Paris Champs-Elysees Shooting – Provider Position Statements

Official position statements from Squaremouth’s travel insurance providers on the Paris, France shooting.

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection

In the wake of the Paris Champs-Elysees Shooting on April 20, 2017, the US government has referred to the attack as an act of terrorism. In order to qualify for coverage, policies must have been purchased prior to 4/20/17. Below is the coverage wording from the Description of Coverage. A terrorist incident is a named peril under Trip Cancellation/Interruption coverage.

“a Terrorist Incident in a City listed on the Insured’s itinerary within 30 days of the Insured’s scheduled arrival; “

“Coverage would be in effect if purchased by 4/20/17 and if plan included Terrorism as a named peril.”

BHTP customers can contact us at 844-411-BHTP to review the specific benefits of their policy.

GeoBlue

On Thursday April 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm local time, a police officer guarding the Roosevelt metro station in Paris, France was killed and two other officers were seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on the famed Champs-Élysées near the Arc de Triomphe. Paris prosecutors have identified the assailant as Karim Cheurfi, a French national who had been the focus of an anti-terror probe. Cheurfi was also killed at the scene of the attacks by police who returned fire, and three of his relatives have been arrested by French authorities. A second suspect believed to be connected to Cheurfi later surrendered himself in Belgium. The Islamic state was quick to claim responsibility for carrying out the shootings. Traffic patterns along the Champs-Elysees and more specifically around the Arc de Triophe may be disrupted; GeoBlue cautions all expats and travelers to remain vigilant of their surroundings and to contact local authorities if witness to any suspicious activity.

Our Travel Medical plans provide coverage for Injuries and Illnesses resulting from terrorism and pandemics as any other Injury or Illness.
GeoBlue has dedicated multilingual resources available 24/7 for members in Paris 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 member app to view security profiles and/or sign up for news alerts.

HTH Worldwide

On Thursday April 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm local time, a police officer guarding the Roosevelt metro station in Paris, France was killed and two other officers were seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on the famed Champs-Élysées near the Arc de Triomphe. Paris prosecutors have identified the assailant as Karim Cheurfi, a French national who had been the focus of an anti-terror probe. Cheurfi was also killed at the scene of the attacks by police who returned fire, and three of his relatives have been arrested by French authorities. A second suspect believed to be connected to Cheurfi later surrendered himself in Belgium. The Islamic state was quick to claim responsibility for carrying out the shootings. Traffic patterns along the Champs-Elysees and more specifically around the Arc de Triophe may be disrupted; HTH Worldwide cautions all expats and travelers to remain vigilant of their surroundings and to contact local authorities if witness to any suspicious activity.

For TripProtector plans purchased on or after 9:50PM EDT / 6:50PM PDT on Thursday April 20, 2017, please note that there is no coverage for this specific act; at that time, the attacks were no longer an “unforeseeable event” as required by the policy in order to provide coverage. Please contact HTH Worldwide with questions.

For TripProtector plan members, we may cover trip cancellation and trip interruption caused by a Terrorist Incident that occurs in a city listed on Your Trip itinerary during the Trip. This same city must not have experienced a Terrorist Incident within the ninety (90) days prior to the Terrorist Incident that is causing the cancellation of Your Trip. Benefits are not provided if the Travel Supplier offers a substitute itinerary. This does not include flight connections or other transportation arrangements to reach your destination. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage.

HTH Worldwide has dedicated multilingual resources available 24/7 for members in Paris 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 mPassport mobile app to view security profiles and/or sign up for news alerts.

Tin Leg

On April 20, 2017, a shooter opened fire on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, killing a police officer and wounding others.

What you need to know about your policy:
As of April 20, 2017, the U.S. Department of State has not officially deemed the incident an act of terrorism, meaning
there is no coverage for losses related to the attack for current Tin Leg policyholders.

If the attack is named a terrorist event, 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 April 20.

Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage for Terrorism:
In order for an event to be covered under Tin Leg policies, the event must occur on or after the policy’s effective date and must be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State. It also must 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

In addition to Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage, other benefits, including Trip Delay, 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 US: 1-844-927-9265 (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 1-844-240-1233 or claims@tinleg.com.
Start your claim online: https://tinleg.com/claims/online

Please contact Tin Leg with any questions at 1-844-240-1233, we are delighted to answer any additional questions.