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How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Angela Borden | Jul 25, 2019

 Cancun after hurricane

Planning to travel during peak hurricane season? What does hurricane season mean for anyone planning to travel from June 1 through the end of November? Some years there are huge and widespread impacts on travelers and destinations, with long lasting effects for residents of locations impacted by a hurricane. Other years, hurricane season is mild for the next few months?

No matter when you're traveling, It’s a good idea to prepare yourself and be informed about anything that could impact your travel plans, and this is especially true for Liaison Travel Medical plans:  

  • Accommodations —  We pay a daily rate for up to five days, if you cannot stay at your planned destination accommodations because of a natural disaster. 
  • Evacuation — If a natural disaster makes your destination outside of the United States uninhabitable, we will arrange and pay to evacuate you from a safe departure point to the nearest safe location. Along with this, we will arrange and pay for up to 5 days of lodging if you are delayed at the safe location and also arrange and pay for one-way economy airfare to return you to your home country following an evacuation. 
  • Trip Interruption — If you need to return home because your principal residence has been damaged due to a natural disaster (including a hurricane), this benefit reimburses you for economy travel to return home, less any refund you receive for your unused return ticket.

The trip interruption and natural disaster evacuation benefit must be arranged by Seven Corners Assist

 

Trip Insurance

This coverage generally provides protection for natural disasters, including hurricanes, with three different types of benefits. 

Our RoundTrip Elite plan provides trip cancellation and interruption benefits for these scenarios:

  • If your primary residence becomes uninhabitable due to a natural disaster, you can cancel or interrupt your trip.
    For this benefit, you must buy the plan at least one day before the residence is rendered uninhabitable, and the house must become uninhabitable while your plan is in effect. 

  • When inclement weather (including a hurricane) causes complete cessation of your common carrier’s services (for example, airline, train, etc.) for at least 48 consecutive hours, you can cancel or interrupt your trip. 
    For this benefit, you must buy the plan at least one day before the common carrier cancels service, and the cancellation must occur when your plan is in effect. 

What type of coverage can you receive when you cancel or interrupt your trip?

Cancellation 

When you cancel your trip for a covered reason, benefits can be paid to reimburse you for your unused nonrefundable prepaid payments or deposits for your trip. 

Interruption

When you interrupt your trip, benefits can be paid up to the trip cost shown on your Summary of Benefits ID card or 150% (for RoundTrip Elite and RoundTrip Choice) of the total amount of coverage you purchased. The coverage is triggered when you interrupt your trip for a covered reason listed in the plan document.

This amount is paid to reimburse you for your unused non-refundable prepaid trip payments plus the additional transportation cost to:  

a) join your trip if you must depart after your scheduled departure date or travel via alternate travel arrangements to reach your trip destination using the most direct route possible

or

b) rejoin your trip or transport you to your originally scheduled return destination using the most direct route possible (if you must interrupt your trip after departure).

Missed Connection

RoundTrip Elite also includes benefits for a missed cruise or tour departure. If you are delayed for 3* or more hours due to a documented weather condition and cannot get to the departure point for your cruise or tour, we will reimburse you for additional transportation costs to join your trip as well as accommodation and meal expenses while you are delayed, trying to join your tour or cruise.
*Time limit can vary by plan and state. Review the plan document for details. 

Feel free to call our sales team at 317-575-2652 to learn more about travel insurance and how it can help you. Make sure to read the plan document for any insurance you buy. It’s the only way to understand what is covered. And above all, we wish you safe travels!

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