Position Statement – New York City Truck Attack

On October 31, 2017, a driver drove a truck onto a busy bicycle path in New York City, killing at least 8 people and injuring multiple others.

What you need to know about your policy:

On October 31, 2017, the U.S. Department of State officially declared the incident an act of terrorism, meaning current Tin Leg policyholders may have coverage to cancel or interrupt their trip due to the attack. In order to be eligible for coverage, a Tin Leg policy must have been purchased prior to October 31.

Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage for terrorism:

In order for an event to be covered under Tin Leg policies, the event must occur on or after the policy’s effective date and must be deemed at act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State. It must also meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • The terrorist incident must occur within 7 days of your departure and within 50 miles of a city listed on your itinerary
  • The terrorist attack must result in the complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination for the following 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

In addition to Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage, other benefits, including Trip Delay, Emergency Medical, and Medical Evacuation, may also be available for coverage related to this event.

In the event of an emergency, please contact Tin Leg’s 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department as soon as reasonably possible at

Emergency Assistance Inside US: 1-844-927-9265 (Toll Free)
Emergency Assistance Outside US (Collect Call): 001-727-264-5657
Emergency Assistance Email: emergency@tinleg.com

In the event of a claim, please contact Tin Leg’s Claim Department at 1-844-240-1233 or claims@tinleg.com
Start your claim online: https://tinleg.com/report-claim/begin

Please contact Tin Leg with any questions at 1-844-240-1233, we are delighted to answer any additional questions.