Travelers who have purchased a policy prior to the blizzard becoming a known event may have coverage for benefits, including (but not limited to): Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Travel Delay.
Travelers may use their existing policy’s Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption coverage if they are required to cancel or interrupt their trip due to a complete cessation of their common carrier’s services.
Travelers whose flights that are cancelled outright, qualify for Trip Cancellation coverage. Those whose flights are delayed for an extended period of time (typically between 12 – 48 hours), may also be covered under this benefit.
Additionally, Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage may also be available if your destination or your primary residence becomes uninhabitable due to the blizzard.
If travelers are delayed for shorter periods of time (typically ranging between 6 – 24 hours) due to inclement weather, may have coverage under Travel Delay or Missed Connection. These benefits provide reimbursement for meals and accommodations during the delay, or for transportation costs to catch the traveler up to their trip. Travelers are advised to review their existing policy and benefits to see what coverage may be available.
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