Please be advised that Hurricane Ophelia falls within our guidelines, policy terms and conditions as inclement weather and potentially a natural disaster. The NOAA National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm advisory October 9, 2017 and upgraded to Hurricane Advisory on Oct 12, 2017 2100 UTC/1100 AM AST.
Policies purchased prior to 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC) October 9, 2017 may cover the event. As of then, it’s no longer considered unforeseen, and will not be covered. For more information on the status of these storms, please refer to:
- Trip cancellation and trip interruption benefits are not payable if a natural hazard (such as a brushfire, tropical storm, or hurricane) is named on or becomes foreseen before the effective date and time of the policy.
- This guideline applies only to new policies that are effective on or after the event, and covering travel during such time. It does not apply to new policies that cover travel after the event has passed.
- Terms and conditions may vary by program; please refer to the actual policy. All claims should be adjudicated on their own circumstances and merits.
Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions. Thank you.