Travel Insured International has determined that the Christchurch, New Zealand attack on March 15, 2019 was an act of terrorism and confirms to travelers that coverage against terrorist attacks may be included in plans purchased under the company's Worldwide Trip Protector brand including Worldwide Trip Protector Plus, Worldwide Trip Protector, and Worldwide Trip Protector Lite.
Plan holders who purchased coverage on or before March 14, 2019, and whose itineraries include Christchurch, New Zealand may be eligible for Trip Cancellation, or Trip Interruption benefits.
The plans provide Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption coverage, which can provide benefits when a terrorist attack occurs within a city listed on the insured's travel itinerary and within 30 days of the insured's scheduled departure date.
Plan holders may be eligible for Travel Delay benefits due to this attack. The company’s Worldwide Trip Protector brand plans include Travel Delay coverage, which can provide benefits when an insured is delayed while en route to or from or during a covered trip due to terrorism if the delay meets the minimum number of hours specified in the plan.
For insured travelers who purchased Cancel for Any Reason coverage, we remind you that cancellations must be made 48 or more hours prior to your scheduled departure date and payment is limited to 75% of the prepaid, forfeited, non-refundable trip cost up to the stated plan maximum limit.
Every Travel Insured plan also includes Non-Insurance Emergency Travel Assistance Services available 24/7 to help travelers whenever they are in need of assistance during their trip.
Please refer to your actual plan document for the specific terms and conditions of the specific plan purchased as eligibility for coverage varies based upon the specific plan terms, conditions and limitations, and may vary by state or may not be available in all states. Travel Insured recommends travelers purchase proper travel protection plans in case of unforeseen circumstances and to know where to go and where not to go during their travels. Travelers should monitor information provided by the U.S. State Department.
At this time, we advise travelers to take enhanced precautions. Please contact us at 1-800-243-3174 with any questions you may have. We extend our deepest condolences to those who have been affected.