NOTICE: We strongly urge you to read our COVERAGE ALERT. It is important that you understand how our policies limit or exclude coverage related to COVID-19, as well as temporary, specific accommodations we are making during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Updated January 19, 2020 - Coronavirus
As of January 21, 2020, the first Coronavirus case was identified in the US and was recognized as an epidemic by the CDC as of February 3, 2020. Additionally, interstate travel restrictions and shelter in place orders were put in place effective March 17, 2020. As such, known issues that are considered foreseeable as a result of the Coronavirus may impact the covered reasons included in your travel policy.
We are committed to assisting our policyholders who may need help navigating the impact of this epidemic on upcoming travel plans or while they are traveling.
To help you better understand your policy, below are some helpful Questions and Answers that may address your concerns prior to your trip. We are monitoring this situation and will provide applicable updates to our website at www.trippreserverclaims.com. If you need any additional guidance please contact us at 1-866-889-7409.
Please note that these answers only apply to customers whose Policies include the applicable benefits. All other Policy terms, conditions, and exclusions apply.
Concern or fear of travel is not a covered event under our standard Trip Cancellation or Interruption benefits.
A declaration of a state of emergency is not a covered reason under our standard Trip Cancellation or Interruption.
This is not considered a road closure. This would be classified as a mandatory requirement by a local government to restrict access to residents only. This restriction is not a covered reason under our standard Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption benefits. Please contact your property manager to discuss options.
If you depart on the trip and once you get there, you are quarantined, you may have coverage under Trip Interruption or under Travel Hazard if your trip delay is caused by or resulted from such an order, provided you purchased your policy prior to March 21st, 2020.
There are no standard benefits under the policy for shelter in place or stay at home orders issued as they are not considered quarantines as defined by the CDC or the Code of Federal Regulations. These orders are intended to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in a community. Unlike quarantines that completely prohibit the movement of individuals, there are many exceptions provided under these orders that permit people to leave their homes for essential activities including (but not limited to) seeing a doctor for medical care, grocery shopping, pick up carry-out from restaurants, and outdoor exercising like biking or jogging – while practicing social distancing. Furthermore, these circumstances do not require individuals to have been exposed to the virus and therefore required to be quarantined.
Emergency Medical Treatment benefits may be available under the Policy if the Policyholder contracts the virus while traveling regardless of the date of travel. Additionally, Emergency Medical Evacuation benefits may be available if it is determined that transportation to a higher level of care is necessary as a result of contracting the virus while traveling.
You must contact your Vacation Rental Manager to discuss any options.
Unless your plan included Cancel For Any Reason upgrade, there is no coverage under the policy for this circumstance. You should contact your VRM to determine options available. Please note, that if your plan does include the Cancel For Any Reason Upgrade, it does not cover penalties associated with any air or other travel arrangements not provided by the VRM or the failure (or inability) of the VRM to provide the bargained-for Travel Arrangements due to cessation of operations for any reason (including a government travel restriction).
Yes, you should contact your Vacation Rental Manager to make any rental date changes and corresponding insurance changes.
*Insurance coverages described above are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company NAIC #11150, under policy series LTP 2013 and endorsements thereto. Policies are administered by Arch Insurance Solutions, 1-855-286-8349, CA License #0I18111, TX License #1787195. Your policy is the contract that specifically and fully describes your coverage. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply and coverages may vary in certain states. Please refer to your policy for detailed terms and conditions.*
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization’s website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019, or the CDC’s website at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/novel-coronavirus-china, or consult your medical professional.