Issued: 7th October 2016
This advice applies to customers who are concerned or may be affected by the severe weather in United States.
News agencies and meterologist are reporting that hurricane Matthew, which has passed through the Caribbean in recent days causing damage and loss of life in Haiti, is set to make landfall in Florida shortly before continuing in a northerly direction.
United States authorities are warning that hurricane Matthew could impact the south-eastern states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia between 6 and 9 October. As a precaution, States of Emergency have been declared. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. Regular updates can be obtained on the website of the U.S. National Hurricane Center
This information is current to 6th October 2016 and we recommend you regularly check for updates through news outlets or your travel provider.
Your policy provides a number of benefits, limits and exclusions that may be relevant to Your travel plans, should they be directly affected. You should read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) which outlines the extent of Your travel insurance cover. Some words used in this document have a special meaning as defined in the PDS. The information below outlines the key benefits that may apply; call us for more information.
Please note that the cost to rearrange Your trip must not exceed the costs incurred where You to have cancelled Your trip outright.
Where these benefits are included, Your policy provides cover for:
Claims can be submitted through our Online Claims Portal.
Remember, You must take all reasonable steps to mitigate Your out of pocket expenses. We encourage You to speak with Your travel agent or transport provider as soon as possible to minimise Your out of pocket expenses. Ensure Your keep any itemised receipts for additional purchases or costs incurred.
Travel insurance provides cover for unforeseen events only.
If you decide to change your travel plans, we encourage you to speak with your travel agent or transport provider as soon as possible to minimise your out of pocket expenses.
If you are overseas and require travel or medical assistance, please contact our 24 hour Emergency Assistance team on +61 (2) 8907 5619.
This information must be read in conjunction with the PDS as certain terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. These terms, conditions, limits and exclusions are detailed in the PDS and in particular we draw your attention to ‘The Benefits’ and ‘General Exclusions’ sections of the PDS.
If you have any further enquiries please contact our Customer Service team on 1300 728 822 between 8.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday (AEDT).