NEW YORK, June 6, 2016 — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns there may be more hurricane activity this season than in the past three years. Leading travel insurance comparison website, TravelInsurance.com, urges travelers to protect their travel investments before the next hurricane hits.
“Travel insurance is designed to protect policyholders from unforeseen or unexpected situations. Once a storm is named by the World Meteorological Organization, it’s a known hazard, and it’s too late to protect against weather-related damages and delays due to that storm,” notes Stan Sandberg, Co-Founder of TravelInsurance.com. “During hurricane season, which runs from June to November, we recommend buying a policy with weather-related coverage as soon as you’ve purchased travel.”
According to the NOAA, there is a “70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms, of which four to eight could become hurricanes, including 1 to 4 major hurricanes.” Though “near-normal” is the most likely scenario, there is also a 30 percent chance of an “above-normal” season.
The right travel insurance policy can provide protection from storm-related disruptions. For example, plans may include coverage if:
- Severe weather or natural disaster causes the extended shutdown of air, cruise or other common carriers.
- The hotel or resort at the destination becomes uninhabitable due to severe weather or natural disaster.
- A trip delay causes travelers to lose more than 50% of a scheduled trip.
- A mandatory evacuation is ordered by a local government at the trip destination.
Since coverage can vary by provider and plan, travelers should always refer to a plan’s detailed description of coverage prior to purchase.
TravelInsurance.com specializes in helping clients find the appropriate travel insurance policy that meets their needs and fits their budget. It takes only a few minutes to discover which insurance company offers reasonable prices and the best possible protection through TravelInsurance.com. Consumers can then buy directly and securely through the website and receive their policy via email within minutes.
For more information or to purchase travel insurance policies, visit TravelInsurance.com.
TravelInsurance.com helps to simplify the complicated world of travel insurance by providing consumers with the easiest way to compare and buy trip insurance coverage online or over the phone. A member company of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, owned and operated by DigiVentures Holdings, LLC, a licensed agency that works with some of the largest travel insurers in the industry, TravelInsurance.com offers for a wide selection of plans, secures every purchase with high-grade Verisign 256-bit secured encryption, and helps clientele find the appropriate travel insurance policy that meets their needs without exceeding their budget. Purchases can be made directly through the website, with policies sent via email within minutes.