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Last Updated: 01/11/18

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Winter Storm Hunter became a named storm. The storm is a threat to most of the U.S. with potential for blizzards and ice.

Squaremouth’s Winter Storm Hunter and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the storm. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the storm develops.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Winter Storm Hunter became a named storm on January 9, 2018. As of that date, travelers can no longer buy a policy with coverage for the storm.

Policies purchased before January 9, 2018 may include coverage for travel delays and cancellations caused by the storm.

Winter storm watches and warnings have been issued throughout the United States.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • What You Need to Know About Travel Insurance as Winter Storm Hunter Moves In

    ST. PETERSBURG FL 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 - creating a costly burden for travelers.

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FAQs

  • What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including unexpected illnesses, terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters, and other events that cause a complete cessation of travel, such as a strike of a travel supplier.

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  • What if the roads are bad and I don't want to travel?

    Choosing not to travel because the roads are bad is not a covered reason to cancel your trip, although some policies may provide coverage if road closures prevent you from traveling.

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  • What do I do if my flight is delayed or canceled due to bad weather?

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    If your flight is delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, you can contact your provider’s 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department to receive help.

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  • Can I cancel my trip due to a winter storm or blizzard?

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    You may be covered to cancel your trip if a winter storm or blizzard seriously impacts your travel and you had a policy in place before the storm was named.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if I don’t want to travel in bad weather?

    Fear of traveling during bad weather is not a covered reason to cancel a trip on a standard travel insurance policy.

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  • Can I still buy a policy for a forecasted winter storm?

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    You cannot buy a policy with coverage for a winter storm or blizzard once it has been named.

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  • When is a storm considered foreseen by travel insurance?

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    A storm is typically considered foreseen once it is named.

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