Terrorism Fueled Travel Insurance in 2015 — What About 2016?

By Dan Drennen, Director, Travel

  • Originally published December 15, 2015 , last updated January 29, 2016
Terrorism Fueled Travel Insurance in 2015 — What About 2016?

First, I would like to thank each and every one of you for being a Travel Insurance Center® customer or affiliate in 2015. We know you and your clients have many choices when it comes to purchasing a travel protection plan. It is our pleasure to help you find the travel protection plan that does what you or your clients need it to do, for the best price.

In 2015, many worldwide events fed people’s emotions, sparked anxiety and uncertainty and caused pause regarding travel plans. Most recently, the Paris terrorist attacks caused many schools to rethink their class trips to France in 2016. Some schools and districts have cancelled their trips, while others still believe that their trip will be a safe and wonderful learning experience.

Uncertainty and emotion fuel most insurance purchases. Travel insurance aims to protect a trip investment or provide travel health insurance in case of illness or injury while you are traveling outside of the country, or both. However, travel insurance does not cover every situation you can imagine. The policy language spells out exactly what perils the insurance company is willing to accept. Always read the description of coverage for a policy you are considering or give us a call to discuss the coverage.

What’s ahead in 2016?

Many customers are now considering a Cancel for Any Reason policy that will return up to 75% of the insured trip cost in case they may have reservations, anxiety or uncertainty about traveling. Some plans also include Trip Interruption for Any Reason. If you have already left on your trip and feel the need to cancel the rest of the trip, you may. And yes, Cancel for Any Reason plans do cost more, but in the end, it just might be a sensible purchase.

Whatever the concern when traveling in the coming year, remember that Travel Insurance Center will work to find the right coverage for you or your clients. Just give us a call at 1-866-979-6753. Remember, when you become a Travel Insurance Center affiliate, you can earn commissions — even for just referring clients who buy plans!