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Emergency Assistance and ID Theft Recovery Services During Travel

by John Stone | Feb 15, 2011

Travel Insured offers Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance services in all of the plans within its Worldwide Trip Protector brand line. But taking preventive steps that help quickly solve travel emergencies is a smart strategy for less stressful trips.

Consider these tips:

  -   Make photocopies of personal IDs, including passports or driver’s licenses, and all travel documents. Keep these in a personal carry-on bag, not in a checked bag. Copies help facilitate faster replacements and prevent long delays if originals are lost or stolen.

-  Write down names and toll-free phone numbers of banks that issued debit or credit cards being used while traveling. Keep separately from your wallet on a handheld computer device or paper to allow faster reporting and replacement if originals are lost or stolen.

-  Credit and debit cards using microchips instead of card swipe technology are needed for wider acceptance in some countries. Find out if a microchip card is needed for your trip.

-  Copy med and eyewear prescriptions on a handheld computer device or a paper kept separately from your wallet to allow prompt replacement if drugs or eyewear are lost.

-  Be sure to leave full contact information on both the outside and inside of your checked bags. If the outside tag is lost, the inside tag helps prove that a missing bag is yours.

-  Tie a colorful, short ribbon or chord onto a checked bag handle – or paint the handle or zipper a bright color. The bag is easier to spot on an airport baggage carousel.

-  Go to the airline baggage claim counter immediately and fully complete a missing bag claim if your checked bag does not arrive. Remember that more than 95% of missing bags are returned to your location within several hours of arrival.

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.