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Update on Winter Storm Jonas:
Winter Storm Jonas is expected to hit parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States this weekend with blizzard-like conditions, disrupting weekend travel. Blizzard warnings are in effect for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches for areas in the Northeast through Philadelphia and New York City. The storm is expected to deliver up to 2 feet of snow across at least 15 states, delivering heavy ice accumulation and high winds with gusts of 50-60 mph.
Travelers are advised to check with their airlines or travel providers for updates on travel closures due to Winter Storm Jonas.
Travelex Statement on Winter Storm Jonas:
Date the Event Became Foreseeable: January 20, 2016
Travelex reminds travelers that Travelex protection plans must be purchased prior to the date when a winter storm event becomes foreseeable. Customers who purchased a plan prior to the foreseeability of the storm may be eligible for coverage. Please refer to the applicable Description of Coverage for information regarding plan coverage, travel assistance services and instructions on how to file a claim.
APRIL Travel Protection Statement on Winter Storm Jonas:
Please be advised that Winter Storm Jonas falls within APRIL’s guidelines, policy terms & conditions as a weather event.
Policies purchased prior to Jan 20 2016 10:45 AM EST would cover the event. As of then, this event is no longer considered unforeseen, so it is not covered.
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 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.