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Do You Need Travel Insurance?

So you’ve decided to participate in a Friendship Force Journey: the ultimate way to get to know friends around the world, to experience another culture from the inside and to come home changed from the views you’ve experienced.

When planning a trip whether it be with Friendship Force or for personal travel, you pay your money and then plan for the best. But what happens if your luggage and prescriptions are lost? What if your wallet and passport are stolen overseas? What if there’s a medical emergency? That’s where travel insurance comes in. Friendship Force policies require every Ambassador to have insurance that would cover you in case of an emergency. It takes the potential burden off of your host if an emergency were to occur.

When shopping for an insurance policy, it is important to compare the limits and exclusions as well as comparing the price. Friendship Force International is happy to be working with our new preferred insurance providers for our members around the world!

For U.S. residents: The Friendship Force Travel Protection Plan is a customized travel protection plan designed to meet the specific needs of our members. This plan is a custom group policy (number NW007), underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a leading provider of insurance to the US consumer. They have the highest rating, A+ by A.M. Best Company, as compared to all other insurance companies in the travel insurance market.

This custom plan provides insurance benefits and services at a flat plan cost based on the total cost of your trip. It is not based on destination or age and includes a pre-existing waiver if the plan is purchased within 15 days of the initial trip deposit. For an overview of the benefits and services as well as the plan costs, please click here, or for specific Frequently Asked Questions, click here. This policy can be used for travel on Friendship Force Journeys or personal travel.

 

For non-U.S. members traveling outside their home country and not going to the USA, Trawick’s Multinational Plan is the one for you.

Highlights for this plan include:

  • Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption and Travel Delay Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • AD&D and Travel Related Benefits for NON – US Citizens traveling outside their Home Country and not going to the USA
  • Coverage from 5 days to 180 days

For more information, please click here. To get a quote, please click here.

 

For our non-U.S. members traveling to the U.S., travel insurance coverage for your Friendship Force or personal travel is available though Trawick International’s Safe Travels USA policy.

Highlights for this plan include:

  • Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption and Travel Delay Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • AD&D and Travel Related Benefits for persons while traveling to the United States and worldwide with certain restrictions to specific countries and locations
  • Coverage from 5 days to 180 days

For complete details on the coverage, please click here. To get a quote, please click here.

 

For any additional questions or inquiries, please contact our resident Travel and Liability Insurance expert, Allison Lindsey at allison@friendshipforce.org.

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