Travel Tips and Ideas

Hurricane Bill Officially Named By U.S. Weather Service

by User Not Found | Aug 15, 2009

A Tropical Storm formed at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time  on Saturday, August 15, 2009 in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, 820 miles southwest of Cape Verde Islands, and was identified and given the name Tropical Storm Bill by the U.S. National Weather Service Hurricane Center. The storm was named after reaching maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, and was moving west by northwest across the Atlantic.

The storm strengthened into Hurricane Bill, with sustained winds of 75 m.p.h., on Monday morning, Aug. 17, as it crossed the mid-Atlantic in a west-northwest direction. Travel Insured International plans purchased on or after August 15, 2009 will not provide coverage for adverse weather claims due to Hurricane Bill or its resulting weather pattern. Plan holders may contact our Customer Care Department [ ] with questions about this announcement.

Additional resources for storm related questions:

U.S. National Hurricane Center:

The Weather Channel:

American Red Cross:

Federal Emergency Management Agency:

This website contains highlights of the plans, which include travel insurance coverages underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company under form series T210 et. al., TP-401 et. al., and T7000 et. al. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best 2020. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non insurance Travel Assistance Services provided by C&F Services through Active Claims Management (2018) Inc., operating as Active Care Management. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Insurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations and exclusions in the plan, including an exclusion for pre-existing 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 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. Your travel retailer maybe compensated for the purchase of a plan. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-4357. MD Insurance Administration: 800-492-6116 or 410-468-2340. 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: P.O. Box 6503, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 855-752-8303;; California license #0I13223.