Istanbul Airport Terrorist Attack – All Position Statements

Official position statements from Squaremouth’s travel insurance providers on the June 28 terrorist attack at Istanbul’s airport.

APRIL

We wish our condolences to the people who are suffering through this tragic event. Regarding coverage under American Modern’s Travel Insurance programs, please note:

The event, which occurred Tuesday evening, June 28th, about 5:30 GMT, falls within the definition of a terrorist attack.

  • Coverage may be afforded under policies purchased prior to the event.
  • As of then, this event is no longer considered unforeseen, so it will not be covered. This guideline applies only to new policies that are effective on or after the event, and covering travel during such time.
  • Coverage for this event is not affected by the US State Department Travel Warning, which was updated June 27th.
    Terms and conditions may vary by program; please refer to the actual policy:

Trip Cancellation / Economy / VIP / Universal Annual / Elite Annual plans:

· The terrorist attack must occur within 30 days of your departure and within 50 miles of a city listed on your itinerary.

· Attack results in the complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination for at least 48 consecutive hours.

Choice plan:

· The terrorist attack must occur within 30 days of your departure and within 100 miles of a city listed on your itinerary.

· Attack results in the complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination for at least 48 consecutive hours.

In the event of an emergency, please contact APRIL’s 24-Hour Assistance Department at:

Emergency Toll-Free Number (Inside the U.S. & Canada): 855-277-4587
Emergency Assistance Collect Call: 305-455-0307
Emergency Assistance Email: assistus@apriltravelprotection.com

In the event of a claim, please contact APRIL’s Claims Department at 855-277-4587 or claims@apriltravelprotection.com

Global Alert 

On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, suicide bombers attack the airport in Istanbul, Turkey killing at least 41 people and injuring many others. The U.S. Department of State identified this as a terrorist attack, and as such, this tragic event meets the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain Global Alert travel protection plans.

Plans purchased on or before June 27th, 2016, may have coverage for these attacks.

Any travelers currently in Istanbul and in need of assistance should please contact their plan’s 24 hour emergency assistance hotline. Representatives are available at all times to assist arranging emergency medical transportation and treatment. Clients’ safety and wellbeing is our priority.

Global Alert understands other travel plans may be impacted by these events. Travelers currently on their trip may incur unexpected costs from delays or missed flights. Many plans offer trip delay coverage after a 6 hour delay and missed connection coverage after a 3 hour delay. Trip interruption coverage may also apply if portions of the trip cannot be completed because of the attacks, or if it is necessary to return home early. Please contact Global Alert with questions, and please always review the plan documents for details.

For those with upcoming travel plans to Istanbul, Turkey, trip cancellation coverage due to a terrorist attack may be available. Some plans require the trip departure to be within 30 days of the attack in order for coverage to apply. To confirm whether coverage is available for your scheduled trip, please consult your plan documents or call us with your questions. Agents are available 24/7 and eager to assist you.

This information is a general overview of coverage benefits that may apply if travel plans are impacted by this terror attack. The coverage available 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.

MH Ross

On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, suicide bombers attack the airport in Istanbul, Turkey killing at least 41 people and injuring many others. The U.S. Department of State identified this as a terrorist attack, and as such, this tragic event meets the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain MH Ross travel protection plans.

Plans purchased on or before June 27th, 2016, may have coverage for these attacks.

Any travelers currently in Istanbul and in need of assistance should please contact their plan’s 24 hour emergency assistance hotline. Representatives are available at all times to assist arranging emergency medical transportation and treatment. Clients’ safety and wellbeing is our priority.

MH Ross understands other travel plans may be impacted by these events. Travelers currently on their trip may incur unexpected costs from delays or missed flights. Many plans offer trip delay coverage after a 6 hour delay and missed connection coverage after a 3 hour delay. Trip interruption coverage may also apply if portions of the trip cannot be completed because of the attacks, or if it is necessary to return home early. Please contact MH Ross with questions, and please always review the plan documents for details.

For those with upcoming travel plans to Istanbul, Turkey, trip cancellation coverage due to a terrorist attack may be available. Some plans require the trip departure to be within 30 days of the attack in order for coverage to apply. To confirm whether coverage is available for your scheduled trip, please consult your plan documents or call us with your questions. Agents are available 24/7 and eager to assist you.

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

Tin Leg

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, a terrorist attack occurred in at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

The U.S. Department of State officially declared this an act of Terrorism on 6/28/2016.

What you need to know about your policy:
As of June 28, 2016, the bombing in Istanbul is no longer considered an unforeseen event. Coverage related to the attack at the Istanbul airport is not available for Tin Leg policies purchased after this date.

There may be coverage for Tin Leg customers to cancel or interrupt their trip. In order to be eligible for these benefits, a Tin Leg policy must have been purchased prior to 6/28/2016.

Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage for Terrorism:
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:

  • The terrorist incident must occur within 7 days of your departure and within 50 miles of a city listed on your itinerary
  • The terrorist attacks 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

Coverage for Travel Delay
In order for terrorism 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 Trip Delay coverage, other benefits, including Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation, may also be available for coverage related to this event.

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 U.S.:844-927-9265 (Toll Free)
Emergency Assistance Outside U.S. (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.

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

Travelex

Unfortunately in today’s world, acts of terror have become more prevalent and greatly impact our daily lives. Travelex Insurance Services’ protection plans do provide coverage for Terrorist Acts under some plans. A Travelex protection plan with coverage for Terrorist Acts must be purchased prior to the date when a Terrorist Act became foreseeable to be eligible for coverage.

Terrorist Act: Istanbul Airport Bombing
Date Event Became Foreseeable: June 28, 2016

Please refer to your applicable Description of Coverage for complete details regarding Terrorist Act benefits, as various Travelex plans may not offer Terrorism coverage.

TravelSafe

On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, suicide bombers attacked the airport in Istanbul, Turkey killing at least 41 people and injuring many others. The entire TravelSafe family would like to extend our condolences to all those affected by this nonsensical act of violence.

The U.S. Department of State identified this as a terrorist attack, and as such, this tragic event meets the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain TravelSafe travel protection plans.

Plans purchased on or before June 27th, 2016, may have coverage for these attacks.

Any travelers currently in Istanbul and in need of assistance should please contact their plan’s 24 hour emergency assistance hotline. Representatives are available at all times to assist arranging emergency medical transportation and treatment. Clients’ safety and well being is our priority.

TravelSafe understands other travel plans may be impacted by these events. Travelers currently on their trip may incur unexpected costs from delays or missed flights. Many plans offer trip delay coverage after a 6 hour delay and missed connection coverage after a 3 hour delay. Trip interruption coverage may also apply if portions of the trip cannot be completed because of the attacks, or if it is necessary to return home early. Please contact TravelSafe with questions, and please always review the plan documents for details.

For those with upcoming travel plans to Istanbul, Turkey, trip cancellation coverage due to a terrorist attack may be available. Some plans require the trip departure to be within 30 days of the attack in order for coverage to apply. To confirm whether coverage is available for your scheduled trip, please consult your plan documents or call us with your questions. Agents are available 24/7 and eager to assist you.

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

The following travel insurance providers have not released an official position statement on the Istanbul airport terrorist attack as of June 29, 2016:

AXA Assistance USA

Azimuth Risk Solutions, LLC

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection

CSA Travel Protection

GeoBlue

HCC Medical Insurance Services

HTH Travel Insurance

InsureandGo USA

iTravelInsured

John Hancock Insurance Agency, Inc.

MedjetAssist

RoamRight

Seven Corners

Trawick International

USA-ASSIST Worldwide Protection