Am I covered if I'm sailing?

There’s cover if you want to go sailing on your trip but you must remain in in coastal waters only. Both the Standard and Explorer Plan will provide cover this activity.

How it works

To be covered while sailing, it must be for leisure only and non-professional. If you suffer a serious illness or injury while out sailing, your policy will cover:

  • evacuation if it’s urgent and medically necessary (by the most appropriate means including helicopter when necessary and available).
  • emergency medical expenses, for treatment at the hospital or by a physician at the local medical center; and/or
  • repatriation home to the United States if you’re seriously ill or injured and unable to continue your trip.

If something happens and you need emergency transport or evacuation or if you are admitted to hospital, you (or someone else) MUST contact the 24 hour Emergency Assistance Team at One Call Worldwide Travel Services Network as soon as reasonably possible for pre-authorization and assistance.

Where you go, when and how you get there, the availability of transport and the suitability of the medical facilities nearby will depend on the situation.

Who pays for medical treatment (and by this we mean the insurer pays upfront or you pay and make a claim later) depends on what’s happened to you and the necessary treatment required.

What’s not covered

Travel insurance is not designed to cover everything, so take the time to read the Travel Protection Plan for all terms, conditions and exclusions so there are no surprises if you do need to use it.

Here are the main things that aren’t covered:

  • Any medical transportation or associated additional expenses which are not authorized by the Emergency Assistance team
  • Sailing in international waters
  • Any costs once you get back home.
  • Search and rescue
  • Anything else that's listed in the exclusions on the policy.

 


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