A storm can put a damper on your travel plans. When a devastating hurricane hits, people tend to hear about messy travel delays and cancellations, but as time passes they forget about that impact on travel plans. Though science tries to predict what each hurricane season will be like, it’s still mostly unpredictable, which is why a travel protection plan can be useful!
Most people think they won’t need travel protection during hurricane season because they’re not traveling to a place where hurricanes happen, or they don’t live where there are hurricanes. However, a delayed flight in one part of the country is like a domino effect. Flights could be arriving from a hurricane area causing delays for you and many others, potentially for several days.
Imagine booking accommodations, then a hurricane hits shortly before your trip. If your accommodations are no longer available, you may not get your pre-paid expenses back. Travel protection, on the other hand, could reimburse you for non-refundable, pre-paid costs.
What else can travel protection do for you if there is a hurricane? Most importantly, you can get help for mandatory evacuations with the included non-insurance assistance services. Plans with the Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR)* benefit are also very helpful. In times of weather uncertainty you’d be able to cancel your trip, even if there isn’t an officially named hurricane. In other words, “bad” weather isn’t a covered reason for cancellation, but it can be with CFAR.
Ask yourself these three questions
- Do you have travel plans any time from June 1-November 30 (hurricane season)?
- Will you be traveling to the East Coast, Caribbean, or Gulf area?
- Will you be taking a flight on the East Coast or Atlantic, either direct or layover?
If you responded “yes” to any of these questions, you should consider travel protection during hurricane season. Let Travel Insured help protect your trip from the inconvenience hurricanes can cause. Get a quote and learn more about our plans at www.travelinsured.com.
*Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) is not available to residents of New York State.
This blog post contains highlights of the plans. The plans contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company 2016. 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. T-17190