Credit Card Travel Insurance

Will My Card Cover My Travel’s?


If you decline travel insurance because you already have coverage through your credit card or employee group benefits, you don’t have the level of coverage that you think you do:

  • Does the coverage meet your trip needs?
  • What’s the maximum amount of travel insurance coverage?
  • Do you need to book your trip with your credit card to activate coverage? Are you covered if you don’t use your credit card for booking?
  • Will your travel companions’ coverage be the same as yours?
  • Is there a limited number of days on your existing policy? What if you stay longer than expected?
  • Are you covered if you participate in sports and activities on vacation?
  • Do you know if you’re covered for a pre-existing condition? Is this coverage based on age?
  • Will your Trip Interruption only cover you if you are sick but not for other contingencies?

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