Updates from our travel insurance partners as they become available:
Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption or Missed Connection – Generally, if your flight is delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, and there is a complete cessation of services for the number of hours (usually 12 or 24 hours) specified in your plan, you can take a an alternate flight when travel is possible and be reimbursed for the unused land or water arrangements and any of the specified additional transportation expenses, up to the plan limit, or, If this is not feasible, you can cancel your trip. There is no coverage if you cancel your trip based upon the possibility of a storm striking your home or trip destination, but coverage is available if your home is made uninhabitable by the storm. Call Customer Service, and we will be happy to review your benefits and plan provisions with you.
Trip/Travel Delay – If your plan includes travel delay benefits, additional meal and accommodation expenses may be reimbursed up to the amount provided by the plan if you have left home and travel is delayed for the number of hours specified in your plan due to flight delays or cancellations.
CSA Travel Protection:
As of this morning, Sandy’s maximum sustained winds reached 80mph, making Hurricane Sandy the 10th hurricane in the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season. This storm system is large and is still gaining strength as it passes over Jamaica today, though it is not expected to increase over the Category 1 designation. Some forecasters predict Sandy could threaten the east coast of the U.S., although some trackers predict the storm will turn out to sea before reaching the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Certificate of Insurance or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Please contact CSA Travel Protection with questions.
Travel Insured International, Inc.
Oct 25, 2012
Hurricane Sandy, identified on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 has now been named a Category 2 hurricane with winds between 96 and 110 mph (154 and 177 kph). Sandy is moving toward the North near 20 MPH and is expected to turn North-Northwest. A tropical storm warning along the Florida east coast has been extended northward to the state’s Flagler Beach and a tropical storm watch has been issued for the northeastern Florida coast from Fernandina beach southward to north of Flagler Beach.
Travel Insured International plans purchased on or before October 23, 2012 can provide coverage for adverse weather claims due to Hurricane Sandy or its resulting weather pattern. Travel Insured plans can provide coverage for adverse weather claims due to future tropical storms and their resulting weather patterns provided plans are purchased by the day before the date on which a covered storm is identified and named by the U.S. National Weather Service.
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Travel Guard North America® (www.travelguard.com), a leader in travel insurance solutions and assistance plans, announced today that it will provide emergency travel and medical assistance services free to all U.S. and Canadian travelers and their families potentially affected by Hurricane Sandy and storms in the northeastern United States.
Travel Guard’s free services offer travelers emergency travel assistance such as flight rebooking, hotel booking, emergency cash coordination and message relay, as well as emergency medical assistance including referrals, access to air ambulance and medical providers and more.
Travelers and their families seeking Travel Guard’s assistance services can reach the company directly by calling (866) 644-6811. Travel Guard has experienced a 30 percent spike in call volume over the past several days and has already assisted a number of its customers with rescheduling flights and other travel arrangements.
Travel Guard’s assistance service centers have access to the most current information regarding airline flight schedules and are prepared to help travelers with alternative travel solutions. For more information about Travel Guard travelers can talk to their travel agent, visit www.travelguard.com or call Travel Guard’s World Service Center at 1.800.826.1300.
The official Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. To maximize vacation protection from storms and hurricanes, travelers should buy insurance when they make their travel plans and before a storm or hurricane is announced.
Once the National Weather Service issues a warning for a storm or hurricane, it is considered a foreseeable event. Policies purchased on or after the warning date do not cover losses related to that event.
If you have an Allianz Travel Insurance policy and need to file a claim, please visit our online claims center or call us at 800-729-6021.
List of storms and the date that they became foreseeable events:
- Tropical Storm Sandy – October 24, 2012