Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage. Once an event is considered foreseeable, new policies purchased will not cover that event. This is most common when hurricanes and tropical storms are named, they are considered foreseeable. The following is a statement from CSA on Hurricane Julia.
Tropical Storm Julia became the 10th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season on Sunday, September 12, 2010. The storm is now moving away from the Cape Verde Islands, where it first formed as a tropical depression. Tracking maps show Julia becoming a Category 1 hurricane over the open Atlantic later in the week, before dropping back to tropical storm intensity without nearing land. Certain CSA Travel Protection plans offer coverage for some effects of adverse weather and natural disasters. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Certificate of Insurance or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after September 12, 2010.