Travel Insurance Company Positions on Terrorism

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris we received the following releases from some of our travel insurance partners:

Travelex Insurance Services

Paris Terrorist Attack
Coverage Statement
On Friday, November 13, 2015 the shootings and bombings which occurred in Paris, France have been declared an act of terrorism by the U.S. State Department.

Travelex protection plans purchased prior to November 13, 2015 may be eligible for Terrorist Act coverage. Please refer to your applicable Description of Coverage for complete details regarding Terrorist Act benefits, as various Travelex plans may not offer Terrorism coverage.  Travelex protection plans are still available to cover trips to Paris, France, but policies purchased on or after November 13, 2015 are not eligible for terrorism coverage related to this event.

The safety and security of our insured clients is of the utmost importance to us.  Travelex’s Travel Assistance* provider is available to assist travelers who are currently experiencing a flight cancellation, trip interruption or delay; however we advise travelers to contact their travel advisor, airline or travel supplier first, to see how they can be re-accommodated.

CSA Travel Protection

Terror Attacks in Paris

November 16, 2015

According to CNN reports, three teams of terrorists staged coordinated attacks at six locations throughout Paris late Friday (November 13th, 2015), including a concert hall, the Stade de France and at least two restaurants.  At least 352 people were wounded in the attacks, 129 have lost their lives.  ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attacks.

CSA Travel Protection and Generali US Branch consider these attacks to be Terrorist Acts as defined by our policy language.  Certain CSA Travel Protection plans offer coverage for some effects of a Terrorist Act, provided the requirements of the plan are met.  Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage.  For plans purchased on or after 6:20PM EST/3:20PM PST on Friday, November 13th, 2015, please note that there is no coverage for this specific act; at that time, the attacks were no longer an “unforeseeable event” as required by the policy in order to provide coverage.  Please contact CSA Travel Protection with questions.

We will add to this whenever we receive an announcement from one of our partners.

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