4 Things to Know About AmEx Trip Cancellation Insurance

As a card issuer, American Express is well-known for its generous benefits. So whether you’re looking for statement credits, elevated earnings on dining or hotel elite status, AmEx probably has a card that’ll fit.

Among these perks is travel insurance, which can cover you when things go awry. But how does AmEx trip cancellation insurance work, and what does it cover? Let’s take a look.

1. What does American Express trip cancellation insurance cover?

Generally speaking, trip cancellation insurance from AmEx will cover your trip’s prepaid, nonrefundable costs under eligible circumstances. The coverage maximum for reimbursement is $10,000 per trip and $20,000 per 12-month period. To be covered for trip cancellation, you’ll need to have paid the full amount of the trip with your eligible AmEx card or a combination of your card and other certificates, vouchers or miles.

Covered circumstances in which AmEx will reimburse you for trip cancellation include:

Accidental injury, sickness…

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This article was written by Carissa Rawson and originally published on www.nerdwallet.com