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Last Updated: 02/07/18

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Winter Storm Liam became a named storm. More than 900 flights have already been canceled by the storm, which is expected to move through the East Coast of the United States, and will extend into Canada and the United Kingdom.

Squaremouth’s Winter Storm Liam 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 about coverage for Winter Storm Liam. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

More than 900 flights have been canceled as of 11am ET on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

In order for coverage to be available, you must have bought your travel insurance policy before Winter Storm Liam was named on February 6, 2018.

Travelers who purchased a policy before February 6, 2018 may have coverage for cancellations or flight delays caused by the storm.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Travel Insurance Can Cover Winter Storm Travel Woes, says Squaremouth

    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.

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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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