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Travel Insured Urges Holiday Travelers to Invest in Travel Coverage to Protect Against Early Snow Storm Disruptions

by Erin Weiland | Oct 26, 2012
(PRWEB) October 26, 2012 -

With holiday travel right around the corner, many of us do not anticipate early snow storms wrecking our travel plans in October or November. Early winter weather has wreaked havoc on several occasions, halting all types of transportation causing flights to be cancelled and delayed, leaving thousands of individuals and families’ travel plans completely ruined. Unlike hurricanes, winter storms are not generally predictable more than a week in advance. Over the years major snowstorms have hit earlier than expected causing major disruption to travel forcing individuals to forfeit expensive vacation deposits, or foot the expensive bill for extra accommodations because they’re stranded during a storm.

Here’s a look at the most memorable and historical storms that wreaked havoc for thousands of travelers during holiday events:

-The Great Appalachian Storm: November 24-25, 1950
-Thanksgiving Snowstorm of 1971: November 24-25, 1971
-Surprise October Snowstorm: October 4, 1987
-NYC’s White Thanksgiving: November 23-24 1989
-New England’s Halloween Snowstorm: October 29, 2011

Travel Insured International urges travelers to invest in coverage more than ever in order to help protect their investments due to a higher risk of flight cancellations and delays during the upcoming holiday seasons. Policies can help to protect against unforeseen expenses caused by these storms, including Trip Delay or Cancellation, Medical Emergencies, and Lost Baggage.

It is important to remember that coverage including Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, or Trip Delay cannot be purchased to protect against the loss caused by a storm that is already in progress. Travel Insured International, reminds travelers to purchase coverage with their initial trip deposit to help protect against future winter storms expected to be arriving soon.

Winter Storm Coverage:

All of Travel Insured Internationasl's plans in the Worldwide Trip Protector line, as well as its Airline Ticket Protector plan, provide Trip Cancellation coverage up to the prepaid cost of the trip when weather causes complete cessation of the insured traveler’s common carrier service for 24 or more consecutive hours. Trip Interruption coverage for the same 24-hour common carrier disruption due to weather can be up to 100% or 150% of the trip cost depending upon the selected Travel Insured plan.

An insured, however, can upgrade their purchase with our Cancel for Any Reason option when buying a Worldwide Trip Protector or Trip Protector Gold plan allowing them to cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure for any reason with coverage limits up to 75% of prepaid, non-refundable trip cost.

All of the same plans provide Trip Delay coverage when the common carrier is delayed, including for weather, for a minimum of either six or 12 hours depending upon the specific plan purchased. Trip Delay coverage supports expense reimbursement of up to $100 or $200 per day, depending upon the selected plan, to help pay for the unexpected additional costs for accommodations, meals and transportation due to the covered trip delay.

Worldwide Trip Protector, Trip Protector Gold and Airline Ticket Protector, provide Missed Connection coverage to reimburse the insured for extra transportation expenses when a common carrier is delayed, including for weather, for three or more hours. The Trip Protector Lite Expanded plan provides Missed Connection coverage for a delay of six or more hours.

Travel Insured International
52-S Oakland Ave.
E. Hartford, CT 06128-0568

This website contains highlights of the plans developed by Travel Insured International, which include travel insurance coverages underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, Principal Office located in Morristown, New Jersey, under form series T7000 et al, T210 et al and TP-401 et al, and non-insurance Travel Assistance Services provided by C&F Services and for WTP Cruise only, AwayCare and Blue Ribbon Bags. The terms of insurance coverages in the plans may vary by jurisdiction and not all insurance coverages are available in all jurisdictions. Insurance coverages in these plans are subject to terms, limitations and exclusions including an exclusion for pre-existing medical conditions. In most states, your travel retailer is not a licensed insurance producer/agent, and is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the terms, benefits, exclusions and conditions of the insurance offered or to evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. Your travel retailer may be compensated for the purchase of a plan and may provide general information about the plans offered, including a description of the coverage and price. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from your travel retailer. CA DOI toll free number is 800-927-4357. The cost of your plan is for the entire plan, which consists of both insurance and non-insurance components. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured International. P.O. Box 6503, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 855-752-8303; [email protected]; California license #0I13223. While Travel Insured International markets the travel insurance in these plans on behalf of USF, non-insurance components of the plans were added to the plans by Travel Insured and Travel Insured does not receive compensation from USF for providing the non-insurance components of the plans.