Bushfires, California: How Does It Affect You?

Are you wondering how the bush fires in California will affect you? If so, read on. 

If, after reading the below, you’re still not sure about your situation, please contact us at your earliest convenience. 

At the time of writing, there are violent bush fires sweeping across areas of the US state of California.

As of 6.30pm (AEST) on 10th of November 2018 the bush fires in California are considered a known event. 

This means that for all policies purchased after this incident became a known event, claims that arise because of this incident will not be covered, even if you bought the natural disaster cover add-on. 

Are You Still Covered For Claims Related To The Bushfires In California? 

Important note: all medical claims related to natural disasters are covered automatically on all of our international policies, regardless of whether you purchased the natural disaster cover add-on. 
  • If you bought your policy before 6.30pm (AEST) on 10th of November 2018, you will be covered for any claims that are related to the bush fires in California, as long as you bought the natural disaster cover add-on. 
  • If you bought your policy after 6.30pm (AEST) on 10th of November 2018, you will not be covered for any claims that are related to the bush fires in California, even if you bought the natural disaster cover add-on. 
  • With the exception of medical costs, you will not be covered for any claims related to the bush fires in California if you did not buy the natural disaster cover add-on, regardless of when you bought your policy.