After investing a lot of time, effort and money into planning the ultimate vacation, the last thing you want is for everything to go to waste due to unexpected work complications. Despite your best-laid plans, unforeseen circumstances regarding your job may force you to cancel your trip at the last possible minute. If there’s any possibility that this could occur, upgrading your travel insurance to include coverage for cancellations due to work-related reasons is a smart move.
Travel Insurance and Canceling for Work Reasons Coverage
First, many regular travel insurance policies cover trip cancellations due to job loss, so you shouldn’t need a separate policy to cover you in that department. However, very few basic policies include coverage in the event that you must cancel your trip due to a work-related conflict. Instead, you can often add an optional upgrade for such coverage to whichever travel insurance policy that you choose. Doing so expands the covered reasons for canceling a trip ahead of time.
Optional Coverage for Work-Related Cancellations
As you will see while comparing various travel insurance plans–which you should do if you want to get the right coverage at the right price–upgrading to work-related cancellation coverage will typically cover up to the complete cost of the trip in the event of a work-related conflict such as:
- Your place of work being afflicted by a natural disaster like a flood, fire, earthquake or by burglary, vandalism or anything that affects its daily operations
- You are unexpectedly required to work during a previously scheduled trip
- You are required to relocate more than 250 miles to keep your job
- Your company is directly involved in a merger or acquisition
Cancel for work reasons coverage is typically an optional upgrade on package travel insurance plans; it isn’t usually available on travel medical plans. To be eligible, you must not have known that you would be required to work during your planned trip. As long as that is the case, you should be reimbursed for your prepaid travel expenses in the event that you must cancel for work-related reasons.
Ensure Smooth Sailing with Cancel for Work Reasons Coverage
Compare and contrast several travel insurance plans to determine which one offers the right upgrade that provides coverage for work-related vacation cancellations. Remember to read the fine print to avoid surprises. With this coverage, you can rest assured that you won’t be out any serious money if your job gets in the way of your upcoming trip.