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Emergency Travel Plan

Trust GEBA - Our Affordable Option in a Family Health Emergency

GEBA’s Emergency Travel Plan (ETP) was created at the request of members, to support federal employees assigned to a different duty station—and suddenly faced with a family health-related emergency. Your only thought at this moment should be getting to your family as quickly as you can, not the high cost of last-minute travel. That’s where GEBA is proud to help.

Coverage Highlights: Reimbursement of up to 80% (up to $1,500 per person) of round-trip economy class air or train fare to respond to unexpected travel due to the sudden serious illness/injury, or death, of an immediate family member

Choose GEBA and join more than 16,000 satisfied members of the intelligence community, broader federal workforce, the military, and their family members. Membership in GEBA is free – and includes more choices and savings – as long as you maintain coverage.


The Plan costs just $78 per person per year— or $3 a paycheck*

Last Minute Travel Is Expensive!

This coverage is ideal for those on PCS or who live far from family and might need to return home quickly in an emergency.

Ideal for adult children or aging parents who are on a fixed income or limited means to travel if there was a family emergency.

Of course, fares will vary, but here’s an example of how much you could save with GEBA's Emergency Travel Plan:

Cost of Last-Minute Airfare   $900
ETP Reimbursement (80%)  $720
Net Out-of-Pocket Cost  $180

Emergency Travel Plan Benefits
& Features

Travel from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world.

Travel expense coverage is also available for your spouse, domestic partner, and children (up to age 26).

Reimbursement of 80% for one checked baggage fee per person.

Fast and efficient claims processing with quick payment to the member.

Note: This plan does not cover travel for your own illness.
Any portion of airfare/ train fare that has been refunded or returned as a credit is not eligible for reimbursement.

Definition of Immediate Family

The plan will reimburse travel costs to visit:
  • a spouse or domestic partner
  • parents
  • grandparents
  • siblings
  • children
  • grandchildren.

Adopted, foster, step, and in-law members of the family are also included in the definition of immediate family.
See Emergency Travel Plan Family Inclusion Chart for details.

*Payroll Deduction is available to NSA & DIA employees only. 

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