InsureMyTrip Reports Travel Insurance Claims Increase, Delays Possible

Last updated on 03/28/2023

WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 22, 2022 -- Travel insurance companies have reported a significant increase in travel insurance claims in recent weeks, according to licensed travel insurance agents at InsureMyTrip. With an upsurge in recent claims submissions, travelers should anticipate possible delays.

Google Trends Data Shows Increase in Claims Inquiries

InsureMyTrip analyzed the latest Google Search Trends. Data showed a marked increase recently in online searches for "travel insurance claims".

"Many trips were affected by the Omicron surge and other factors, especially during December and January. Those travelers, who have coverage, are likely in the process of submitting claims to their insurance company. This high volume may lead to subsequent delays," says InsureMyTrip Travel Insurance Expert Meghan Walch.

When filing a travel insurance claim, InsureMyTrip says travelers can help prevent additional lag time by understanding requirements in advance and supplying the proper paperwork to the travel insurance company:

  • Specific forms may be required for each benefit within a policy. If documents are missing, this may cause a claim to be delayed.
  • Use your travel insurance company's online portal to submit a claim or check the status of an existing claim.
  • Obtain and save all receipts and documents related to an incident to help verify a claim. Once you return home from a trip, it can be more difficult to obtain documentation from travel suppliers or medical facilities.

For travelers seeking additional help, InsureMyTrip travel insurance customers have access to Anytime Advocates, a claims assistance service.

Note: coverages are governed by the specific plan certificate. Traditional travel insurance does not offer cancellation coverage for fear of travel, whether related to COVID-19 or not. Cancel For Any Reason is required.

Reporters can request an interview or quote from Travel Insurance Expert Meghan Walch by contacting [email protected].

Meghan Kayata
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SOURCE InsureMyTrip