Worldwide Travel Alert and Paris Attacks

Paris Terrorist Attacks – AXA Assistance USA

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AXA Assistance USA

Posted: 11/16/2015

Please be advised that the tragic events in Paris, France, Friday night fall within our guidelines, policy terms & conditions as a terrorist attack. Policies purchased prior to 13 Nov, approximately 3:00 p.m. ET, may cover the event. As of then, this event is no longer considered unforeseen, so it is not covered.

Policies that include terrorist attack for trip cancellation or trip interruption may cover the event provided the covered insured & trip meet the policy provisions. The coverage typically reads:

  • If within 7 days of Your departure, a politically motivated Terrorist Attack occurs within 50 miles of a City listed on Your itinerary. The Terrorist Attack must occur on or after the Effective Date of Your Trip Cancellation Coverage.

Please refer to the actual policy when presented with coverage questions or a claim.

Please note:

  • Trip cancellation and trip interruption benefits are not payable under any policies purchased after the above time since the event is no longer unforeseen.
  • This guideline applies only to new policies that are effective on or after the event, and covering travel during such time. It does not apply to new policies that cover travel after the event has passed.

Our thoughts & prayers go out to all those who have suffered in Paris & around the world.