Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage. The following is a position statement from Travelex on the volcanic eruption in Iceland.
The Volcanic Ash that is causing flight delays and cancellations is being deemed a weather related event – coverage can be provided in the following areas:
- Trip Delay. If they are delayed enroute to or from their final destination because of the eruption, for at least 5 hours or more they are eligible for reimbursements under Trip Delay for their appropriate plan.
- Trip Cancellation. Weather that causes complete cessation of services of your Common Carrier for at least 24 consecutive hours.