Since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, the globe has seen a dizzying shift in trends, attitudes, habits and the general operation of society. One such trend that emerged and seems here to stay is a renewed enthusiasm for road trip travel. Prompted by a combination of widespread reluctance for public and common carrier transportation (think airplanes, trains and cruise ships) during the pandemic and a simple desire to escape our daily lives and even disconnect, Americans have been grabbing hold of the promise and adventure offered by road trips.
In fact, according to the recent RVshare 2022 Travel Trend Report, a remarkable 70% of Millennials and 54% of Gen Xers plan to take a road trip or vacation in an RV in the next 12 months.* On top of this, the ability now for many workers to work remotely has opened a host of new travel possibilities, including extended trips and travel simply to work in a different environment.
But before you hit the gas pedal to get out of dodge, make sure you consider what would happen if something unexpected (and unwelcome) happens to disrupt your trip. A road trip, just like any other trip or vacation, deserves the protection of travel insurance. The Road Trip Insure Travel Protection Plan from USI Travel Insurance Services was designed specifically with road trip travel in mind. The plan can cover pre-paid, non-refundable trip expenses if your trip is cancelled, delayed or interrupted for a covered reason, including severe weather event, accident, illness, employment termination and more, as defined in the plan (read plan for specific details). Pre-paid, non-refundable trip expenses may include any of the following, and more:
- Vacation rental
- Car or RV rental
- Amusement park tickets
- Admission to national parks
- Concert tickets
- Campsite reservations
- Sporting event tickets
The plan also provides coverage for Emergency Accident & Sickness Medical Expenses and Emergency Medical Evacuation, which can cover illnesses or accidents incurred on your trip. After all, your primary health insurance may not cover all of your costs away from home, even for domestic travel, and travel insurance may even reimburse for copays and deductibles for a covered injury or illness that happens on your trip.
While there are many comprehensive travel insurance plans to choose from, the Road Trip Insure Plan from USI Travel Insurance Services offers some plan features not available on many other plans and which may be especially useful for travel on the road. These include Travel Inconvenience, Pet & Service Animal Travel Medical Expense, Vehicle coverage in case of interruptions, and the option to upgrade your plan with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage and Interruption For Any Reason (IFAR) coverage.**
The best part? This plan covers ALL people in your vehicle for just one single premium. Plans provide coverage per reservation (up to 10 individuals allowed per plan), rather than per person. Plan rates are determined per reservation according to total trip cost.
Visit my.travelinsure.com/roadtripinsure today to learn more, get a quote and enroll. If you have questions or would like to get a quote or enroll by phone, please contact our Customer Service team for assistance at (800) 937-1387 or [email protected]. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Reference the Road Trip Insure plan when you call or email.
**CFAR is not available to residents of NY. IFAR is not available to residents of … CFAR and IFAR are offered at an additional premium. To be eligible, plan must be purchased within 21 days of the date the initial trip deposit is received. Other conditions apply, read plan document for details.