Last Updated: 11/20/16

The Extreme Weather and Travel Insurance Information Center contains a collection of resources about coverage for extreme weather that may impact travel, including hurricanes, tropical storms, blizzards and winter storms.

Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions. 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 had a policy in place prior to the date a storm is named or considered foreseen to have coverage for that storm

You may be covered to cancel your trip if your flight, cruise or other ticketed transportation is delayed at least 12-48 horus due to the storm. Alternatively, you may have Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits if you are delayed at least 3-12 hours.

You may be covered to cancel your trip if the storm renders your accommodations at your destination, or your primary residence at home, uninhabitable.

Only some policies provide cancellation coverage for hurricane warnings or a mandatory evacuation.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Squaremouth Debunks 3 Travel Insurance Myths About Winter Travel

    From heavy snow to icy roads, winter travel is not without its problems. Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth asked providers to share the most common misconceptions about winter travel coverage and what travelers should know when searching for a policy for their winter trip.

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  • The Little-Known Travel Insurance Benefit When a Hurricane Hits Home, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG FL October 6, 2016 — As Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in the United States, the storm is affecting more than just Caribbean travelers. While many travelers are aware of travel insurance coverage for flight delays or cancellations due to Hurricane Matthew, there is another lesser-known benefit for travelers affected by the hurricane at home, explains travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.

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  • Fact Sheet: Squaremouth Explains Travel Insurance Coverage for Hurricanes

    Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth explains travel insurance coverage for hurricanes.

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  • Hurricane Matthew: Travel Insurance No Longer Available, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL October 3, 2016 — Hurricane Matthew serves as an unfortunate reminder that late-season hurricanes can still affect travel, but it is now too late for travelers to get coverage for the storm, says leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.

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  • Hurricane Newton: Can I Cancel My Trip? Squaremouth Explains Travel Insurance Coverage

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL September 6, 2016 — As Hurricane Newton makes landfall in Mexico and impacts popular tourist destinations, Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison site, explains travel insurance coverage for affected travelers.

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  • Hurricane Season: 3 Things You Thought You Knew About Travel Insurance That Are Wrong, Says Squaremouth

    The worst time to find out you’re wrong about your travel insurance coverage is when a hurricane is threatening to ruin your trip. Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth reveals the three biggest misconceptions travelers have about travel insurance for hurricanes.

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  • Winter Storm Jonas: Too Late to Get Travel Insurance for Blizzard, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 21, 2016 — Winter Storm Jonas is expected to cause extensive travel delays this weekend as it hits the Northeast. Unfortunately, it is now too late to purchase travel insurance for any coverage related to the storm. Squaremouth, America’s leading travel insurance comparison website, explains why, as well as what coverage may be available to those who already have a policy.

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  • Insurance May Not Cover Strongest Hurricane on Record

    ST PETERSBURG, FL October 23, 2015 -- Virtually overnight, Hurricane Patricia intensified to the strongest storm on record, with Puerto Vallarta in its path. While residents prepare for the worst, travelers with upcoming trips to the popular destination are left with few options. According to Squaremouth, one of the nation’s leading travel insurance comparison sites, it is now too late to buy a travel insurance policy for the storm.

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FAQs

  • 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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  • 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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  • Can I cancel my trip due to a hurricane or tropical storm?
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    You may be covered to cancel your trip if a hurricane seriously impacts your travel.

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  • Can I still buy travel insurance after a tropical storm or hurricane is named?

    While you can still buy a travel insurance policy after a storm is named, the policy will not include coverage for the storm.

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  • Can I return home early if there is a hurricane at my destination?
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    Short Answer With the Hurricane and Weather benefit, you may be covered to return home early from your trip due to a hurricane at your destination.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if I’m afraid a storm will hit during my trip?
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    Short Answer Fear that a storm will hit your destination is not a covered reason to cancel your trip.

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  • What if my flight or cruise is delayed because of a hurricane?

    If your flight or cruise is delayed due to a hurricane, travel insurance can cover additional costs and lost expenses under the Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits.

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  • Can I still buy a travel insurance policy for hurricane season?

    Yes, you can still buy a policy with coverage for hurricane season. However, you cannot buy a policy with coverage for a specific storm once it is named.

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