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
Winter Storm Petra and Travel Insurance: Squaremouth Explains CoverageRead More
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. February 20, 2019 — Over 200 million Americans are expected to be impacted by widespread snow, sleet and freezing rain as Winter Storm Petra moves east across the country this week. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains coverage options for travelers affected by this massive winter storm.
How Travelers Can Get Their Money Back if the Polar Vortex Freezes Travel PlansRead More
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. January 31, 2019 — This week, Winter Storm Jayden and record-breaking polar vortex temperatures swept through the nation, cancelling and delaying thousands of flights in major travel hubs including Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis. Travel insurance comparison website, Squaremouth, shares 3 tips for using travel insurance to recoup losses if your plans were ruined by the winter weather.
Squaremouth Answers Common Traveler Questions About Winter Storm HarperRead More
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. January 18, 2019 — Winter Storm Harper is bringing freezing rain and heavy snow across the U.S., canceling and delaying flights nationwide. For travelers who are concerned the storm will affect their plans, travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, answers common questions about travel insurance coverage for winter storms.
3 Tips For Tackling Holiday Travel During Winter Storm SeasonRead More
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. November 20, 2018 — Last winter, 24 named winter storms hit the U.S., causing record travel delays and canceling trips around the country. Following the first winter storm of the season, travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, breaks down 3 travel insurance tips for travelers ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
How Travelers Can Get Their Money Back if Winter Storm Quinn Wipes Out Travel PlansRead More
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. March 8, 2018 — The second major winter storm in less than a week is bringing significant amounts of snow and strong winds to the Northeastern United States. The winter weather has already cancelled thousands of flights, shut down airports, halted public transportation and closed major roadways. Leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, breaks down travel insurance coverage for travelers affected by Winter Storm Quinn.
Travel Insurance Can Cover Winter Storm Travel Woes, says SquaremouthRead More
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. February 7, 2018 — Winter Storm Liam is halting flights throughout major travel hubs including Boston, New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, causing many airlines to delay, divert or cancel flights. Leading travel insurance comparison website, Squaremouth, explains travel insurance coverage when a winter storm disrupts travel.
What You Need to Know About Travel Insurance as Winter Storm Hunter Moves InRead More
ST. PETERSBURG Fla. January 11, 2018 — Plummeting temperatures, ice and blizzards are bringing dangerous conditions as Winter Storm Hunter moves east across the country. This comes just one week after Winter Storm Grayson halted travel throughout the eastern half of the country, shutting down major airports and interstates, and creating a costly burden for travelers.
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Travel Insurance Cancellation Guide if “Bomb Cyclone” Grayson Prevents You From TravelingRead More
ST. PETERSBURG Fla. January 3, 2018 — Threatening pressure drops along the East Coast have Winter Storm Grayson moving north as a “bomb cyclone”. With widespread travel being halted, leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains your travel insurance cancellation options if the storm freezes your travel plans.
Winter Storm Jupiter: Travel Insurance No Longer Available for Latest Winter StormRead More
ST. PETERSBURG FL January 11, 2017 — Winter Storm Jupiter is expected to become a major ice storm, impacting the Plains, Midwest and Northeast. As travel conditions worsen, leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, says it’s too late to buy travel insurance coverage.
- 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: