Last Updated: 11/07/14

The Icelandic Volcano Bardarbunga and Travel Insurance Information Center contains a collection of resources including travel insurance provider position statements, FAQs, and travel alerts related to the volcano.

Squaremouth’s industry experts regularly update this database and are on hand to answer your questions.Travel insurance position statements and FAQs included in this Information Center are subject to change at any time. Please contact customer service for more information. We are available by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Travelers must have purchased a policy prior to August 30, 2014, to have coverage for the eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano.

Travelers may have several benefits if their trip is affected by the volcano, including coverage for delay, cancellation, interruption, and non-medical evacuation.

FAQs

  • What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?
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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters.

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  • If there is a storm, when can I no longer be covered by travel insurance?
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    You can only be covered for a storm if you purchased your travel insurance policy before the storm was named.

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  • What if my flight is delayed because of the earthquake?

    Short Answer If you purchased a travel insurance policy before the earthquake occurred, you may be covered under your policy’s Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits for a flight delay.

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  • Am I covered if I miss my connecting flight?

    You can be covered if you miss your connecting flight for a covered reason.

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  • Am I covered if I get bumped from an overbooked flight?

    Travel insurance will not provide coverage if you are bumped from an overbooked flight.

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  • Am I covered if I miss my flight because of long security lines?

    Travel insurance will not cover you if you miss your flight due to security delays.

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  • What if the roads are bad and I don’t want to travel?

    Choosing not to travel because the roads are bad is not a covered reason to cancel your trip, although some policies may provide coverage if road closures prevent you from traveling.

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  • How long do I need to be delayed to trigger coverage?

    Typically, you must be delayed at least 3-12 hours for coverage to begin, depending on the policy.

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  • What do I do if my flight is delayed or canceled due to bad weather?
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    If your flight is delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, you can contact your provider’s 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department to receive help.

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  • Can I cancel my trip due to a winter storm or blizzard?
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    You may be covered to cancel your trip if a winter storm or blizzard seriously impacts your travel and you had a policy in place before the storm was named.

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