Istanbul Terrorist Attack – All Position Statements

Official position statements from Squaremouth’s providers on travel insurance coverage related to the Istanbul terrorist attack.

Global Alert

On Saturday, March 19th, 2016, a suicide bomber attacked Istanbul, Turkey, killing 5 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 March 18th, 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 Saturday, March 19th, 2016, a suicide bomber attacked Istanbul, Turkey, killing 5 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 March 18th, 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 Saturday, March 19, 2016, a suicide bombing occurred in Istanbul, Turkey.

The U.S. Department of State officially declared this an act of Terrorism on 3/19/2016.

What you need to know about your policy:
As of March 19, 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 prior to 3/19/2016.

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 Saturday, March 19th, 2016, a suicide bomber attacked Istanbul, Turkey, killing 5 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 March 18th, 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.


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