With summer travel here, one of the most important things travelers should stay aware of is Hurricane Season and its unpredictability and its ability to change current and future travel plans. The 2014 hurricane season has officially begun on June 1st and continues through November 30th. Travel Insured, a leading travel insurance company, wants to remind travelers that even if the planned destination is not within the hurricane path, hurricanes can greatly affect travel and flight schedules at airports all over the country. While an insurance plan solely for the disruption of a hurricane is not available, purchasing a plan with coverage that protects the inconveniences that hurricanes can cause can be helpful. Check out some of the best tips dealing with travel insurance coverage that people might often overlook.
- Purchase a Plan before the Hurricane is Named
One of the most common mistakes an individual can make while attempting to protect themselves as well as their travel investments during hurricane season is not purchasing a plan until they are aware of an upcoming storm. Waiting to purchase an insurance policy after hearing of a hurricane will not provide you with the coverage you need. We advise you to invest in a plan when you make your first deposit towards your trip.
- Purchase Cancel for Any Reason
It is important to understand that purchasing a policy that includes the benefit of Cancel for Any Reason is the best way to make sure you are covered if you are worried about a hurricane. This benefit will allow you to cancel up to two or more days prior to your scheduled departure for a reimbursement up to 75% of your non-refundable prepaid vacation costs.
- Purchase Coverage No Matter Your Destination
Many people feel that if a hurricane is not in the destination they are traveling through or to, then they do not need to bother with investing in travel protection. Even if your travel plans to do not involve the direct path of the hurricane, your plans could still be delayed, or you could miss your connection due to a hurricane changing airline or cruise departures elsewhere.
One of the most important aspects of receiving the coverage you need with an insurance policy is to always read the fine print and understand the rules and regulations of the supplier. As long as you understand the restrictions and deadlines, you can be reimbursed costs if something unexpected does in fact happen.
Travel insurance during hurricane season is an important way to ensure your health, safety and travel costs due to extreme weather. Always remember, purchase your plan after your first trip deposit and you can be protected. To keep track of the latest hurricane-related news, visit the National Weather Services’ National Hurricane Center.
About Travel Insured:
Travel Insured International is one of the largest privately held travel protection companies in the US, and preferred supplier to over 5,000 travel agents, travel consortiums and wholesalers in the US. As a former division of the Travelers up until 1994, and originator of travel insurance in the US, you can say that the “travel protection” blood lines run deep. Travel Insured International’s customer centric claims operation has significant expertise in both domestic and international claims administration.
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