Travel Protection Plan for Escorted Bus Tours

Why purchase travel protection?

The CIE Tours Travel Protection Plan. From $174

• Permits you to cancel your trip at any time prior to departure for a covered reason and up to 3 days before your scheduled departure for any reason not otherwise covered (please refer to the CIE Tours “Cancel For Any Reason” Waiver Benefit section below for additional details).            

• Protects you and your belongings while on your trip!

Part A - Travel Arrangement Protection

Trip cancelation - Maximum Benefit: Trip Cost

Part B - Travel Insurance Benefits

Accidental Death and Dismemberment   - Maximum Benefit: $25,000

Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance - Maximum Benefit: $100,000                                                                                         Accident & Sickness Medical Expenses - Included                                                                                                                               Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation - Included                                                                                                                                One Call 24-hour Assistance Service - Included                                                                                                

Trip Interruption - Maximum Benefit: Trip Cost

Missed Connection - Maximum Benefit: $500

Travel Delay (12 hours of More) - Maximum Benefit: $100/$500

Baggage and Personal Effects - Maximum Benefit: $2,500

Baggage Delay (24 Hours or More) - Maximum Benefit: $500

CIE Tours “Cancel For Any Reason” Waiver Benefit

When you purchase the CIE Tours Travel Protection Plan at the time of the initial trip deposit, you also qualify for the CIE Tours “Cancel For Any Reason” Waiver Benefit. This benefit allows you to cancel your CIE Tours Travel Arrangements up to 3 days before your scheduled departure for any reason not covered by the Travel Protection Plan. Under this benefit, CIE Tours will refund the amount of your cancellation penalty in CIE Tours travel certificates, with the balance of the refund made in cash or by credit card. The travel certificates are non-refundable, valid for 26 months from date of issue (but no later than 26 months from the date your trip was canceled) and may not be redeemed for cash.

Any benefit payable under this “Cancel For Any Reason” Waiver will be reduced by the amount of any cancellation benefits paid or payable by the CIE Tours Travel Protection Plan or any other insurance plan providing Trip Cancellation benefits. The waiver does not cover the single room supplement charge that is applicable if one person cancels from a twin room, which then becomes a single room. CIE Tours requires written notice of cancellation during normal business hours. This benefit only applies to plan F429C and covers only those Travel Arrangements purchased from CIE Tours. For cancellations for covered reasons, see below.

CIE Tours “Cancel For Any Reason” Waiver Benefit is not available for groups of 15 or more.

Trip Cancellation

If you have to cancel your Trip due to a covered Injury, Sickness or Death - your own or that of a Traveling Companion or Family Member - or for Other Covered Reasons, as defined, you will be reimbursed up to the Trip cost for the cancellation charges imposed on for Travel Arrangements provided by CIE Tours. The Trip Cancellation Benefit of Part A - Travel Arrangement Protection is provided by CIE Tours and is not an insurance benefit. For New York Residents only, Part A Benefits are provided by United States Fire Insurance Company.

Part B – Travel Insurance Benefits

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

These benefits are paid if loss occurs within 180 days of a covered Injury which occurs while on a CIE Tours Trip.

Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance

Provides reimbursement for reasonable and customary medical expenses incurred during your Trip and for emergency dental treatment received during your Trip not to exceed $750; for the costs of emergency transport to the nearest hospital or medical facility, including escort expense (both, if deemed necessary by the attending Legally Qualified Physician), for a covered Injury or Sickness which occurs while on your Trip; or the cost of homeward carriage if deceased.

Trip Interruption

If you Interrupt your Trip due to a covered Injury, Sickness or Death - your own or that of a Traveling Companion or Family member - or for Other Covered Reasons, as defined, you will be reimbursed up to the Trip cost for the unused portion of the prepaid expenses for Travel Arrangements and/or the Additional Transportation Cost paid to return home or rejoin the Trip.

Missed Connection

Provides reimbursement for the additional transportation expense incurred and/or the unused, non-refundable land arrangements if your arrival at your trip destination is delayed for 3 or more hours due to a covered reason.

Travel Delay

Provides reimbursement up to $150 per day (maximum $1000) for reasonable accommodation, meal and local transportation expenses if you are delayed for more than 12 hours due to a covered reason such as common carrier delay; quarantine; loss of passport, travel documents or money; natural disaster; or a documented weather condition preventing you from getting to the point of departure.

Baggage and Personal Effects

Coverage for direct physical loss or damage to your checked Baggage, passports or visas while on your Trip. A $600 maximum limit applies to jewelry, watches, cameras, camera equipment, and furs – a $300 per article limit applies to all other items.

Baggage Delay

If, while on your Trip, your checked Baggage is delayed for 24 hours or more, we will pay up to $250 for the purchase of necessary additional clothing and personal articles.

Exclusions and Limitations

Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Description of Coverage which will be included with your documents and is also available to you online at www.tripmate.com/wpF429C. For example, coverage does not apply to: any sickness or condition of you, a Travelling Companion, Family Member or Business Partner travelling with you that existed during the 60 days prior to the effective date of the coverages (this exclusion is waived if your premium is received within 7 days of your initial deposit/payment for your Trip), suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war. A Travelling Companion is defined as a person with whom you have coordinated travel arrangements and intend to travel with during the Trip. Other Covered Reasons, as defined, includes the following events or their consequences: Cancellation or Interruption of your Trip due to: Inclement Weather, unannounced Strike, mechanical breakdown that causes complete cessation of services of Your Common Carrier for at least 12 consecutive hours; a documented traffic accident while enroute to departure; being hijacked or quarantined; jury duty; destruction of your home or destination by fire, flood, burglary or natural disaster; being called to the emergency service of government to provide aid or relief in the event of a natural disaster; a documented theft of passports or visas or a transfer of employment of 250 miles or more; involuntary job termination (must be employed with same employer for 1 year) or revocation of military leave due to war. The Part B Travel Insurance Benefits are underwritten by: United States Fire Insurance Company and all Plan Benefits are administered by: Trip Mate, Inc. (in CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency), 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO, 64114, 1-800-888-7292.

Benefits are described on a general basis only. There are certain restrictions, exclusions and limitations that apply to all coverages and services. This advertisement does not constitute or form any part of the Plan Description or any other contract of any kind. Plan benefits, limits, and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction. To review full plan details online, go to: www.tripmate.com/wpF429C.

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