Does Travel Insurance Cover Going Out of Business?

By Robert Palmer

Travel insurance is an important consideration for any trip. Most policies cover the basics like trip cancellation and medical costs, but what about more unique situations like going out of business?

The answer is that it depends on the type of travel insurance policy you have and the specific provider. Generally, travel insurance does not cover losses due to a business closing down, but some providers may offer coverage for certain types of losses related to a business closing.

For example, if you have purchased a non-refundable airline ticket from an airline that has gone out of business and you are unable to use the ticket, most travel insurance policies will provide reimbursement for the cost of the ticket. Similarly, if you have prepaid for a hotel room or rental car and the business closes before you can use them, most policies will provide reimbursement for those costs as well.

It is also possible to purchase additional coverage through your travel insurance provider that provides protection against losses due to businesses going out of business. This type of coverage is typically referred to as “business interruption” coverage and can provide additional protection in case your plans are disrupted due to a company closing down.

It’s important to note that while most travel insurance policies do not cover losses due to businesses closing down, they may provide additional coverage in case your plans are disrupted by other unexpected events like natural disasters or illness. It’s important to review your policy carefully so that you know what types of events are covered and what types are not. Additionally, it’s important to read up on the specific rules and limitations for each insurer as they can vary significantly from one company to another.

Conclusion: Travel Insurance does not typically cover losses due to businesses going out of business, however some providers may offer limited protection against such losses in certain circumstances. It is important when shopping for Travel Insurance policies to read carefully through all the rules and limitations so that you know exactly what events are covered by your policy.