WARWICK, RI, August 25, 2011— As the first official hurricane of the Atlantic season approaches, Federal officials are warning that Irene could cause flooding, power outages or worse all along the East Coast as far north as Maine impacting residents and summer vacationers alike.
“Now is a good time to get reacquainted with your travel insurance policy,” says Jim Grace, President and CEO of InsureMyTrip. “Our Customer Care team can help you review the terms of your policy and the key protection it provides whether you’re traveling to or through a hurricane-prone region or live in a zone where weather can keep you from taking a trip.”
This month marks the beginning of the peak of hurricane season which runs through November, so if you don’t have coverage for Irene there’s still time to protect your future travels from any yet-to-be-named storms. “Trip cancellation and interruption protection is based on the occurrence of unforeseen events,” explains Grace. “Once a storm has been publicly identified, it can only spell trouble for travelers without insurance protection. You need to purchase travel insurance coverage before a storm is predicted and named, not when it’s bearing down on you or your intended destination.”
Coverage for weather-related trip cancellations and interruptions differs by insurance company and plan. The covered cancellation reasons can include:
- Cancellation due to Weather: when common carriers such as airlines and cruise lines cease service due to weather
- Cancellation due to Hurricane Warning: cancellation of your trip if your destination is under a NOAA-issued hurricane warning
- Destination made Uninhabitable: if your hotel, resort, or vacation rental is devastated by a storm
- Primary Residence made Uninhabitable: if your own home sustains destructive storm damage
- Cancel For Any Reason– an optional benefit that allows you to choose whether or not to cancel.
To learn more about protection plans for travel during hurricane season, visit www.insuremytrip.com online or call (800) 487-4722 to speak with a licensed travel insurance professional. Whether you simply need one question answered or want step-by-step assistance selecting a travel insurance policy, InsureMyTrip’s expert Customer Care representatives are available to help seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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