Last Updated: 02/08/17

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 Orson became a named storm on February 10, 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 from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

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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 coverage for earthquakes up until the day before your departure date.

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

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

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