Official position statements from Squaremouth’s travel insurance providers on the Yemen bombing.
Air Ambulance Card
Air Ambulance Card does not exclude injuries sustained from a terrorist attack. If one of our members had been injured in the bombing incident in Yemen, 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.
On Friday, March 20th, Islamic State militants attacked mosques in Sanaa, Yemen, killing over 130 people.
As of March 23rd, the incident has not been officially deemed as a “terrorist” attack, meaning there is no coverage for losses related to the attacks for current Tin Leg policyholders.
If the bombings in Yemen are deemed as terrorism and meet Tin Leg’s definition of “terrorism”, travelers who purchased a Tin Leg policy prior to March 20th, 2015 may have coverage.
All Tin Leg policies offer Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage for Terrorism. In order for an attack to be covered under Tin Leg policies, it must meet the following requirements:
- Occur after the policy is purchased
- Be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State
- Result in the complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination for the below 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
- Occur within 7 days of your departure
- Occur within 50 miles of a city listed on your itinerary
Please contact Tin Leg with any questions at 844-240-1233, we are delighted to answer any additional questions.
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.
Trawick International Safe Travels Medical policies do not exclude any acts of terrorism. If you become sick, injured, or die due to a terrorist attack you are covered.
Trawick International Safe Travels Trip Cancellation policies can provide coverage in the event a trip is cancelled or interrupted due to a covered terrorist attack. The terrorist incident must:
1) occur 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 the event and Sana’a is a city listed on your travel itinerary, you can be eligible for a refund, if your trip is cancelled or interrupted due to this specific event.
Political Evacuation benefits are available to plan members who are currently in Sana’a and would like to leave. Please contact GBG Assist for more information 877-916-7920. Please view your plan details for more information.
The following travel insurance providers have not released an official position statement on the Yemen bombing as of March 25, 2015.
APRIL Travel Protection
Azimuth Risk Solutions
CSA Travel Protection
Global Alert Administrators
HCC Medical Insurance Services
HTH Travel Insurance
Travel Insured International
Travelex Insurance Services