Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection (BHTP), a travel insurance provider, has launched a new product WaveCare, which offers travel insurance specifically tailored for the needs of cruise travelers.


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Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection president Dean Sivley said: “WaveCare is expressly designed for the fastest growing sector of the industry, cruising. Our comprehensive solution provides cruisers with higher medical and evacuation coverage limits for their trip and introduces BHTP’s innovative fixed benefit in the event the cruise is disabled along the way.”

Specifically, WaveCare provides:

Up to $750,000 in medical evacuation coverage, BHTP’s highest limit

Up to $75,000 in emergency travel medical insurance

A fixed benefit of $500 when the traveler is confined on board for more than five hours because the cruise ship is disabled

Comprehensive trip cancellation, interruption, delay, missed connection, and baggage protection

A pre-existing condition waiver when insurance is purchased within 15 days of the initial trip deposit date

24/7 global travel assistance

BHTP has also announced enhancements to its industry-first fixed benefit insurance product for air travelers, AirCare. Starting at only $26 for domestic and international round-trip flights, AirCare now covers late night delays and flight diversions as well as flight cancellations, flight departure delays, tarmac delays, missed connections, lost baggage, and baggage delays. Travel insurance fixed benefits ensure faster claims payment – no receipts necessary.

BHTP, well known for its revolutionary travel insurance products and services, also provides travelers with an easy ‘pic-and-a-click’ claims process, flight tracking and expedited payments for travel disruptions via BHTP Burst.

Source: Company Press Release