Ottawa Shooting - Tin Leg Position Statement

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Tin Leg

Released: 10/24/2014

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.

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Written by:
Holly Valenty
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