Spring Break Travel Tips

Planning a trip for Spring Break? Did you know that your legal plan covers many travel-related issues? Whether you are driving a couple of hours or traveling internationally, there are many ways your legal plan can provide assistance for common travel issues:

  • Traffic ticket defense – Unfortunately, one of the hazards of a road trip is the potential for traffic tickets. Members with access to a legal plan can contact an attorney for assistance with vehicle and traffic issues, including traffic ticket defense. If you receive a ticket, a lawyer can negotiate on your behalf to potentially reduce the charges and help you avoid points on your license.
  • ID Theft defense – Carrying around a lot of personal documents and visiting unfamiliar merchants when you are traveling makes you more susceptible to identity thieves. An attorney can provide assistance before you go on your trip, offering advice on identity theft prevention measures, as well as help after your trip if you do become a victim. Most legal plans cover using an attorney to contact creditors, credit bureaus and financial institutions about ID theft issues.
  • Tenant/rental issues – With the rise of vacation rental websites like VRBO and Airbnb, renting homes while on vacation is becoming more common. Although you can check reviews and determine if the renter seems trustworthy, travelers do run into issues from time to time with vacation rental properties. Most legal plans cover seeing an attorney for issues involving leases, security deposits or other disputes with owners of vacation properties.
  • Powers of Attorney – It’s never a fun thing to talk about, but if you don’t have a Power of Attorney in place before you travel, it’s something you should have drafted. Legal plan members can contact attorneys to draft financial and healthcare power of attorney documents. These documents allow you to designate someone who can make financial or healthcare decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions.

Did you know that you can contact attorneys no matter where you are? Legal plan members have access to attorneys all across the country, even while traveling. If you need to consult an attorney while traveling, visit our Attorney Locator to find one wherever you are.

Plan members traveling outside the United States can also use the plan and be reimbursed according to the out-of-network fee reimbursement schedule.

Legal plan coverages vary by plan, please log into the Members Site at members.legalplans.com to see the details of your coverages.