Last Updated: 02/07/18

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Winter Storm Liam became a named storm. More than 900 flights have already been canceled by the storm, which is expected to move through the East Coast of the United States, and will extend into Canada and the United Kingdom.

Squaremouth’s Winter Storm Liam and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the storm. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the storm develops.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for Winter Storm Liam. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

More than 900 flights have been canceled as of 11am ET on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

In order for coverage to be available, you must have bought your travel insurance policy before Winter Storm Liam was named on February 6, 2018.

Travelers who purchased a policy before February 6, 2018 may have coverage for cancellations or flight delays caused by the storm.

FAQs

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    You could be covered to cancel your trip because of a wildfire, as long as you bought your policy before the fire started.

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    You can buy travel insurance with cancellation coverage for wildfires up until the day before your departure date.

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  • Am I covered if I have to evacuate because of a wildfire?

    Non-Medical Evacuation provides transportation from a place of danger to a place of safety during a natural disaster.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover an earthquake?

    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for earthquakes up until the day before your departure date.

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  • What types of natural disasters are covered by travel insurance?

    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen natural disasters that prevent a traveler from taking their trip.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover a tropical storm or hurricane?

    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for a tropical storm or hurricane up until the day before your departure date, as long as the storm has not been named.

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  • Does a storm have to become a hurricane to be covered by travel insurance?

    No, a storm does not need to develop into a hurricane to be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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  • Does the Hurricane & Weather benefit cover tropical storms?

    Yes, losses related to tropical storms can be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters.

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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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