Cavalry reimburses Utah couple $20k after canceled trip to Patagonia

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Mother’s surgery postpones Patagonia adventure

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A Utah couple, both Cavalry Travel Insurance clients, were gearing up for a tour of Patagonia — a luxury 10-day trip from Argentina’s Glaciares National Park to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, studded with horseback rides and hikes through the spectacular scenery — when disaster struck.

About two weeks before their planned departure, the woman’s 87-year-old mother required surgery to have a permanent feeding tube put in place. When she was discharged from the hospital after surgery, and returned to her home in Tucson, AZ, the elderly woman’s caregiver recommended that she be moved to a rehabilitation facility. It was necessary that full-time nurses assist her with feeding and attend to her many wounds especially, including one sustained while retrieving her mail from her mailbox and being blown over by the wind.

The woman realized that she needed to organize her mother’s care for the near future and would not be able to make the Patagonia trip as planned.

The couple had paid non-refundable deposits of $22,000 to the tour operator, and about $10,000 in airline tickets. Fortunately, they had purchased a Cavalry comprehensive travel insurance policy, for which they selected $20,000 worth of coverage, and submitted a claim.

Cavalry reimbursed them for the full $20,000 in coverage.

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