Travel Insurance: Protect Your Vacation


This summer proved travel is back! Google search trends show that interest in flights and hotels are on the rise, and security checkpoints are once again full.

Of course, plans change, and life happens. So, what can you use to protect yourself? Travel insurance is a great option.

Here’s what you need to know.

What is travel insurance?

Travel insurance is a plan you purchase that protects you from certain financial risk and losses that can occur while traveling. It also provides access to assistance services, wherever you are in the world.

Getting a quote is easy. Generally, you’ll buy a policy for a single trip. You’ll be asked to provide your age, trip cost and dates of travel.

From there, you’ll select which plan is right for you. Plans vary based on their coverage, which is a benefit because not all needs are the same. This means you can get a plan that easily fits your budget

What does travel insurance cover?

Westwood partners with Allianz Global Assistance to offer our customers travel insurance.

Some of the common coverages include:

  • Trip cancelation or interruption
  • Travel delays
  • Lost or damaged baggage
  • Baggage delays
  • Change fees
  • Medical or dental emergencies
  • Emergency medical transportation
  • Rental car protection

Additionally, Allianz now has an Epidemic Coverage Endorsement that broadens coverage around certain losses related to COVID-19 and any future epidemic.

Remember your trip for the right reasons

A trip is a memorable occasion, but you want it to be full of good memories, not stressful ones. Travel insurance can offer significant peace of mind before and during your vacation.

We hope you have a wonderful vacation season this year! If you are interested in travel insurancecontact a Westwood Insurance Agency agent today.