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March 2nd Storm Proves Rule: Winter Ain’t Over Until It’s Over

by User Not Found | Mar 01, 2011
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Any travelers with an East Coast airport departure on the first Monday of March who skipped insurance because winter was almost over made a bad call. The March 2 Nor’easter that brought almost a foot of snow to many parts of the Northeast and cancelled dozens of flights was a major delay to anyone heading to winter vacations or cruises. It was a reminder that late season storms can be as disruptive on their day of arrival as mid-winter blasts. Hurricane season starts June 1 and its approach carries the same warning for summer vacation travelers. Plan ahead with trip insurance or face the potential of unpredictable, costly storm disruptions. In addition to Trip Delay coverage ranging from $500 to $1,500 depending on type of Worldwide Trip Protector plan purchased, and Missed Connection coverage ranging from $300 to $750, all WTP plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, up to the full trip cost, when weather causes complete cessation of your client’s common carrier service for 24 consecutive hours.

Insurance benefits in the plans are subject to limitations and exclusions, including an exclusion for pre‑existing conditions.

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 2018. 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. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured.