Why do our multi-day tours include travel insurance?
Specialized "third-party" travel insurance covers against a wide variety of illness or accident-caused cancellation charges and many other risks. We have had years of personal experience with thousands of travelers who have been covered by Travel Guard and feel good about how well they take care of our travelers in their times of difficulty.
We particularly recommend buying insurance to cover cancellation and interruption fees. This covers accidents or sickness (yours, family member or traveling companion) resulting cancellation or trip interruption charges. If your roommate cancels, the roommate’s refund cannot be reduced to cover your single supplement; that’s why each roommate should purchase travel insurance to reimburse for this extra cost.
Note that Medicare does not cover you outside the U.S.
Travel insurance does. Likewise, there are significant gaps and limitations with "free" credit card, vendor-offered and membership plans.
For most of our tours either the AIG Travel Guard Deluxe Group plan will be offered as a separate option or included in the package. But if not (like in the case of day trips), a personal plan is available from Berkshire Hathaway.
• Click Travel Guard Deluxe Group Plan for a PDF* showing details of coverage, cost for which does not vary by age group. Their group plan covers: Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay (Max. $150 per day), Missed Connection, Baggage & Personal Effects, Baggage Delay, Accident Sickness Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Travel Medical Assistance, Worldwide Travel Assistance and LiveTravel® Emergency Assistance.
If you have questions, call toll free:
866-385-4839 and refer to product number 101060 P1 11/16 (California residents: refer to product CA1060 P1 11/16).
Plan is available for US residents only, but not available to residents of FL and MT. See below for a Description of Coverage.
• For independent coverage, click Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection for plan options and cost (varies by plan and age group).
• For non-US-residents, click https://www.worldnomads.com/ as a suggested alternative. (We do not sell or recommend it per se.)
A Customer's Story:
TRAVEL GUARD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MY TRIP
I have worked and traveled all over the world for over 30 years and now consider Travel Guard the most important aspect of my planning for any trip that I go on. First, they provide the best insurance of all the companies that are in the market place. Second, their coverage is comprehensive and provides detail of every aspect. You know exactly what you are signing up for. Lastly, they provide great personal service and follow-up with any questions or claims that you may have. - Don
This webpage is about the Deluxe Group Plan travel insurance included in the following packages:
Munich, Salzburg, Vienna & the Oberammergau Passion Play 6/14/2022
Northern Europe & Iceland 7/16/21
Champaign County Farm Bureau American Queen Steamboat 8/21/21
*Here are some excerpts of Travel Guard's flyer. See Description of Coverage link or call their tollfree number for details.
This Is A Brief Outline Of Coverage – Restrictions Apply
Trip Cancellation & Interruption
Reimburses forfeited, non-refundable, unused payments or deposits up to the Maximum Limit shown in the Schedule or declarations Page for Trips that are canceled or interrupted due to covered reasons such as:
Sickness, injury, or death of you, a Family Member, Traveling Companion, or Business Partner;
Primary Residence or destination being made uninhabitable or Inaccessible;
subpoenaed, required to serve on a jury, hijacked, or quarantined;
involuntary termination of employment or layoff.
Exclusions Apply. For a complete list of covered reasons, refer to the Certificate of Insurance or Policy. Trip Delay Reimburses up to $150 per day/per person up to the Maximum Limit shown in the Schedule or declarations Page for Reasonable Additional Expenses if the insured is delayed for more than 6 consecutive hours due to a covered reason.
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion
The Company will not pay for any Loss or expense incurred as the result of an injury, sickness, or other condition of you, a Traveling Companion, Business Partner or Family Member which, within the 60-day period immediately preceding and including your coverage effective date:
(a) first manifested itself, worsened, became acute or had symptoms which would have prompted a reasonable person to seek diagnosis, care, or treatment;
(b) for which care or treatment was given or recommended by a Physician; or
(c) required taking prescription drugs or medicines, unless the condition for which the drugs or medicines are taken remains controlled without any change in the prescription drugs or medicines.
The Company will waive this exclusion if you meet the following conditions
The Company will waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion if the following conditions are met:
(a) This plan is purchased with Initial Trip Payment;
(b) The amount of coverage purchased equals all prepaid nonrefundable payments or deposits applicable to the Trip at the time of purchase and the costs of any subsequent arrangements added to the same Trip are insured with payment or deposit for any subsequent Trip arrangements; and
(c) All Insured’s are medical able to travel when this plan cost is paid; and
(d) The Trip Cost does not exceed $25,000 per person (only applicable to Trip Cancellation/Interruption).
For those purchasing a Travel Guard Deluxe Group policy, the Group certificate links are listed below:
For AL, AZ, AK, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, ID, IA, KY, MD, MA, MI, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, RI, SC, VA, WV, WI State Residents click here.
For GA, LA, ME, MI, OH, SD, TX, UT, VT, WY Residents click here.
For California Residents click here.
For Colorado Residents click here.
For Illinois Residents click here.
For Indiana Residents click here.
For Kansas Residents click here.
For Minnesota Residents click here.
For Missouri Residents click here.
For New Hampshire Residents click here.
For Oregon Residents click here.
For Pennsylvania Residents click here.
For Tennessee Residents click here.
For Washington Residents click here.