Statement from Travel Guard on the Spain General Strike

Published by September 27, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  These statements identify what benefits are no longer available for future policy purchases.  When a labor strike of a common carrier becomes a foreseeable event, policies sold after then will not cover situations related to the labor strike.  The following is a statement from Travel Guard on the Spain general strike.

Workers have announced that a General Strike will take place in Spain on 09/29/10 affecting several forms of travel in and throughout the country.

Insurance would have to have been purchased on or before 09/23/10 for coverage to be effective.

Coverage for Strike would be based on the plan purchased and that plan’s Description of Coverage.

“Strike” means a stoppage of work:

(1) announced, organized, and sanctioned by a labor union and

(2) which interferes with the normal departure and arrival of a Common Carrier.  This includes work slowdowns and sickouts.

The Insured’s Trip cancellation coverage must be effective prior to when the Strike is foreseeable. A Strike is foreseeable on the date labor union members vote to approve a Strike.