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New enrollment in GEBA’s Emergency Travel Plan is temporarily suspended.

Emergency Travel Plan

New enrollment in GEBA’s Emergency Travel Plan is temporarily suspended.

While the ETP plan is currently unavailable for new enrollment, current members can download a File a Claim form and access the Policy Summary.

A Solution to the High Cost of Travel for Family Emergencies

When you least expect it, a family emergency can strike. You receive a call telling you a loved one has been in a serious accident, is gravely ill, or has passed away. Your only thought at this moment should be getting to your family as quickly as you can, not the high cost of a last-minute plane ticket. 

That’s where GEBA’s Emergency Travel Plan comes in. If you’re far from family members or traveling when a family tragedy strikes, GEBA’s Emergency Travel Plan provides an affordable way to make sure you can be there to help when your family needs you. GEBA’s Emergency Travel Plan reimburses up to 80% of round-trip coach air or train fare to respond to the serious illness, death, or injury of a family member anywhere in the world.

This coverage is offered directly from GEBA, so you can count on fast, efficient claims processing and quickly issued payments.

Woman waiting in airport

ETP Saves You $$ on Emergency Travel

Here's an example:
Cost of Last Minute Air:$900
ETP Reimbursement (80%):($720)
Net Out-of-Pocket Cost:$180
Cost of ETP:$78/year

Plan Benefits Include:

  • Reimbursement for 80% of emergency air or train fare, up to $1,500 per person per year
  • Travel from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world.
  • Broad “family” definition allows emergency travel beyond your immediate family.
  • Travel expense coverage is also available for your spouse, domestic partner, and children (dependents up to age 26).

Affordable, Comprehensive Coverage

Emergency travel coverage costs as little as $78 per year per person — or about $3 a paycheck. 

CoverageYour Premium Total
Biweekly
(NSA & DIA only)
Monthly
Option 1: Member Only$3$6.50
Option 2: Member Plus Spouse/Domestic Partner Coverage $6$13.00
Option 3: Member Plus Spouse/Domestic Partner Coverage Plus Cross - Coverage*$9$19.50
Option 4: Dependent Children Coverage**$3 (per child)$6.50 (per child)
* Cross-Coverage allows members and spouses to visit both of their immediate family members.

** Option 4 allows reimbursement for the dependent child’s emergency travel for both parents’ immediate family or other defined family members. Example: The premium for Option 3 (Cross Coverage) + Option 4 (1 Dependent Child) = $12 biweekly or $26 per month.

Which family members can I visit?

The plan will reimburse travel costs to visit a spouse or domestic partner, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren. Adopted, foster, step, and in-law members of the family are also included in the definition of immediate family. This plan does not cover travel for your own illness. See Emergency Travel Plan Family Inclusion Chart for details. 

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