Should I include the equivalent monetary "cost" of the airline ticket that I purchased with frequent flyer miles?
Generally the insurance companies will not insure tickets purchased with reward points or miles because no money has been paid. However, you should insure yourself for adequate trip interruption coverage. Make sure that you have purchased enough trip interruption coverage to cover the cost of an economy ticket home plus the cost of any unused, non-refundable land arrangements that you might lose if you have to interrupt your trip.
Is there any company that provides travel insurance to cover loss of frequent flyer program miles, should the airline go out of business or if I am unable to re-instate them in the event of cancellation of a trip?
No, there is no company in the travel insurance industry that will cover loss of frequent flyer points or miles. Travel Insured will reimburse the penalty fee to return tickets back into the point program.
Is it possible to insure the house or condo rental?
All of the companies on our website will provide reimbursement of villa, condo or other rental property as long as there is a written agreement/contract between the insured and the renter. Reimbursement of your pre-paid cost will be made if the trip cancellation or interruption was caused by a peril named in the policy.
What is meant by financial default coverage?
The Financial Default protection benefit is part of the Trip Cancellation/Interruption benefit. Financial default coverage applies if the airline, cruise line, or tour operator goes out of business and you are unable to travel or suffer financial loss. In order for this coverage to apply, coverage must be purchased within 7 - 21 days (depends on company) of the initial deposit. After determining if you qualify for the benefit, some of the plans have 7-14 day waiting period before the benefit would become effective. Additionally, this benefit would be only available if the airline, cruise line or tour operator was not in bankruptcy at the time you purchase your travel insurance policy and in the case of Access America, is listed on their list of approved companies and in the case of Travel Guard, is not on their list of disapproved companies.
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