Official position statements from Squaremouth’s travel insurance providers on Winter Storm Marcus.
Allianz Global Assistance
Allianz Travel Insurance benefits that may apply during a winter storm:
If the customer’s Letter of Confirmation lists Travel Delay as a benefit, they may be eligible to receive reimbursement for additional out of pocket transportation, lodging or meal expenses incurred as a result of a delay by their common carrier of six or more consecutive hours (please note: this benefit has a per person, per day maximum as well as a policy maximum). Some policies also provide coverage for pre-paid, non-refundable expenses lost due to the Travel Delay and may allow customers to cancel or interrupt their trip if their delay causes them to miss more than 50% of their scheduled trip.
Customers may qualify for Trip Cancellation/Interruption benefits if their travel supplier experiences a complete cessation of services for 24 or more consecutive hours due to severe weather.
In addition, coverage for Emergency Medical/Dental expenses and Emergency Medical Transportation may be available.
Allianz Travel Insurance customers should remember these important tips:
Customers should contact their travel provider prior to canceling their travel arrangements. Many airlines and other travel suppliers are allowing customers to change their dates of travel without fees and penalties. If the customer’s travel supplier allows them to change the dates of their trip, they may also change the dates on their travel insurance policy by visiting AllianzTravelInsurance.com or by calling the phone number on their certificate of insurance.
While traveling, customers should take their travel insurance card with them. It includes their policy number and our toll free travel assistance phone number. Customers should also review their Letter of Confirmation and Certificate of Insurance/Policy to learn details about their coverage.
CSA Travel Protection
Winter Storm Marcus began late Friday night, and will continue to impact the Northeast through Monday night. The storm also brought snow to the northern Great Lakes and northern Minnesota this past weekend. This 3-4 day long snow event began late Friday night as an initial strip of light snow, which moved through Upstate New York and New England Saturday into early Sunday morning. Over 10 inches of snow has piled up in several Massachusetts locations. Boston’s Logan Airport had already tallied 12.1 inches as of 7 a.m. EST Monday morning. Freezing rain had fallen overnight over much of the New York City metro area. Marcus has already led to the cancellation of about 500 Monday arrivals and departures at Boston Logan International Airport, 432 at LaGuardia and 217 at John F. Kennedy International airports in New York, according to NBC. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after Saturday, February 7, 2015. Please contact CSA Travel Protection with questions.
As of Friday, February 6th, Winter Storm Marcus became a named storm. This is the fourth named winter storm in the U.S. in two weeks.
Travelers who purchased a Tin Leg, Economy, Standard or Luxury policy prior to February 6th, 2015, may be eligible for cancellation, interruption or travel delay benefits.
Tin Leg customers who have purchased a policy prior to the announcement of Winter Storm Marcus are strongly urged to review their coverage as some benefits, including (but not limited to) trip cancellation, interruption, and travel delay, may be applied to the storm.
Travelers may utilize the trip cancellation, interruption, and delay benefits for reasons related to weather, including (but not limited to):
- Inclement weather which results in the complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination for the below specified amounts of time:
- Tin Leg Economy policy: 48 consecutive hours
- Tin Leg Standard policy: 24 consecutive hours
- Tin Leg Luxury policy: 12 consecutive hours
- Reimbursement for meals, accommodations, local transportation, an economy fare ticket to resume your trip, or return to your original destination when delayed en route to or from your a covered trip for the below specified amounts of time:
- Tin Leg Economy policy: 12 consecutive hours
- Tin Leg Standard policy: 12 consecutive hours
- Tin Leg Luxury policy: 6 consecutive hours
If you have any further questions please contact Tin Leg at 844-240-1233.
If you are already traveling and are concerned about coverage, please contact the 24-hour assistance line at 866-887-7105, if you are traveling within the US, or 317-582-2687, if you are traveling outside of the U.S.
Customers are reminded to read their Trawick Safe Travel Plan Description for details regarding their coverage. For plans that offer travel benefits (delay, interruption, cancellation) for adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm related losses when the plan was purchased after the storm was announced. If you need to extend your current coverage past your scheduled return date, change a departure date or if you have questions about your specific coverage, please contact Trawick directly.
– These plans do not have benefits that can be related with the Winter Storm.
– For Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay/Missed Connection Benefits are not payable if the Plan has been purchased after a storm has been named.
The following travel insurance providers have not released an official position statement on Winter Storm Marcus as of February 9, 2015.
Air Ambulance Card
Azimuth Risk Solutions
APRIL Travel Protection
HCC Medical Insurance Services
HTH Travel Insurance
John Hancock Insurance Agency
Travel Insured International