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You already know that credit cards can be used to pay for travel expenditures, but did you know some cards go even further than that? The American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card is one that does.
If you travel more than 100 miles from home, and an incident occurs (this can include a medical, legal, or financial emergency), you can call the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card Global Assist ® hot line, and tell them you are a Premier Rewards Gold Card cardholder. The company will then help you find assistance for your situation. This also includes help with passport issues. And, even though 100 miles may not sound like a very far distance, when an emergency occurs, it can feel like you’re on the other side of the world.
Being an American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card cardholder also gives you access to travel insurance coverage, which includes accident insurance for you and your family. This coverage does not just apply to airline travel, it also includes train, bus, ship and helicopter travel. In addition, it also gives you access to insurance for baggage loss or damage, as well as any additional insurance you wish to take out on a rental car.