Last Updated: 01/03/17

Squaremouth’s Winter Storm and Travel Insurance Information Center explains travel insurance coverage for winter storms.

Many travel insurance policies include coverage for winter storms that affect travel. View our official provider position statements to understand coverage for a specific storm.

Winter Storm Kori became a named storm on January 17, 2017. Coverage is no longer available on policies purchased on or after this date.

Travelers can no longer purchase a policy with coverage for losses related to a winter storm once the storm has been named.

Policies purchased before a winter storm is named can include coverage for travel delays and cancellations due to the storm.

Contact customer service for more information about coverage for winter storms. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Winter Storm Jupiter: Travel Insurance No Longer Available for Latest Winter Storm

    ST. PETERSBURG FL January 11, 2017 — Winter Storm Jupiter is expected to become a major ice storm, impacting the Plains, Midwest and Northeast. As travel conditions worsen, leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, says it’s too late to buy travel insurance coverage.

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  • Winter Storm Helena: Too Late to Buy Travel Insurance as Travel Halts

    ST. PETERSBURG FL January 6, 2017 — Winter Storm Helena is expected to halt travel in the South and East due to heavy snow and ice. Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth says it’s too late to buy travel insurance coverage to protect your flight.

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  • Winter Storm Fortis: Too Late to Buy Travel Insurance for Northeast Blizzard

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. December 29, 2016 -- As millions of Americans plan to travel for the New Year’s weekend, Winter Storm Fortis will bring heavy snow, rain and high winds to the Northeast, including New York, where many will gather to ring in the new year. Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, explains coverage for this storm and future winter storms.

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  • Still Time to Buy Travel Insurance For Looming Winter Storm, Says Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG FL December 12, 2016 — As more travelers take flight during the holiday season, the impact of delays and cancellations increases. With another winter storm expected to cross the country this week, travelers have a small window to insure their upcoming trips, says leading travel insurance site Squaremouth.

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  • The Biggest Mistake Holiday Travelers Make: Squaremouth Explains How to Avoid Winter Storm Woes

    ST. PETERSBURG FL December 8, 2016 — During the busy holiday season, winter weather is not always the first thing on a traveler’s mind. Unfortunately, those who wait until a winter storm is forecasted to affect their trip may be too late to get travel insurance, says leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.

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  • Winter Storm Caly: Too Late to Get Travel Insurance, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG FL December 8, 2016 — Winter Storm Caly, the third named storm this winter, is expected to affect much of the country over the next week. Now that it has been named, travel insurance is no longer available for the Winter Storm Caly, says leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.

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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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  • 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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  • What if my flight is delayed because of a winter storm?
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    Travel insurance can cover your lost or additional expenses if your flight is delayed due to a blizzard or winter storm.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if I don’t want to travel in bad weather?

    Fear of traveling during bad weather is not a covered reason to cancel a trip on a standard travel insurance policy.

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  • Can I still buy a policy for a forecasted winter storm?
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    You cannot buy a policy with coverage for a winter storm or blizzard once it has been named.

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  • When is a storm considered foreseen by travel insurance?
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    A storm is typically considered foreseen once it is named.

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