Current Events

Hurricane Lester and Tropical Storm Madeline

by Kellyn Uhelsky | Sep 02, 2016

Travel Insured International has been made aware that on August 25, 2016, a named Tropical Storm has been identified as Lester, and on August 26, 2016, an additional named Tropical Storm was identified as Madeline per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration* (“NOAA “). Tropical Storm Lester has since strengthened to Hurricane Lester, both storms are leading towards Hawaii. While many travel suppliers and airlines are trying to reroute flights, Travel Insured understands those with plans may have questions and they are encouraged to call us.

Travel Insured plans do not provide coverage for policies purchased after the storms were named, but policies purchased on or before August 24, 2016, may have coverage for these storms.  Depending on your plan coverages may include benefits for Travel Delay if your trip is delayed, Missed Connection if you are delayed and need help in rejoining your trip, Trip Interruption if your trip is disrupted and Trip Cancellation if the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA “) declared a hurricane warning within 48 hours of your departure. For insured travelers who purchased Cancel for Any Reason coverage, we remind you that cancellations must be made 48 or more hours prior to scheduled departure and payment is limited to 75% of the non-refundable trip cost up to the stated plan maximum limit.

Every Travel Insured plan also includes Non-Insurance Emergency Travel Assistance Services available 24/7 to help travelers whenever they are in need of assistance during their trip.

This statement only provides a general summary.  Please refer to your actual plan document for the specific terms and conditions of the specific plan purchased as eligibility for coverage varies based upon the specific plan terms, conditions and limitations, and may vary by state or may not be available in all states. Travel Insured recommends travelers purchase proper travel protection plans in case of unforeseen circumstances and to know where to go and where not to go during their travels.

Please contact us at 1-800-243-3174 with any questions you may have.

* http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2016/

Coverage is offered by Travel Insured International, California lic. no.0I13223, 855 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033. The plans contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company, 305 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. United states Fire Insurance Company is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 21113. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company 2016. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization, and not by United States Fire Insurance Company or Travel Insured International. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Your travel retailer may not be licensed to sell insurance, and cannot answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of our plans.