Current Events

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.

Insurance benefits in the plans are subject to limitations and exclusions, including an exclusion for pre‑existing conditions.

This website contains highlights of the plans, which include insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company, Home Office: 305 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960, Administrative Office: 5 Christopher Way, 2nd Floor, Eatontown, NJ 07724. United States Fire Insurance Company is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 21113. The plans also contain non‑insurance Travel Assistance Services provided by C&F Services through Active Claims Management (2018) Inc., operating as Active Care Management. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best 2018. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. In most states, your travel retailer is not a licensed insurance producer/agent, and cannot evaluate, interpret, or answer technical questions about the technical terms, benefits, exclusions, and conditions of our plans or evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. Your travel retailer 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. California license #0I13223, 855 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-4357. MD Insurance Administration: 800-492-6116 or 410-468-2340. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured at 855-752-8303 or customercare@travelinsured.com.