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Mexico Hurricane Katia

Hurricane Katia – Provider Position Statements

Hurricane Katia – Provider Position Statements

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

AXA Assistance USA

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

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 Katia falls within our guidelines, policy terms and conditions as inclement weather and potentially a natural disaster. The NOAA National Hurricane Center issued a Hurricane warning at 5PM EDT, Wednesday September 6, 2017. Katia is in the Gulf of Mexico and expected to take a southern track moving toward the eastern coast of Mexico. The Mexican government issued Hurricane warning for the coast from Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde.

Policies purchased prior to 5PM EDT 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/MIATCPAT3+shtml/070837.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

Katia is the 6th named hurricane of the season. The storm became a named hurricane on 9/7/17. Policies would need to be purchase before 9/7/17 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

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Katia is stationary in the southern Gulf of Mexico as of Thursday morning (Sept. 7), 210 miles east of Tampico, Mexico, and 195 miles northeast of Veracruz, Mexico. Forecasters expect the storm to make landfall this weekend in Mexico, turning southwest on Friday and approaching the coast by early Saturday. Although it’s currently registering as a Category 1, the storm (which the National Hurricane Center is calling a “small tropical cyclone”) could grow to a near Category 3 at landfall. At this point, hurricane-force-winds are extending out only 10 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds, 70 miles. While there is no mandatory evacuation at this time, if you are in the path of the storm please stay indoors and take shelter, and make sure to heed any directives from local officials or the media.

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 Mexico 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.

HTH Worldwide

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Katia is stationary in the southern Gulf of Mexico as of Thursday morning (Sept. 7), 210 miles east of Tampico, Mexico, and 195 miles northeast of Veracruz, Mexico. Forecasters expect the storm to make landfall this weekend in Mexico, turning southwest on Friday and approaching the coast by early Saturday. Although it’s currently registering as a Category 1, the storm (which the National Hurricane Center is calling a “small tropical cyclone”) could grow to a near Category 3 at landfall. At this point, hurricane-force-winds are extending out only 10 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds, 70 miles. While there is no mandatory evacuation at this time, if you are in the path of the storm please stay indoors and take shelter, and make sure to heed any directives from local officials or the media.

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 Mexico 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 6, 2017, Hurricane Katia became a named tropical storm, and the storm developed into the sixth hurricane of the 2017 season.

What you need to know about your policy:
As of September 6, Hurricane Katia 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 6 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.