Trip Mate Frequently Asked Questions

This is a brief description of the plan available for all travel insurance sales on or after May 01, 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Travel Protection Plans:

 
Please note that a final claims determination is made based upon the policy provisions, and the written documentation we receive with your claim submission.
 
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1. What happens if my flight is delayed or canceled?
2. What are Pre-Existing Conditions and can a Pre-Existing Condition be covered by the Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan?
3. What can I do if I lose my passport or visa close to the departure date of my Trip?
4. What if bad weather is predicted where I plan to travel? Will the Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan cover me if I cancel my Trip?
5. What happens if my bags do not arrive at my destination when I do? What do I do?
6. If I require medical care while on my Trip, are my medical bills covered?
7. How do I file a claim?
8.Does the Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan cover my frequent flyer miles?
9. Does the Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan cover me if I want to cancel my Trip due to a Terrorist Incident?
10.Am I covered if the airline I have booked with ceases operations or becomes Financially Insolvent?
11.What happens if I lose my job and I must cancel my Trip?
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
1. What happens if my flight is delayed or canceled?
 
The Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan protects you in several ways. If your flight is delayed 3 hours or more, you can take a later flight and you will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $750 for your Additional Transportation Cost to join your Trip and for the cost of any unused land or water Travel Arrangements.  See Certificate/Policy for full details. 

You will also be reimbursed up to $150 per day toa maximum of $750 for any additional accommodation and travel expense if you incur a delay of 12 hours or more for a covered reason during your Trip.  See Certificate/Policy for full details. 
 
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2. What are Pre-Existing Conditions and can a Pre-Existing Condition be covered by the Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan?
 
Medical conditions for which there is treatment; or a recommendation for treatment, diagnostic test or exam; or for which drugs or medicine are prescribed during the 60 day period prior to your effective date are Pre-Existing Conditions. The policy excludes your Pre-Existing Conditions and those of a Traveling Companion or a Family Member traveling with you. Exception: Medical conditions that are treated or controlled solely with medication and remain treated or controlled without an adjustment or a change in medication during the 60 day period prior to your effective date are not considered to be Pre-Existing Conditions.  See Certificate/Policy for full details. 
 
IMPORTANT! - The policy exclusionfor Pre-Existing Conditions will be waived if the payment for this plan is received by Blount Small Ship Adventures within 14 days of your initial deposit/payment for your Trip.
 
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3. What can I do if I lose my passport or visa close to the departure date of my Trip?
 
Fortunately, passports and visas can often be replaced in a very short period of time.  Sometimes as quickly as 24 hours.  There are a number of passport service agencies who can provide this expedited service for you.  Click here for a passport service agency.
 
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4. What if bad weather is predicted where I plan to travel? Will the Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan cover me if I cancel my Trip?
 
The Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan does not provide coverage if you cancel your Trip based upon what may or may not happen.

Remember, when you purchase the Travel Protection Plan within 14 days of the initial deposit/payment for your Trip, you also qualify for the Cancel For Any Reason Waiver that allows you to cancel your travel arrangements up to 24 hours before your scheduled departure for ANY REASON. For complete details of the Cancel For Any Reason Waiver, See Certificate/Policy for full details.
 

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5. What happens if my bags do not arrive at my destination when I do? What do I do?

The Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan covers all baggage delays of more than 24 hours during your Trip. You will be reimbursed up to $250 for personal articles you buy (such as toiletries, a change of clothing, etc.).  Be sure to keep receipts for anything you purchase.

Your delayed or lost baggage will be tracked for up to one full year, if requested.
 
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6. If I require medical care while on my Trip, are my medical bills covered?
 
The Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan covers medical expenses resulting from an illness or injury during your Trip. If you must be medically evacuated to another facility or home, these costs are covered as well.  See Certificate/Policy for full details. 
 
The Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan includes a 24-hour worldwide assistance service to help you with medical or legal emergencies during your Trip.  See Certificate/Policy for full details. 
 
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7. How do I file a claim?
 

To file a claim, call the Claims Administrator, Trip Mate, at 1-800-888-7292. Their Customer Service Representatives will assist you with your claim and mail you the appropriate claim form(s). Claims may also be reported online and claim forms downloaded at www.tripmate.com.  See Certificate/Policy for full details. 

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8. Does the Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan cover my frequent flyer miles?
 
Frequent flyer miles are not covered if you must cancel or interrupt your Trip. If you cancel your Trip for a covered reason, you will only be reimbursed the money actually paid for the Trip.
 
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9. Does the Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan cover me if I want to cancel my Trip due to a Terrorist Incident?
 
The Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan does provide a benefit if you must cancel or interrupt your Trip due to a Terrorist Incident in your departure city or in a city which is a scheduled destination for your Trip. To be covered, the Terrorist Incident must occur within 30 days of the Scheduled Departure Date for your Trip (if your Travel Supplier offers a substitute itinerary, benefits do not apply).  See Certificate/Policy for full details. 
 
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10. Am I covered if the airline I have booked with ceases operations or becomes Financially Insolvent?
 
The Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan covers Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption due to Bankruptcy or Default (each as defined in the policy) of an airline provided: 1) the Financial Insolvency is not of the tour operator or travel agency from whom you directly purchased or paid for your Trip; 2) the Financial Insolvency occurs more than 14 days following your effective date for the Trip Cancellation Benefits; and 3) the policy has been purchased within 14 days of Your initial deposit/payment for Your Trip.  See Certificate/Policy for full details. 
 
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11. What happens if I lose my job and I must cancel my Trip?
 
The Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan provides coverage for job termination provided: 1) your job loss is the result of your involuntary termination of employment or layoff; 2) was not under your control; and 3) you must have been continuously employed with the same employer for 1 year prior to the termination or layoff.
 
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If you have a specific question about the Blount Small Ship Adventures Travel Protection Plan, please contact Trip Mate.