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I have been purchasing travel insurance for all of my vacations on a regular basis and was interested to see what would happen when our return flight was cancelled by the airline due to weather, presenting the opportunity to file a claim. In a short conversation with a Travel Insured representative, I was curtly informed that a "Missed Connection," was not what I assumed it to be, and my claim was not covered by the policy.
According to my travel insurance summary, benefits would be payable for a "Missed Connection" due to a delay of three hours or more. We were able to get on another flight but due to the flight cancellation we were delayed at the airport for four hours; we didn't arrive at our home airport until after midnight and incurred extra expenses for our transportation back home from the airport (a relative was going to drive us home but couldn't do it at that hour). I was hoping to file a claim for the unexpected transportation expenses to get home from the airport.
However, when I called Travel Insured I was told to read page 14 of my travel insurance policy document, where it states that a "Missed Connection," is only applicable at the beginning of a trip, and only if you miss your cruise or tour. So missing our ride home from the airport was not covered. I had actually tried to call Travel Insured when our flight was cancelled to get clarification of how the policy applied to our situation, but the office was closed. I then called the 24 hour travel assistance line that is offered in conjunction with this policy; the representative I spoke with cautioned that she did not work for Travel Insured and could not interpret the policy, but she also assumed that the "Missed Connection" could apply to my situation. She also tried to reach someone at Travel Insured, but was not successful.
The claim I had wanted to file for transportation was minimal, and I'm not very happy with the results of this "test run." I think next time I would spend more with another company that provides better coverage and clearer and more straightforward terms and conditions, and also one that has representatives who can be reached when needed. I would say this insurance can work for you if you are willing to thoroughly read and memorize the 56 page policy document and are satisfied with the loopholes.
Lee B. would not
recommend this plan to a friend or relative.