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Travel Insured Suggests Winter Ski Trips Travel Coverage

by Erin Weiland | Dec 16, 2013

East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) December 13, 2013

The peak of ski season is quickly approaching and many travelers have begun planning their winter ski getaways. A hopeful economy and the 2014 Winter Olympics are sure to increase the number of individuals planning ski trips across the country. Official figures are already showing the number of skiers planning a trip to the slopes is almost 5 per cent higher than in the 2012/2013 travel year.

While planning, it is important to remember that the winter months are one of the riskiest times to travel considering the high chance of disruptions due to unexpected winter storms causing travel delays and cancellations. Ski travel also puts travelers at an even greater risk of having an accident causing a major injury while away. Depending on the destination, it is important to remember if an accident occurs, the individual may not be covered under an independent insurance policy. It is crucial that the correct coverage is purchased in order to protect themselves as well as travel investments, and important to ensure suitable insurance coverage as the cost of medical treatment and repatriation following a skiing accident can easily cost a traveler thousands of dollars.

Travel Insured International urges travelers to invest in a Worldwide Trip Protector plan, along with the additional optional Sports Coverage upgrade, in order to protect against Baggage Delays and Emergency Medical Expenses incurred due to ski injuries.

Protecting Your Safety

Travel Insured’s Worldwide Trip Protector plans include different Medical Expense coverage options. Depending on the plan selected, medical benefits containing limits from $10,000 to $50,000 can be covered, and Emergency Medical Evacuation coverage ranges from $100,000 to $1 million. The Worldwide Trip Protector and Trip Protector Gold plans include Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage for accidents occurring during the ski trip.

In addition, the optional Sports Coverage includes Medical Expense coverage for extreme sports activities that are not covered under the normal policies. Every Travel Insured International plan comes with inclusive Worldwide Emergency Medical Assistance, available 24/7 from anywhere, and the Worldwide Trip Protector and Trip Protector Gold plans include 24/7 Concierge Assistance and ID Theft Recovery Assistance.

Protecting Prepaid Costs

Trip Cancellation coverage is provided in each type of Worldwide Trip Protector policy if inclement weather forces your carrier’s transportation service to stop operating for 24 hours or more. For example, if a winter storm causes the airport to close before your departure and will not re-open within 24 hours, then your non-refundable trip costs that you have previously paid will be covered.

With Trip Delay coverage, Worldwide Trip Protector or Trip Protector Gold comprehensive plans provide up to $200 per day for unplanned travel expenses caused by a common carrier delay of 6 hours or more hours, including for inclement weather, a natural disaster, lost or stolen travel documents or money, even an unannounced strike. Worldwide Trip Protector Lite or Lite Expanded covers the same expenses of up to $100 per day when the common carrier delay is 12 hours or more.

Travel Insured International
52-S Oakland Ave.
E. Hartford, CT 06128-0568

This advertisement contains highlights of the plans, which include travel insurance coverages underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company under form series T7000 et. al., T210 et. al. and TP-401 et. al. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best 2021. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. 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”, “ACM”, “Global Excel Management”, and/or “Global Excel”. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Insurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations and exclusions in the plan, including an exclusion for pre-existing 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 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. Your travel retailer maybe compensated for the purchase of a plan. CA DOI toll free number: 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: P.O. Box 6503, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 855-752-8303; [email protected]; California license #0I13223.