Istanbul Bombing – All Position Statements

Official position statements from Squremouth’s travel insurance providers on the Istanbul Bombing.

Air Ambulance

Air Ambulance Card does not exclude injuries sustained from a terrorist attack. If one of our members had been injured in the Istanbul bombing incident, we would have transported them back to the U.S. or Canada to the hospital of their choice. If a member had died as a result of the incident, we would have transported their mortal remains back home.

 

APRIL Travel Insurance

APRIL policies purchased before Tuesday, Jan. 12 8:00 GMT may cover the bombing in Istanbul, Turkey given this event falls within our policy Terms & Conditions as a terrorist attack.

Please note:

  • Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits are not payable if the event is foreseen before the effective date 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.

Please refer to your plan’s General Terms & Conditions for specific coverage details.

In the event of an emergency, please contact APRIL’s 24/7 Assistance Department:
Emergency Assistance Inside U.S.: 855-277-4587
Emergency Assistance Outside U.S. (collect call): 001-305-455-0307
Emergency Assistance Email: Assistus@AprilTravelProtection.com

Live Web Chat: Visit www.AprilTravelProtection.com

Skype™: assist_us

For Claims: Contact us at claims@apriltravelprotection.com

 

AXA Assistance

Please be advised that this event falls within our guidelines, policy terms & conditions as a terrorist attack. Policies purchased prior to Tuesday Jan 12th 8:00 GMT may cover the event, provided other terms & conditions are complied with. As of then, this event is no longer considered unforeseen, so it is not covered under any new policies purchased after that time.

Please note:

  • Trip cancellation and trip interruption benefits are not payable if an event is named on or becomes foreseen before the effective date 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.

 

Global Alert

On Tuesday, January 12th, 2016, a suicide bomber struck a historic district in Istanbul, Turkey, killing at least 10 people.   The U.S. Department of State identified this as a terrorist attack, and as such, these tragic events meet the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain Global Alert travel protection plans.

Plans purchased on or before January 11th, 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 9 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, January 12th, 2016, a suicide bomber struck a historic district in Istanbul, Turkey, killing at least 10 people.  The U.S. Department of State identified this as a terrorist attack, and as such, these tragic events meet the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain MH Ross travel protection plans.

Plans purchased on or before January 11th, 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.

 

RoamRight

Our sympathies go out to those impacted by the bombing in Istanbul on January 12th. RoamRight® urges all travelers to be cautious, and review their travel insurance policy for coverage.

Regarding the threat of terrorism, RoamRight policies provide coverage for events within city limits that are identified by the U.S. Government as terrorist attacks and occur within 30 days of a traveler’s departure date.

Specifically, RoamRight’s policies allow for trip cancellation or interruption benefits if:

  • The U.S. Government deems an event as a terrorist attack,
  • The attack occurs after the traveler’s effective date of coverage,
  • The  attack is within the territorial limits of a city listed on the traveler’s itinerary, AND
  • The attack occurs within 30 days of the traveler’s departure.

It is important to note that RoamRight’s standard travel insurance policies do not provide trip cancellation or interruption coverage for war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, civil war, or hostilities between nations (whether declared or not). To help protect against those situations, RoamRight offers a Cancel For Any Reason upgrade that may provide coverage, provided the trip is cancelled 48 or more hours prior to departure.

Travelers who are in-country and are endangered due to government or social upheaval may have coverage under RoamRight’s Political Evacuation services, provided that the traveler and the situation meets the provisions outlined in the purchased RoamRight policy.

If you have any questions about your coverage, please contact RoamRight at 1-800-699-3845 or customerservice@roamright.com.

 

Tin Leg

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, a suicide bomb attack killed at least 10 people in Istanbul, Turkey.

The U.S. Department of State officially declared this an act of Terrorism on 1/12/2016.

What you need to know about your policy:
As of January 12, 2016, the bombing in Istanbul is no longer considered an unforeseen event. Coverage related to the Istanbul bombing 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 on or prior to 1/12/2016.

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.

 

TravelSafe

On Tuesday, January 12th, 2016, a suicide bomber struck a historic district in Istanbul, Turkey, killing at least 10 people.    The U.S. Department of State identified this as a terrorist attack, and as such, these tragic events meet the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain TravelSafe travel protection plans.

Plans purchased on or before January 11th, 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.

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.

 

Trawick International

At Trawick International, we want our Clients currently traveling and covered by our Safe Travels Plans and our Clients who have purchased insurance for upcoming trips to Turkey to know that their safety and peace of mind was our concern when these plans were designed. Our worldwide Assistance Service is available to our insured travelers 24/7 in the event of an emergency while away from home at 949-916-7941(collect worldwide).

Trawick International considers an event to be a terrorist attack if the government where the occurrence took place declares the event to be an act of terrorism.

Safe Travels International and Safe Travels USA policies do not exclude benefits for medical coverage, medical and political evacuation or repatriation of remains if you become ill, injured or die due to terrorist attack.

Safe Travels Trip Cancellation policies can provide coverage in the event a trip is cancelled or interrupted due to a terrorist attack if:
1)      It occurs after the start date of your trip cancellation coverage;
2)      in a city listed on your itinerary; and
3)      within 30 days of your scheduled arrival.

If you purchased a policy before January 11, 2016 the terrorist event and Istanbul is listed on your travel itinerary, you can be eligible for a refund.  If your trip is cancelled or interrupted due to this specific event.

For information or questions about the specific benefits available under your plan, please contact Trawick International at 888-301-9289 or by email to info@trawickinternational.com. In case of an emergency, contact GBG Assist at 949-916-7941.

 

The following travel insurance providers have not released an official position statement on the Istanbul bombing as of January 13, 2016:

Azimuth Risk Solutions, LLC

CSA Travel Protection

GeoBlue

HCC Medical Insurance Services

HTH Travel Insurance

InsureandGo USA

iTravelInsured

John Hancock Insurance Agency, Inc. 

MedjetAssist

MH Ross 

Protect Your Bubble

Seven Corners Inc

Travel Insured International

Travelex Insurance Services

USA-ASSIST Worldwide Protection