Extreme Weather & Natural Disasters

Can I cancel my trip if a winter storm causes a power outage at my destination?

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Travel insurance policies can cover you to cancel your trip if a winter storm causes a power outage at your destination, as long as you meet your policy’s specific requirements.

In order for Trip Cancellation coverage to be triggered to cover a power outage caused by inclement weather, one of the following conditions must be met:

  • The power outages make your hotel accommodations or your destination uninhabitable
  • There’s a mandatory evacuation at your destination

In addition to these situations, you can also be covered to cancel your trip if winter weather causes significant flight delays, or prevents you from flying to your destination altogether.

This information is time sensitive and may vary by policy. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily and are delighted to help.

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