Official position statements from Squaremouth’s travel insurance providers about coverage for Winter Storm Liam.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm advisory effective Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast U.S. We urge all of our customers to take care if choosing to travel to the affected locations.
Please note that this Winter Storm may fall within the guidelines, policy terms and conditions of inclement weather for policies purchased prior to February 7, 2018. Please refer to your policy for available benefits, terms, conditions, limits and exclusions.
Policies purchased after February 7, 2018, do not cover this event as it is no longer considered Unforeseen.
For more information on the status of this Winter Storm, please visit: http://www.weather.gov
We urge you to contact your travel supplier(s) prior to canceling your travel arrangements. Airlines and other travel suppliers may allow you to change your dates of travel without fees and penalties. If your travel supplier allows you to change the dates of your trip, you may also change the dates of your travel insurance policy by calling AXA at 1-855-327-1442.
For information on how to file a travel insurance claim, please call 1-855-327-1442 or email email@example.com.
Winter storm Liam was named and became foreseeable as of 2.5.18. In order to have coverage a policy would have to have been purchased prior to that date.
Winter Storm Liam is now bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain into the East after slickening a swath of the Plains, Midwest and South Tuesday. Winter Storm Liam’s path is bringing a combination of ice, snow, and rain across the Ohio Valley and the Northeast today, causing thousands of flight delays and hundreds of cancelations across the country. As of this morning, Winter Storm Liam brought freezing rain to states stretching from Texas to Arkansas, and from 1 to 4 inches of snow in parts of Illinois, southern Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and western Pennsylvania, according to the Weather Channel’s latest forecast. More than 20 states issued winter weather alerts with advisories currently in effect for threats of snow, freezing rain, and sleet, in areas including Louisville, Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Hartford, Boston, and most of New York. Winter Storm Liam’s path is expected to push into Canada tonight, with precipitation expected to come to an end by early Thursday, according to the Weather Channel. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after February 6, 2018.
Winter Storm Liam will bring a mix of snow, sleet, ice and rain to the Eastern coast of the United States throughout the night of February 7th, 2018, with several locations in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania having already accumulated 6 to 9 inches of snow. Heavy snowfall is expected in the interior Northeast, with more modest snow totals in the Midwest. Although snowfall is tapering off in the western Great Lakes and most of the Ohio Valley, it continues to spread over much of the rest of the interior Northeast including Maine, Connecticut, most of New York state, and freezing rain in the New York City tri-state area. With difficult travel conditions and low visibility expected in some of the major cities in the Northeast, residents and tourists to the impacted areas are being cautioned to limit road-travel as much as possible and to heed directives from the local authorities and media.
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 the Northeast 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
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