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 Tropical Storm Earl.
Tropical Depression Seven has become Tropical Storm Earl in the open Atlantic Ocean. The storm has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph, and could become a hurricane by Friday. Forecasters state there is no immediate threat to 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 August 25, 2010. Please contact CSA Travel Protection with questions.