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Trip Cancellation Insurance

Trip Cancellation Insurance

A trip cancellation can derail your pocket if you haven't secured your non-refundable bookings and other essential arrangements with trip cancellation insurance. Some situations where a trip cancellation can come to be of help includes:

  • Trip cancellation due to Unforeseen health crises of the insured or an immediate family member.
  • Trip cancellation in times of natural calamity.
  • Trip cancellations due to security reasons such as war, riots etc.
  • Trip cancellation due to a government regulated advisory.
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Trip Cancellation Cover in Travel Insurance

Travelling to new places is a hobby for some while an obligation for others. Whatever be the case for you, you would want your trip to be smooth while you are en route. Thus, you would make all the necessary arrangements beforehand. But pause! Have you ever wondered what would happen if your trip cancels due to abrupt mishaps even before the trip starts?

For instance you are planning an overseas vacation with your family; you apply for the visa, book your accommodations and make other necessary arrangements. You find out that a week before the departure, your family member falls sick and you have no other option than to call off your trip.

In such a scenario, along with a spoiled plan comes the loss of all the non-refundable expenses. Well, you do not have to worry, as your trip cancellation insurance or trip cancellation coverage in your travel insurance will come to your rescue!

>>Also Read: Why is Trip Cancellation Coverage in Travel Insurance Important

What Is Trip Cancellation Insurance?

Trip cancellation insurance is an insurance in which you get reimbursement for the non-refundable expenses after trip cancellation. Although a comprehensive plan may offer trip cancellation as a benefit, various plans may alter the underlying circumstances in which you may be eligible to file the claim.

At Care Health Insurance, we provide trip cancellation insurance as a benefit in our comprehensive travel insurance plan. Some of the circumstances when you can avail the claim are as under:

  • If you, your co-passenger, or an immediate family member falls sick or is medically advised not to take the flight.
  • In times of natural calamity such as floods, tsunamis, earthquakes etc.
  • Situations of National/ International wars or nuclear perils in the home or destination country or any other land that is immediately concerned with the flight journey.
  • National advisory issued by the government for immediate isolation due to Covid-19.
  • If you or the co-passenger must talk in front of the judicial authority or court.

*The conditions mentioned above are for reference purposes only. To know the complete details, please read the policy documents carefully.

Can You Buy A Separate Plan For Trip Cancellation Insurance?

One of the most common questions that you may come across while buying trip cancellation insurance is- “Can I buy trip cancellation insurance only?”

Trip cancellation insurance coverage is one of the significant benefits of most comprehensive travel insurance plans. To avail of trip cancellation insurance benefits, you do not necessarily have to buy an independent plan. You can easily avail the exclusive benefits under the Care’s travel insurance plans.

At Care Health Insurance, the travel insurance plans are designed to cover you against any financial crisis while you recover from an unforeseen mishap. The plan is carefully designed, considering the unique medical or non-medical needs the traveller may encounter during their trip.

What are The Benefits of Buying Trip Cancellation Insurance?

A trip cancellation coverage in your travel insurance plan can benefit you if you are sceptical about your trip. Suppose you plan to attend a friend's wedding in a foreign country. However, your work schedule and the dates are too uncoordinated to be managed well. Upon that, you have a dicey medical condition that may hinder your travel plans further. In such a situation the wisest thing to do would be to cover your flight and other non-refundable bookings with trip cancellation insurance.

A last-minute trip cancellation insurance can be beneficial in the following conditions:

  • If you are making several non-refundable bookings for the trip.
  • If you are unsure about the trip.
  • If you or an immediate family member incurs a medical condition that may hinder your trip plans.
  • If you lose your passport within ten days of departure for the trip.
  • If you contract any contagious disease like Covid-19.
  • If you visit a destination prone to natural calamities such as tsunamis, floods, etc.

What is Covered in Trip Cancellation Insurance?

At Care Health Insurance, the trip cancellation insurance coverage is eloquently designed to ensure that you get a reimbursement for legitimate reasons for trip cancellation. Some scenarios when you can reimburse losses incurred due to a cancelled trip are:

  • Suppose you, a co-passenger or an immediate family member, incurs a health emergency, accident or event of death. In that case, your trip cancellation coverage may reimburse you for non-refundable bookings such as flight or hotel bookings.
  • If the source station (India) or destination is affected by any natural calamity such as an earthquake, tsunami etc., the plan should reimburse for the cancelled trip.
  • Suppose the destination is affected by terrorism, national/ international wars/ riots or nuclear perils. In that case, your loss of trip cancellation shall be reimbursed by your trip cancellation coverage.
  • Advisory raised by the government to not visit any foreign land or mandated quarantine due to covid-19 shall be reimbursed in your trip cancellation cover.
  • You can claim reimbursement for trip cancellation in a situation where you are required in front of the judicial authority of India during the period of insurance.

*Note: The coverage mentioned above in a trip cancellation insurance is only for reference. For further details, please refer to the policy document carefully.

What are The Exclusions in a Trip Cancellation Insurance?

A trip cancellation insurance bought from Care Health Insurance has a certain exclusion you must know before purchasing the coverage. The exclusions are:

  • The trip cancellation coverage may not reimburse you for trip cancellation due to a pre-existing disease.
  • The last-minute trip cancellation coverage may not cover the insured member(s) in situations such as pregnancy or childbirth.
  • The plan may also not cover any natural calamity not declared by appropriate government authorities.
  • The insurance company may not be liable to pay for trip cancellation due to cosmetic surgery or any medical surgery that is not listed in the policy's documents.
  • The trip cancellation insurance may also not cover cancellations due to alcohol or drug use/ misuse/ overuse.

How To Choose the Best Travel Insurance for Trip Cancellation?

To choose the best travel insurance for trip cancellation, compare trip cancellation insurance from various insurance providers and then decide on the best plan. To find the best travel insurance for trip cancellation, here are the steps to follow:

  • Select the best travel insurance plans and carefully read their policy details for trip cancellation.
  • Compare the trip cancellation coverage provided in each plan and select the most suitable one.
  • Read the plan's inclusion and exclusions carefully to know whether your unique needs are covered.
  • Now, check out the plans' premium through the online premium calculator on the websites and select the best plans at an affordable price.

How To Claim Trip Cancellation Insurance

Cancelling your trip is disconcerting, but with trip cancellation insurance, you do not have to shell out of your pocket.. If you cancel your trip for one of the reasons listed in the policy documents, you can rest assured to get reimbursement for the losses you incur. Here's how to claim refund for trip cancellation:

  • Step 1: Inform the insurance company about the trip cancellation at the earliest.
  • Step 2: The insurer would ask you to suggest proofs of cancellation and fill in other documents.
  • Step 3: Carefully fill out a claim form and provide all the necessary documents that may assert your reasons for trip cancellation. You should also submit all the documents (such as flight tickets, receipts of non-refundable bookings etc.) that may assert your losses incurred due to trip cancellation.

FAQs on Trip Cancellation Insurance

Q.Does travel insurance cover trip cancellation?

Yes, most of the comprehensive travel insurance plans such as the travel insurance plan at Care health insurance comes with a significant coverage for trip cancellation. If you’ve bought an all-encompassing travel insurance plan, you do not need a separate plan for trip cancellation.

Q.Should I buy trip cancellation insurance?

If you are planning a trip to an expensive country, buying a trip cancellation coverage would be the wisest choice you make. A trip cancellation insurance is required when you cancel a trip before it starts. Therefore, you may not need the coverage if you are buying travel insurance at the last minute.

Q.How does travel insurance work for trip cancellation?

When you file a claim against a cancelled trip, your travel insurance provider may ask you the reasons for cancellation and may ask you to submit relevant proofs to assert the reason. If you fulfil all the criteria, the insurer shall reimburse you for the losses after proper investigation.

Q.Does travel insurance cover Cancelled trips?

A comprehensive travel insurance bought from care health insurance covers you for unprecedented situations such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, flight delay etc.

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