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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.

This website contains highlights of the plans, which include insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company, Home Office: 305 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960, Administrative Office: 5 Christopher Way, 2nd Floor, Eatontown, NJ 07724. United States Fire Insurance Company is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 21113. 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. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best 2018. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. In most states, your travel retailer is not a licensed insurance producer/agent, and cannot evaluate, interpret, or answer technical questions about the technical terms, benefits, exclusions, and conditions of our plans or 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. California license #0I13223, 855 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-4357. MD Insurance Administration: 800-492-6116 or 410-468-2340. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured at 855-752-8303 or