Ottawa Shooting - All Travel Insurance Provider Position Statements

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Official position statements from Squaremouth's travel insurance providers on the Ottawa Shooting. 

Last update: October 31, 2014

Tin Leg
On October 22nd 2014, an exchange of gunfire between a Canadian citizen and Canadian police occurred in the National War Memorial and Parliament building in Ottawa, Canada. The shooting is being referred to as a terrorist attack by the Canadian government.

At this time, the incident does not meet Tin Leg’s definition of a “terrorist attack”, meaning there is no coverage for losses related to the attacks.

Tin Leg Economy, Standard, and Luxury policies offer Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage if a terrorist attack affects travel plans.

In order for an attack to be covered, it must meet the following requirements:

  • Occur after the policy is purchased
  • Be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State
  • Result in the complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination for the below specified amounts of time:
    • Tin Leg Economy policy: 48 consecutive hours
    • Tin Leg Standard policy: 24 consecutive hours
    • Tin Leg Luxury policy: 12 consecutive hours
  • Occur within 7 days of your departure
  • Occur within 50 miles of a city listed on your itinerary

Please contact Tin Leg with any questions at 844-240-1233, we are delighted to answer any additional questions.

Trawick International
The following statement is in response to the shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament in Ottawa, Canada on 10/22/2014. If you purchased a policy before the attacks in Ottawa, you can be eligible for Terrorism coverage if Ottawa is a city listed on your travel itinerary.

Trawick International Safe Travels medical policies do not exclude any acts of terrorism. If you become sick, injured, or die due to a terrorist attack you are covered. Acts of war are excluded. Trawick International Safe Travels Trip Cancellation policies provide coverage in the event a trip is cancelled or interrupted due to a terrorist attack.The incident must occur after the effective date of your trip cancellation coverage, in a city listed on your itinerary and within 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date.

Trawick International considers an event to be a terrorist attack if the government where the occurrence took place declares the event to be an act of terrorism.

 


The following travel insurance providers have not released an official position statement on the Ottawa shooting as of October 31st, 2014. 


Air Ambulance Card 

Allianz Global Assistance

APRIL Travel Protection

Azimuth Risk Solutions

CSA Travel Protection

GeoBlue 

Global Alert Administrators 

HCC Medical Insurance Services

iTravelInsured

John Hancock Insurance Agency

MedjetAssist

MH Ross  

RoamRight

Seven Corners

Travel Guard

Travel Insured International

Travelex

TravelSafe

Trawick International

USA-ASSIST Worldwide Protection

VacationGuard

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