Many people these days are bringing a pet when traveling south for the winter. Having your best friend with you can make a long trip much more enjoyable. Plus, you wouldn’t want your precious pooch freezing his tail off or cooped-up inside while you’re living it up in the great outdoors in beautiful weather. For those of you who do bring a dog or even a cat with you, you should take a moment when buying travel insurance to check out your policy’s pet return benefit.
Not all policies contain a provision that pays for your pet’s safe return home in the event that something happens to you. It’s an added benefit that many people don’t know about, so if you’re shopping for travel insurance, ask about the pet return benefit before you buy. If you’ve already purchased your insurance, check out your policy wording to find out if a pet return benefit is included.