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Travel should be relaxing. Pet insurance makes sure it is

Travel troubles differ in every way except one: nobody wants them – especially when you’re traveling with your four-legged friend. Your pet could get sick while traveling or turn a pillow into confetti in your vacation rental. Pet Travel Insurance with BringFido helps your peace of mind and your bank account.

If you’re not familiar with pet travel insurance, this guide supplies real-life situations to help you understand what each coverage means, if your pet needs it for your trip, and how it helps you if something happens.

 

Pet Travel Insurance – includes:

Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage

These are two of the most common types of travel insurance coverage. This will cover non-refundable or prepaid deposits for cancellations and interruptions due to sudden illness or accidents – of you or your pet – that happen either before or during your trip. (Lots of other covered reasons apply too!)

“I was on a exploring the National Parks with my dog, and midway through our hike at Yellowstone, she hurt her hip and struggled to walk. We ended up going home earlier than planned as she could not continue the hikes. Because we had to suddenly cut our trip short, we lost all the money we’d paid for the rentals and entry passes at each park.

—Cassie K & her Golden Lab, Phoebe.

Good for: travelers and their pets who book activities with hefty deposits, longer-term stays, and prepaid accommodations in multiple destinations

Skip it: travelers using frequent flier miles, or staying with family/friends having a relaxing, chill vacation, with no prepaid activities

 

Pet Medical and Pet Return insurance

Just like you, your pets may need medical care while traveling. Make sure you can take care of your pet’s medical needs and get reimbursed for emergency pet care, whether traveling domestically or abroad. Pet Return coverage can also pay for the cost to return your pet home in case you get sick while traveling.

“My partner and I took advantage of remote work and rented an apartment in London for a month. While we were unpacking, our dog helped herself to some chocolate that was left out as a welcome gift. An emergency vet visit later, she ended up being fine, but it made for a stressful (and expensive) first few days.”

—Avery D and his rescue dog, Basil.

Good for: owners without pet insurance, pets outside of a domestic coverage area, all pets traveling internationally

Skip it: pets within a domestic pet medical insurance coverage area

 

Pet Damage Protection

Most people are diligent about taking care of rental properties, but sometimes you can’t prevent those “uh oh” moments – especially from your pet (although this also covers damage caused by humans!). You’re on vacation too, so protect yourself from having to helicopter over your animal the entire trip.

“I was staying in a townhouse in Santa Cruz, California. As we enter the rental, my dog gets so excited – runs into a table and knocks a vase that fell over and rolled onto the floor, breaking on impact. It was a total accident, as dogs are always innocent, but the vase was beyond repair.” Labradoodle, George

Good for: anyone traveling with their pet and staying at a hotel or vacation rental

Skip it: people roughing it in the woods, or staying at a family’s house

If you do your research, you can find affordable pet travel insurance that provides the coverage you need for peace of mind. Customize a coverage plan that makes sense for you when you book through BringFido.

Find out more about Pet Travel Insurance and Pet Medical/Pet Return Insurance.

 
battleface Travel Insurance plans are underwritten by Spinnaker Insurance Company (an IL Corporation, NAIC# 24376), with administrative office at One Pluckemin Way, Suite 102, Bedminster, NJ 07921. Plans are offered and administered by battleface Insurance Services LLC, 45 East Lincoln Street, Columbus, OH 43215, National Producer Number 18731960 (FL License number L107363/CA License number 0M75381). This is a brief description of the coverage provided under policy series RIG-1000. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions. Please refer to the Policy for complete details. If there are conflicts between the information on this site and the Policy, the Policy will govern in all cases. Not all products or coverages may be available in all jurisdictions.
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PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION

Pre-Existing Medical Condition means an illness, disease, or other condition during the 180 day period immediately prior to the date Your coverage is effective :
  1. received or received a recommendation for a test, examination, or medical treatment for a condition which first manifested itself, worsened or became acute, or had symptoms which would have prompted a reasonable person to seek diagnosis, care or treatment; or
  2. took or received a prescription for drugs or medicine. Item (2) of this definition does not apply to a condition which is treated or controlled solely through the taking of prescription drugs or medicine and remains treated or controlled without any adjustment or change in the required prescription throughout the 180 day period before coverage is effective under this policy.
  3. required a change in prescribed medication. Change in prescribed medication means the dosage or frequency of a medication has been reduced, increased, stopped and/or new medications have been prescribed due to the worsening of an underlying condition that is being treated with the medication, unless the change is:
    1. between a brand name and a generic medication with comparable dosage; or
    2. an adjustment to insulin or anti-coagulant dosage.
If you, or someone you are traveling with, has a Pre-Existing Medical Condition, you can still buy a policy from us but there is no cover for any claim arising directly or indirectly from that condition.

PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION

Any Medical Condition that, within the last 12 months, required any:

  • surgery, inpatient or outpatient treatment, referrals or investigations of any sort. This includes being on any waiting list, taking any prescription medication, tablets or required medical treatment (This will not apply to common colds, flu or contraceptive medication);
  • medical advice or treatment for any respiratory condition relating to the lungs or breathing;
  • medical advice or treatment for any heart, stroke or diabetic condition;

Hypertension or high cholesterol controlled by 1 prescription drug only and where the dosage has not been changed within the last 12 months will not be considered a pre-existing medical condition

Coverages Available:

*not all coverages are available in all states
Travel Protection Benefits Limits
Trip Cancellation 100% of trip cost (up to a maximum of $20,000)
Single Occupancy Up to trip cost
Cancel for Any Reason Up to 75% of trip cost Up to 50% of trip costs in FL(CFAR not available to NY residents)
Trip Interruption 150% of trip cost
Delay Package
Trip Delay
Maximum $200 per day up to $2,500
Missed Connection Maximum of $1,000 per covered trip
Baggage Package – Excess
Baggage and Personal Effects $2,500 $100 Deductible
Baggage Delay $100 per day up to a maximum of $500
Travel Medical Package – Excess AK, CO, ID, ND, NH – Primary
Travel Medical Expense – Adventure sports included $100,000 $50,000 in NH $50 Deductible
Emergency Dental $750
Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains Up to $500,000
Up to $1,000,000 in NH
Accidental Death & Dismemberment $100,000 or $250,000 or $500,000
Pet Medical Package
Pet Medical Expense Up to $2,000 $100 Deductible
Pet Return Up to $500
Rental Vehicle Damage – Primary Up to $35,000 per rented vehicle- Primary $250 Deductible for loss greater than $2,000
Vacation Rental Damage $1,500 or $3,000 or $5,000

Travel Medical Insurance

Some benefits are subject to an excess (aka, the deductible, or what you have to pay before we pay), as stated in the Policy Schedule, and are per Policy Period.

Benefits Limits
Cancellation and Curtailment 5,000
Emergency Medical Expenses, Evacuation and Repatriation of Mortal Remains 10,000,000 (excess 250 or 50)
Hospital Benefit 25 per day, maximum 100
Personal Accident up to 250,000
Baggage Loss or Delay up to 5,000 (excess 250 or 50)
Personal Money and Passport, limited to 250 in respect of cash 500 (excess 250 or 50)
Personal Liability 500,000
Travel Delay 500
Optional Benefits Limits
Business Extension up to 1,000 (excess 100)
Winter Sports (Ski Equipment) up to 750 (excess 50 or 100)

Travel Medical Insurance

Some benefits are subject to an excess (aka, the deductible, or what you have to pay before we pay), as stated in the Policy Schedule, and are per Policy Period.

Benefits Limits
Trip Interruption 2,000
Emergency Medical Expenses, Evacuation and Repatriation of Mortal Remains 10,000,000 (excess 250)
Hospital Benefit 25 per day, maximum 100
Personal Accident up to 5,000
Baggage Loss or Delay up to 2,000 (excess 250 or 50)
Personal Money and Passport, limited to 250 in respect of cash 500 (excess 250) *** Limited to 250 in respect of cash
Personal Liability 500,000
Optional Benefits Limits
Business Extension up to 1,000 (excess 100)
Winter Sports (Ski Equipment) up to 750 (excess 50 or 100)
Personal Accident up to 250,000
Baggage up to 10,000

Travel Medical Insurance

Some benefits are subject to an excess (aka, the deductible, or what you have to pay before we pay), as stated in the Policy Schedule, and are per Policy Period.

Benefits Limits
Cancellation up to $20,000
Trip Interruption $1,000
Medical and Emergency Expenses $5,000,000 (deductible $250)
Hospital Benefit $25 per day, maximum $100
Personal Accident up to $50,000
Baggage $2,000 (deductible $250)
Personal Money and Passport, limited to $250 in respect of cash $500 (deductible $250)
Personal Liability $500,000
Optional Benefits Limits
Business Extension up to $1,000 (deductible $100)
Winter Sports (Ski Equipment) up to $750 (deductible $50 or $100)

Travel Medical Insurance

Some benefits are subject to an excess (aka, the deductible, or what you have to pay before we pay), as stated in the Policy Schedule, and are per Policy Period.

Benefits Limits
Cancellation and Curtailment 5,000
Emergency Medical Expenses, Evacuation and Repatriation of Mortal Remains 10,000,000 (excess 250 or 50)
Hospital Benefit 25 per day, maximum 100
Personal Accident up to 250,000
Baggage Loss or Delay up to 5,000 (excess 250 or 50)
Personal Money and Passport, limited to 250 in respect of cash 500 (excess 250 or 50)
Personal Liability 500,000
Travel Delay 500
Optional Benefits Limits
Business Extension up to 1,000 (excess 100)
Winter Sports (Ski Equipment) up to 750 (excess 50 or 100)