When you travel with your fur baby, you may be surprised to know that a travel insurance plan can protect them as well as you. Read on to learn about pet care coverage with travel insurance.9 September 2011
Pet care coverage with travel insurance typically consists of pet-related assistance services, such as coordinating the pet’s return home if the insured is hospitalized.
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What does Pet Care cover?
Important notes about this coverage
What type of policy covers this?
How much coverage does each company provide?
Ellen, a retired schoolteacher and widow, traveled everywhere with her beloved Charlie, a Boston Terrier given to her by her husband before he died. She and Charlie had grieved for Harold together and learned to make a life of their own – just the two of them.
When Ellen had an opportunity for a long summer stay in the UK with an old friend, she was thrilled. She researched the options to bring Charlie with her and found that with some paperwork and veterinarian certifications, Charlie could go along. The second week of their trip found Charlie very ill and Ellen called the travel assistance services representatives for help. They guided her to a local veterinarian who could diagnose and treat little Charlie. Ellen was thrilled that Charlie would be OK.
Not many plans offer this type of coverage and the ones that do are typically package plans.
Damian Tysdal is the founder of CoverTrip, and is a licensed agent for travel insurance (MA 1883287). He believes travel insurance should be easier to understand, and started the first travel insurance blog in 2006.