact our non-insurance assistance services at 1-800-494-9907.

Coverage is offered by Travel Insured International, California lic. no.0I13223, 855 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033. The plans contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company, 305 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. United states Fire Insurance Company is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 21113. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company 2016. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization, and not by United States Fire Insurance Company or Travel Insured International. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Your travel retailer may not be licensed to sell insurance, and cannot answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of our plans. Louisiana residents looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured.