How to Keep Your Travel Plans Worry-Free

oswaldcompanies January 13, 2023

The holidays are a joyous time of year and present an opportunity to enjoy a well-earned getaway. Unfortunately, for thousands of travelers across the nation this past year, the only destination was a crowded airport.

Extreme weather leading up to Christmas day, coupled with multiple problems at Southwest Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the world, resulted in thousands of flights canceled or delayed. Travelers found themselves stranded during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

Weeks later, an FAA computer outage stopped all U.S. air travel for several hours and an Amtrak train departing from Washington D.C. bound for Florida was delayed over 20 hours mid-trip.

From weddings spent apart to celebrating Christmas night in an airport, every traveler impacted by these events has a unique story. While the emotional toll on those affected is high, so too is the potential financial toll.

Missed or delayed trips can cost thousands – and travelers shouldn’t expect airlines, the federal government or train operators to reimburse them. Recovering those costs is, at the very least, a long and laborious process. Travel insurance can help ease the pain.

What Is Travel Insurance?

Oswald defines travel coverage as protection against risks and financial losses that could occur while traveling, which may include flight delays due to inclement weather or unannounced strikes of an airline.

Depending on the coverage plan you choose, travel insurance can cover a wide variety of issues. Listed below are among the benefits covered.

  • Trip Cancelation
  • Cancel for Any Reason (subject to the terms of the plan)
  • Trip Interruption
  • Baggage Delay
  • Accident and Sickness Medical Expenses
  • Baggage and Personal Effects
  • Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Medical Evacuation
  • Repatriation of Remains

Travel Insurance Options from Oswald

Travel insurance can also help protect you and your family when you reach your destination, providing coverage for things like medical emergencies and evacuations due to natural or political disasters. From border closures due to local conflict, broad ranging political violence or trepidation over communicable diseases, we have seen several years of significant, frequent and costly travel disruptions.

The comprehensive coverage can help reimburse some of those non-refundable costs caused by these unexpected events.

Want to Learn More?

As we plan our trips, whether to different states or countries, we have to face the reality that travel can come with hiccups. The unexpected cancellation of a trip can be challenging, but we can help provide you with the peace of mind that you are covered in the event an interruption occurs. Reach out to a trusted Oswald advisor today to help select a coverage that is best for your next adventure.

For more information, please contact us here.


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