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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.

This website contains highlights of the plans developed by Travel Insured International, which include travel insurance coverages underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, Principal Office located in Morristown, New Jersey, under form series T7000 et al, T210 et al and TP-401 et al, and non-insurance Travel Assistance Services provided by C&F Services and for WTP Cruise only, AwayCare and Blue Ribbon Bags. The terms of insurance coverages in the plans may vary by jurisdiction and not all insurance coverages are available in all jurisdictions. Insurance coverages in these plans are subject to terms, limitations and exclusions including an exclusion for pre-existing medical conditions. In most states, your travel retailer is not a licensed insurance producer/agent, and is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the terms, benefits, exclusions and conditions of the insurance offered or to evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. Your travel retailer may be compensated for the purchase of a plan and may provide general information about the plans offered, including a description of the coverage and price. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from your travel retailer. CA DOI toll free number is 800-927-4357. The cost of your plan is for the entire plan, which consists of both insurance and non-insurance components. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured International. P.O. Box 6503, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 855-752-8303; [email protected]; California license #0I13223. While Travel Insured International markets the travel insurance in these plans on behalf of USF, non-insurance components of the plans were added to the plans by Travel Insured and Travel Insured does not receive compensation from USF for providing the non-insurance components of the plans.