Thanksgiving travel plans are nearing close, and we want to remind you of the benefits of investing in a travel insurance plan in order to protect you and your family while traveling for the holiday. Many people only think to purchase travel insurance if they are planning a long, far away trip that they see as potentially dangerous. Truth is, the chances for travel disruptions are always there, especially when traveling during one of the busiest seasons. We’ve provided some of the most important reasons to invest in travel insurance for your Thanksgiving travel plans.
If early winter weather arrives
If an unexpected winter storm arrives during your Thanksgiving travel plans, an insurance policy which includes travel delay coverage can help to reimburse you for unexpected added expenses including hotel rooms and meals if your trip is delayed for a covered reason and the delay is a minimum number of hours. Airlines are not responsible for providing you with any help if you find yourself in this position.
If your destination is out of the country
If you and your family are planning to travel outside of the country in order to visit family during Thanksgiving, it is important to remember that you will not be covered by your health insurance plan if an accident or medical emergency of one your family members was to occur. The only way to ensure that your entire family will be safe and covered in case anything happens is with an insurance policy that included emergency medical and accident coverage and medical evacuation coverage. This will ensure you won’t be going home to any huge medical bills waiting to be paid.
If your family has to cancel plans
If you are traveling with your entire family, the chances of having to cancel for some reason whether someone gets sick or something comes up is a lot greater. All of the expenses of a trip can add up quick and you don’t want to chance losing it all. By purchasing a Cancel for Any Reason insurance policy, you can be positive that you will be able to be reimbursed up to a certain percentage of your trip cost if something suddenly comes up.
If your baggage ends up where you don’t
Since Thanksgiving is the most traveled time during the entire year, a lot of people means a lot of suitcases. If your bags end up in a different airport, or in someone else’s hands, it could take days to finally track all of your personal belongings. With Baggage and Personal Effects, and Baggage Delay coverage, you can be reimbursed the amount you had to spend in order to replace your personal essentials.