Who can be covered?
Travelers who purchased a policy prior to January 11 may be covered if their trip is impacted by the storm, including travel delays and cancellations. Insured travelers affected by Winter Storm Jupiter should contact their provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department as soon as possible.
What is covered?
The following benefits may be applicable for travelers who purchased a policy prior to January 11:
Cancellations due to weather: The Trip Cancellation benefit reimburses prepaid and non-refundable trip expenses if a flight is delayed for at least 12-48 hours, depending on the policy.
Delays due to weather: The Travel Delay benefit reimburses costs for meals, accommodations and local transportation if a flight is delayed for 3-12 hours.
Missed connections due to weather: The Missed Connection benefit reimburses the additional travel expenses incurred to catch up to a trip after a 3-12 hour weather delay. Some policies with Missed Connection coverage can also reimburse the costs for meals and accommodations during the delay.
When to buy?
Travel insurance policies must be purchased before a winter storm is named in order to provide coverage for any losses directly related to that storm.
For more information on travel insurance coverage for winter storms, visit Squaremouth's Winter Storm and Travel Insurance Information Center.
Squaremouth compares travel insurance policies from every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth's comparison engine and third-party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.
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