Get to know your CIBC card benefits
Trip Cancellation/ Trip Interruption Insurance
Protects you when you need to delay, cancel or interrupt your trip.
Are my spouse and children covered for Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption?
Provided your trip has been charged to your eligible CIBC card, trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance covers you (the Primary Cardholder), your spouse, dependent children and travel companion, for certain losses while travelling resulting from cancellation, interruption or delay of your trip due to a covered reason.
Can I claim for the value of my ticket if the credit expires?
Yes, if the credit has expired you can then contact the Assistance and Claims Service Provider.
Can I claim for the value of my tickets if I don’t want a credit?
If you do not want the credit issued by the airline you must wait until the credit has expired, at which point you should contact the Assistance and Claims Service Provider.
Can you cancel the credit for me?
We are not authorized to cancel travel credits on behalf of cardholders.
Do I need to provide proof that I will not use the credit?
Yes, we require proof from the travel supplier showing that the credit has been cancelled or has expired to be able to process your claim.
I need to interrupt my trip but did not purchase my trip on my CIBC card. Can I make a claim through my CIBC insurance?
No, you must have purchased the trip with your CIBC card to qualify for coverage.
If I receive a flight credit as reimbursement for cancelling, can I still claim the full amount of my trip?
No, you can only make a claim for non-refundable and non-transferable portions of your trip. A credit is considered a refund under this insurance.
Is my grandmother covered for Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption?
Coverage is available for a travelling companion, defined as any person (up to a maximum of two people), other than a spouse or dependent children, who is sharing travel arrangements with you. Pre-paid travel arrangements for you and your travelling companion need to be charged at the same time on your eligible CIBC card.
Is there a trip length restriction for my trip interruption coverage?
No. There is no trip length restriction for your trip interruption insurance; it continues to be in effect until midnight of your return date.
My trip was booked with the points earned under my card’s travel reward program. If I have to cancel the trip, what would I be eligible to claim for?
Please note that in this case the points would not be reinstated. Once you make a claim, the claims assessors would determine the cash value of your trip, and this is the amount that would be eligible for reimbursement.
Auto Rental Collision/ Loss Damage Insurance
Provides coverage for theft, loss, or damage to a rental car.
Can I decline all insurance coverage at the rental agency?
Car Rental Collision / Loss Damage Insurance covers you for vehicle loss or damage but does not include the contents of the vehicle. There is no coverage for third party liability, personal injury, damage to property, normal vehicle wear and tear or mechanical/electrical vehicle breakdown.
Do I have to pay a deductible with this coverage?
Does Car Rental Collision / Loss Damage Insurance cover third party liability or personal injury to myself or passengers while driving a rental vehicle?
How do I use the Car Rental Collision / Loss Damage Insurance in countries where collision damage insurance from the rental agency is mandatory (i.e. Italy, Australia)?
It is true that collision damage insurance is mandatory in some countries. In this case, should a loss occur, the rental agency will cover your loss according to the terms and conditions of their contract, subject to a deductible. Upon reviewing your claim, we may reimburse you up to the cost of the deductible.
How long can I rent a car for and be covered by my CIBC insurance?
Coverage for the rental vehicle cannot be extended for more than 48 consecutive days. If a rental period is longer than 48 days, no coverage is provided for that entire rental period.
Is the Car Rental Collision/Loss Damage Insurance coverage worldwide?
What does my CIBC card cover in terms of car rental coverage?
Provided the full cost of the rental is charged to your eligible CIBC card, Car Rental Collision / Loss Damage Insurance covers you for theft, loss and damage, up to the actual cash value of the rental vehicle and for any rental agency loss of use charges. For example, any physical damage, vandalism, fire, theft, or damage to tires and windshields would be covered up to the full vehicle value. This coverage has a rental period limit of 48 days and covers damage or theft of a rental vehicle up to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price outlined in your Certificate of Insurance.
What types of vehicles are excluded from this coverage?
Vehicles excluded from coverage include: vans, cargo vans, trucks, pick-up trucks, off-road vehicles, motorcycles and any vehicle, in its model year, over the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price outlined in your Certificate of Insurance. The vehicles listed here is not a complete list of excluded vehicles. Please refer to your Certificate of Insurance for the full list of exclusions.
Common Carrier Accident Insurance
Provides coverage for an accidental death or dismemberment resulting from riding as a passenger on a common carrier (land, air, or water transport).
Flight Delay and Baggage Insurance
Covers you for the unexpected costs that arise from a delayed flight and lost, stolen or damaged baggage.
I lost my carry-on luggage on my flight. It had my iPod, camera, cell phone and laptop in it. What can I claim?
Lost or Stolen Baggage coverage provides reimbursement for your baggage and the personal property it contained, subject to the following exclusions: cameras and accessories, eye/sunglasses, animals, certain sporting equipment, securities, money, contact lenses, prosthetic devices, furs, tickets, valuable papers and documents. Carry-on luggage and the property it contained is covered for up to $500 per insured person to a limit of $1,000 per claim ($1,000 per insured person to a maximum of $2,500 per claim for the Aerogold® Visa Infinite Privilege Card). Payment is based on the actual replacement cost (if replaced), or actual cash value if not replaced.
I lost my luggage travelling by bus. What am I covered for?
Provided your bus fare was charged to your eligible CIBC card, Baggage Insurance coverage provides reimbursement of up to $500 per insured person, to a maximum of $1000 per claim for your lost luggage and its contents. ($1,000 per insured person to a maximum of $2,500 per claim for the CIBC Aerogold® Visa Infinite Privilege Card). This coverage is in excess of any other insurance or compensation available to you. Please claim through the bus carrier first.
My flight was delayed due to weather, and the airline cannot put me on another flight until tomorrow. What are the benefits provided by my CIBC card in this situation?
Flight Delay coverage provides reimbursement for reasonable living expenses, such as meals and accommodations, incurred during the period of your delayed flight or missed connection, up to a maximum limit of $500 provided the full fare for your flight was charged to your eligible CIBC card. Your coverage also provides reimbursement for ground transportation and entertainment expenses, up to a maximum limit of $100 per insured person.
My return flight home was unexpectedly delayed. This resulted in me having to prolong my hotel stay by one extra night. Am I covered for this expense?
Flight Delay coverage provides reimbursement for reasonable living expenses such as meals and accommodations, up to a maximum limit of $500, provided the full fare for your flight was charged to your eligible CIBC card. Please retain your receipts and forward them to your insurer when you return home.
My return flight was delayed, so I took a taxi to a hotel. Does the insurance on my CIBC card cover this expense?
Flight Delay coverage provides reimbursement of ground transportation expenses directly to your hotel during the period of flight delay. This coverage is subject to a maximum limit of $100.
Purchase Security and Extended Protection Insurance
Provides an extension to the manufacturer's warranty and covers recently purchased lost, stolen or damaged items.
What are the Extended Protection benefits on my CIBC card?
The Extended Protection benefit provides cardholders with an extension to the term of the original manufacturer’s warranty. This extension is up to a maximum of one additional full year (two additional years for the CIBC Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege Card), commencing at the expiry of the manufacturer’s original warranty term. Please note, the manufacturer's warranty must be honoured in Canada or the U.S, and items must be charged to your eligible CIBC card.
What are the Purchase Security benefits on my CIBC card?
The Purchase Security benefit provides worldwide coverage in the event of loss, theft or damage of qualified purchases charged to an eligible CIBC card. If the item is stolen or damaged it may be replaced or repaired, or we may reimburse you up to the original cost of the item.