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Hurricane Jose

Hurricane Jose – Provider Position Statements

Hurricane Jose – Provider Position Statements

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Official position statements from Squaremouth’s travel insurance providers about coverage for Hurricane Jose.

AXA Assistance USA

AXA Assistance USA is directly supporting customers affected by Hurricane Jose.

For Travel Assistance, Evacuation or any other assistance please contact us at 1-855-327-1430 or ustravel@axa-assistance.us

Please be advised that Hurricane Jose falls within our guidelines, policy terms and conditions as inclement weather and potentially a natural disaster. The NOAA National Hurricane Center issued a Hurricane advisory at 5PM AST, today Wednesday September 6, 2017.

Policies purchased prior to 5PM September 6, 2017 may cover the event. As of then, it’s no longer considered unforeseen, so it will not be covered. For more information on the status of these storms, please refer to: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT2+shtml/051454.shtml

Please note:

  • Trip cancellation and trip interruption benefits are not payable if a natural hazard (such as a brushfire, tropical storm, or hurricane) is named on or becomes foreseen before the effective date and time of the policy.
  • This guideline applies only to new policies that are effective on or after the event, and covering travel during such time. It does not apply to new policies that cover travel after the event has passed.
  • Terms and conditions may vary by program; please refer to the actual policy. All claims should be adjudicated on their own circumstances and merits.

For Travel Assistance, Evacuation or any other assistance please contact us at 1-855-327-1430 or ustravel@axa-assistance.us

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection

The storm became a named hurricane on 9/6/17. Policies would need to be purchase before 9/6/17 to qualify for coverage. Benefits will only be paid for losses occurring within 14 days after the named hurricane makes the destination uninhabitable or inaccessible.

GeoBlue

Hurricane Jose, which formed Tuesday September 4, 2017, is moving west-northwest at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, just two mph above hurricane-force winds, according to the Hurricane Center. Forecast models show the storm taking a northeastern turn as it approaches Puerto Rico on Sunday afternoon. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect from Jose as of Thursday, September 7th.

As of September 6th, this storm has been declared a hurricane.

For assistance with these and any other benefits, please contact our customer service team. GeoBlue has dedicated multilingual resources available 24/7 for members in Puerto Rico who are in need of medical care and assistance.

For assistance during a medical emergency, please call our Global Health & Safety team at +1.610.254.8771

Please visit the member area on geobluetravelinsurance.com or download the GeoBlue mobile app to view security profiles and/or sign up for news alerts.

Global Alert

On Tuesday, September 6th, Hurricane Jose officially formed in the Atlantic Ocean, and it is early to predict if or where it may make landfall. While travel suppliers and airlines are trying to reroute flights, some delays and cancellations are inevitable. Global Alert understands those with plans to travel to this area will have questions about their coverage, and they are encouraged to call us 24/7 with any questions.

It is important to note, don’t rush out to buy travel protection now to cover Jose as Global Alert plans do not provide coverage for a storm that was already named prior to the purchase of travel protection. In this case, plans purchased on or after September 6th, 2017 will not cover losses related to Jose.

Plans purchased on or before September 5th, 2017 may have coverage for this storm. Following are some general guidelines regarding the various coverages available:

Trip Delay – Additional meal and accommodation expenses may be reimbursed up to the amount provided by the plan if you have left home and travel is delayed 9 hours or more due to flight delays or cancellations. The dollar amount of coverage will be based on the plan you selected. Please refer to your plan documents for complete details.

Missed Connection – All of our plans also include the missed connection benefit if your flight is delayed for 3 hours or more. This benefit can reimburse unused land and water arrangements and additional transportation to catch up to the trip. The dollar amount of coverage for Missed Connection will vary depending on the plan you purchased. For more details, please review your plan documents.

Trip Interruption – Global Alert plans offer Trip Interruption coverage for your travel arrangements if they are disrupted due to the storm and you must leave or return later than originally scheduled. Depending on the Global Alert plan, covered reasons to interrupt the trip can include: 12 hour or more flight delay due to weather; or your home or accommodations at your destination made uninhabitable. Trip Interruption bases the dollar amount of coverage on the amount of trip cost you insured on the plan. To be certain that you have this protection, please review your plan documents or call Global Alert.

Trip Cancellation – Should your flight be delayed or canceled due to Jose, Global Alert plans can cover cancellation penalties if you are not able to travel for 12 hours or more. Based on the plan selected, Global Alert can also cover you if your destination is officially declared uninhabitable, or if your home is made uninhabitable due to the storm. The dollar amount of coverage is determined by the amount of trip cost you insured on the plan. Please read your plan documents for specific information.

This information is a general overview of coverage benefits that may apply if travel plans are impacted by the storm. The coverage available for Hurricane Jose and your trip will be based on the terms in your travel protection plan. Please refer to your plan documents to learn more or contact Global Alert with questions. Agents are available 24/7 and happy to help.

HTH Worldwide

Hurricane Jose, which formed Tuesday September 4, 2017, is moving west-northwest at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, just two mph above hurricane-force winds, according to the Hurricane Center. Forecast models show the storm taking a northeastern turn as it approaches Puerto Rico on Sunday afternoon. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect from Jose as of Thursday, September 7th.

As of September 6th, this storm has been declared a hurricane. In addition to the medical and travel assistance coverage included on the TripProtector plans, please be sure to check your certificate for benefits payable for missed connections or Trip Delay.

For assistance with these and any other benefits, please contact our customer service team. HTH Worldwide has dedicated multilingual resources available 24/7 for members in Puerto Rico who are in need of medical care and assistance.

For assistance during a medical emergency, please call our Global Health & Safety team at +1.610.254.8771

Please visit the member area on hthtravelinsurance.com or download the HTH mPassort mobile app to view security profiles and/or sign up for news alerts.

Tin Leg

On September 5, 2017, Hurricane Jose became a named tropical storm, and the storm developed into the fifth hurricane of the 2017 season.

What you need to know about your policy:
As of September 5, Hurricane Jose is no longer considered an unforeseen event. Coverage related to the storm is not available for Tin Leg policies purchased after this date.

Tin Leg policies purchased on or prior to September 5 may provide coverage related to the event, including Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Trip Delay benefits.

Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage for Hurricane and Weather:
In order for an event to be covered under Tin Leg policies, the event must occur after the policy has been purchased and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Result in the complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination for the following 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
  • Accommodations at your destination are made uninhabitable
  • Your or your traveling companion’s principal place of residence has been rendered uninhabitable
  • A mandatory evacuation is ordered by local authorities at your destination. You must have 50% or less of your trip remaining when the evacuation ends to be eligible for this benefit.

Travel Delay coverage for Hurricane and Weather:
In order for a storm to be covered under the Trip Delay benefit within Tin Leg policies, it must meet the following requirements for minimum length of delay:

  • Tin Leg Economy policy: 12 consecutive hours
  • Tin Leg Standard policy: 12 consecutive hours
  • Tin Leg Luxury policy: 6 consecutive hours

In addition to Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay coverage, other benefits, including Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation, may also be available for coverage related to the hurricane.

In the event of an emergency, please contact Tin Leg’s 24 Hour Emergency Assistance department as soon as reasonably possible at:
Emergency Assistance Inside US: 844-927-9265 (Toll Free)
Emergency Assistance Outside US (Collect Call): 001-727-264-5657
Emergency Assistance Email: emergency@tinleg.com

In the event of a claim, please contact Tin Leg’s Claim department at 844-240-1233 or claims@tinleg.com. Start your claim online: https://tinleg.com/claims/online

Please contact Tin Leg with any questions at 844-240-1233, we are delighted to answer any additional questions.

TripAssure

On Tuesday, September 6th, Hurricane Jose officially formed in the Atlantic Ocean, and it is early to predict if or where it may make landfall. While travel suppliers and airlines are trying to reroute flights, some delays and cancellations are inevitable. TripAssure understands those with plans to travel to this area will have questions about their coverage, and they are encouraged to call us 24/7 with any questions.

It is important to note, don’t rush out to buy travel protection now to cover Jose as TripAssure plans do not provide coverage for a storm that was already named prior to the purchase of travel protection. In this case, plans purchased on or after September 6th, 2017 will not cover losses related to Jose.

Plans purchased on or before September 5th, 2017 may have coverage for this storm. Following are some general guidelines regarding the various coverages available:

Trip Delay – Additional meal and accommodation expenses may be reimbursed up to the amount provided by the plan if you have left home and travel is delayed 6 hours or more due to flight delays or cancellations. The dollar amount of coverage will be based on the plan you selected. Please refer to your plan documents for complete details.

Missed Connection – All of our plans also include the missed connection benefit if your flight is delayed for 3 hours or more. This benefit can reimburse unused land and water arrangements and additional transportation to catch up to the trip. The dollar amount of coverage for Missed Connection will vary depending on the plan you purchased. For more details, please review your plan documents.

Trip Interruption – TripAssure plans offer Trip Interruption coverage for your travel arrangements if they are disrupted due to the storm and you must leave or return later than originally scheduled. Depending on the TripAssure plan, covered reasons to interrupt the trip can include: 12 hour or more flight delay due to weather; home, work, or accommodations at your destination made uninhabitable; or a hurricane warning from NOAA within 24 hours of departure. Trip Interruption bases the dollar amount of coverage on the amount of trip cost you insured on the plan. To be certain that you have this protection, please review your plan documents or call TripAssure.

Trip Cancellation – Should your flight be delayed or canceled due to Jose, TripAssure plans can cover cancellation penalties if you are not able to travel for 12 hours or more. Based on the plan selected, TripAssure can also cover you if your destination is officially declared uninhabitable due to the storm, if your home or work place is made uninhabitable, if your destination is under an official hurricane warning issued by NOAA within 24 hours of the trip. A mandatory evacuation can also be considered, if when the evacuation ends and there is less than half or less than 4 days left of your trip. The dollar amount of coverage is determined by the amount of trip cost you insured on the plan. Please read your plan documents for specific information.

This information is a general overview of coverage benefits that may apply if travel plans are impacted by the storm. Read a more detailed summary of storm coverage in the post Travel Protection Guide for Hurricane Season 2017. The coverage available for Hurricane Jose and your trip will be based on the terms in your travel protection plan. Please refer to your plan documents to learn more or contact TripAssure with questions. Agents are available 24/7 and happy to help.