Winter travel can cause delays and cancellations nationwide. Squaremouth’s Winter Storm Center explains travel insurance coverage specific to winter storms. This resource is regularly updated with provider position statements, press releases, and answers to FAQs.
Fact Sheets and Press Releases
3 Surprising Things Travel Insurance Can Cover This Winter Travel Season
- Can I cancel my trip if a winter storm causes a power outage at my destination?
- What if the school year is extended due to winter storms and it impacts our future trip?
- What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?
- If there is a storm, when can I no longer be covered by travel insurance?
- Am I covered if I miss my connecting flight?
- Am I covered if I get bumped from an overbooked flight?
- Am I covered if I miss my flight due to long security lines?
- What if the roads are bad and I don't want to travel?
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- How long do I need to be delayed to trigger coverage?
- What do I do if my flight is delayed or canceled due to bad weather?
- Can I cancel my trip due to a winter storm or blizzard?
- Can I cancel my trip if I don’t want to travel in bad weather?
- Can I still buy a policy for a forecasted winter storm?
- When is a storm considered foreseen by travel insurance?
- What if the Northeast Blizzard delays my return home?
- My travel arrangements have been cancelled because of the Northeast Blizzard, how do I make a claim?
- Is a blizzard considered a Natural Disaster?
- How can I use my existing policy for the Northeast blizzard?
Winter Storm Event Center External Resources
Most travel insurance policies have coverage for winter storms and blizzards as part of Trip Cancellation, as long as you bought a policy before the storm was named. Travel insurance providers may use information from the following resources to track a storm and decide if it is covered: