Last Updated: 10/23/2018 12:19PM ET

Hurricane Michael was first named a tropical storm on October 7, 2018, and is expected to continue to strengthen as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is heading for the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Many travel insurance policies can cover hurricanes that impact travel, as long as the policy was purchased before the storm was named. For Hurricane Michael, travelers who had a policy in place prior to October 7, 2018 may have coverage, including Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay.

The Hurricane Michael Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to 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. Information is subject to change at any time.

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

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane as it approaches the Gulf Coast.

Michael became a named storm on October 7, 2018. As of that date, the storm is no longer considered unforeseen, meaning any new travel insurance policies will not provide any coverage for the storm.

If you are currently traveling or live in an area affected by Hurricane Michael, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

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