TRIP INSURANCE RESOURCES
In a typical ski season +200 members travel with Austin Skiers to fabulous ski resorts in North America or go with us to several European countries. After +50 years of offering trips we have learned that travel plans can and do change, most often without warning. While some of our trips do offer optional (for an added expense) trip insurance through the tour operators, the majority of our trips do not have this option. This past season, some of our members had to cancel their travel plans at the last minute resulting in a loss of all or the majority of their trip investment. If you would like to avoid this unfortunate situation, we encourage you to research trip insurance options now.
Are you wondering if trip insurance is right for you? Check out this article by US News & World Report (March 22, 2022) on the "11 Best Travel Insurance Companies." For a description of each product listed in order of ranking: Allianz Travel Insurance;Travelex Insurance Services; World Nomads; AIG Travel Guard; Seven Corners; HTH Travel Insurance; Generali Global Assistance; IMG Travel Insurance; AXA Travel Insurance; Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection; and Nationwide. Check this website (SquareMouth) for comparison shopping between multiple carriers.
Pandemics: as a general rule Travel Insurance policy don’t provide coverage for pandemics or a fear of getting sick. They typically have a very specific list (Named Perils) – much like you can purchase for your home or commercial business – of covered reasons for cancellation e.g., losing a job or a terrorist attack. The policy language regarding this isn’t anything new as virus exclusions began appearing in policies since the SARS epidemic of 2002-04. Regulation of insurance policies for the most part are governed by states not the federal government who have approved these exclusions for years. Click here for the latest updates on Travel Insurance and Coronavirus. Keep in mind that some plans may exclude epidemics/pandemics and may not provide coverage for related issues.
Please know, Austin Skiers does not endorse any of the above named insurance providers or their services and we do not require you to purchase trip insurance to travel with our non-profit club. These resources are only provided for your convenience. If you have concerns about the reputation of any travel insurance company ask about their Better Business Bureau rating or their affiliation with the US Travel Insurance Association web.ustia.org/Travel-Insurance-Providers.
TRIP INSURANCE INFORMATION ON SPORTS AMERICA REGISTRATION PAGE
In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer a travel insurance plan through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information and rates, refer to the 360° Group Choice flyer linked below. Travel Insurance is offered on behalf of and under the direction of Travelex Insurance Services.
For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888-574-7026 and reference plan number GCB-0521. Customer Solutions hours: 8:00am-7:00pm CST
360° Group Choice Flyer (new window) – Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits
360° Group Choice Policy (new window) – to view/download the Policy based on your state of residence.
The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. To view state specific fraud warnings, visit: https://www.travelexinsurance.com/company/fraud-warning. Travelex Insurance Services Inc. (“Travelex Insurance”) maintains an updated list of alerts and financial defaults on its website available at https://www.travelexinsurance.com/customer-service/travel-alerts/travel-supplier. Please click here to view a special notice for NY residents regarding coverage related to COVID-19. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. 7I6
Please Note: If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
If you wish to cover expenses outside of this purchase – for example if purchasing your own airfare or extending you trip outside of the displayed trip dates – or make future changes that alter your trip price compared to what is currently shown you must contact your Sports America representative who will manually adjust your protection coverage accordingly. Insurance premium listed is for travelers age 25+.
Questions to consider when talking with a travel insurance provider: