(Vocus/PRWEB) March 12, 2011
A ferocious tsunami, spawned by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan, slammed the eastern coast of Japan leaving widespread devastation. Hours later, the tsunami hit Hawaii and warnings blanketed the Pacific, as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast. Travel Insured extends its condolences to all those who have lost loved ones or are otherwise affected by the tsunami.
We urge travelers affected by these events to follow directions of local authorities and move to areas of safety. Travel Insured offers all of our customers immediate access to our 24/7 Assistance Services. We advise our customers to change/adjust their travel schedules as best they can. Please continue to monitor the reports from local authorities, check with your travel supplier and with us at Travel Insured.
As of Friday, March 11, 2011 the Tsunami is no longer considered an unforeseen event as defined in Travel Insured policies.
Travel Insured policy holders who purchased coverage prior to March 11, 2011 and whose itineraries include affected areas may be eligible for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Trip Delay benefits as well as Medical Expense and Emergency Medical Evacuation coverage. Please refer to the specific terms and conditions of the policy purchased as eligibility for coverage varies based upon the specific policy form, terms, conditions and exclusions. For insured passengers who purchased Cancel for Any Reason coverage, we remind you that cancellations must be made 48 or more hours prior to scheduled departure and payment is limited to 75% of the non-refundable trip cost up to the stated policy maximum limit.
Travel Insured is closely monitoring the situation. We advise our customers to change/adjust their travel schedules as best they can. The situation may change quickly, so please continue to check with your travel supplier and with us at Travel Insured at 1-800-243-3174.
Travel Insured International is based in East Hartford, Connecticut. Coverage is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company (a Missouri corporation, NAIC #11150) with offices located in Jersey City, NJ. Not all insurance products or coverage are available in all jurisdictions. Coverage is subject to actual policy language.