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Over the past several months, travelers in North America have had to deal flight cancellations, travel delays, and interrupted vacations due to the continuous winter storms. Though the end of the winter season is within sight, the effects of the storm may still become an inconvenience long after the snow subsides.

Anyone who works in education or has family members that are in school know that the amount of school days cancelled due to the weather was extensive. Consequently, schools are considering adding missed days onto the schedule at the end of the year. For families that have already made travel plans, this could become a great concern. The best way to avoid having travel days affected or have travel expenses wasted is to invest in travel insurance.

For those who do not currently have travel insurance but think they may be affected by school being rescheduled, it is best to act sooner rather than later. Depending on the specific policy, travel insurance may only cover travelers who cancel a trip because of the extended school year if the policy is purchased before the extension is officially announced. With about a month left of winter, many schools have yet to make the announcement. This leaves a small window of opportunity for travelers to purchase a policy.

Parents who are considering purchasing a travel insurance policy should first contact their school to confirm that no official extension has been announced. Policies purchased after that date will not qualify for this cancellation benefit. Even though everyone loves a good snow day once in a while, they can become a logistical nightmare, and cost travelers their hard-earned money. A delayed start to summer is a real at this point, so it is best to act now.

Concierge Realty now offers various travel insurance plans. These policies are comprehensive and can save our clients from having their vacation ruined by inclement weather or scheduling conflicts. Those who may miss school days or have scheduling conflicts may be interested in our “Cancel for Any Reason” Policy, which allows for great flexibility. Please contact your Concierge Realty Agent for more information on our travel insurance plans.