What travel insurance does everyone here use?

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AlG

Member since 04 Nov 2010

Total posts 155

What travel insurance does everyone here use? I'll be flying overseas more this year, mainly to Asia. Do you use credit card travel insurance or a policy from an insurance company? Also does anybody have an annual policy or do you just get one for each trip?

DGP

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Jan 2012

Total posts 42

I use Covermore and get an Annual Policy.

chrisjrn

Member since 09 May 2011

Total posts 177

I usually have an annual policy that covers domestic and international. I went with the one that gives the most Velocity points :)

SaltyJ

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Dec 2012

Total posts 155

Which one(s) give velocity points chrisjrn?

aero-seat

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 178

You can earn Velocity Frequent Flyer points on Allianz through the Virgin Australia website. I'm not sure if there are any others.

chrisjrn

Member since 09 May 2011

Total posts 177

insurance [dot] virginaustralia [dot] com

180mis

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 85

I am automatically covered with my American Express Platinum card. Making a claim is relatively hassle-free 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

I use an annual multi trip with Travel Insurance Cover, who sell QBE cover at a significant discount (about 30% off).

While credit cards offer insurance, I'm always left in doubt by the fine print and conditions attached for any claims made to be valid. 

 

Really

Member since 02 Jan 2013

Total posts 54

Choose carefully.Read the fine print.I chose a larger company.When my mother passed away, while i was overseas, i obviously had to come back straight away.I made a claim.They rejected it due to my mother having pre-existing medical conditions.The only mention of pre-existing medical conditions was for myself if i was over the age of 60.The following year there was a new purchasable add on cover for this situation.

So take the time to read the PDS for whoever you are thinking of taking the policy out with.I read mine but it hadn't covered my situation.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

I find the whole pre existing clause rather lame. Is the insurance industry suggesting that if you have a close family member who has a pre-existing condition you can never travel unless you are willing to personally take on the financial risk of them dying while you're away?

Seems ludicrous to cast the net that wide...

colin5353

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Jul 2011

Total posts 85

There have been a few new "sellers" into this market lately. Woolworths, Southern Cross, 1cover etc.  It pays to shop around and check the level of cover, and the exclusions.

I tend to look at unlimited medical, hospital and repatration costs, and go with the cheapest.

I have used QBE and made a claim, for cancellation after a family member got sick, had no problems with the claim being approved, but it did take several phone calls to actually get the cheque processed and mailed out.

ronnieA

Member since 24 Aug 2012

Total posts 2

I have used 1cover for the past few years, and have had cause to claim on a couple of occasions. They are quick to respond, follow up and advise what part of the prcoess they are in, and of course offer great rates, even with pre-exisitng on annual insurances as well.

SteveCF

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 15 Aug 2012

Total posts 67

I'm covered on my Platinum Visa which is fine for standard travelling. However if your going on holiday to say go Snow Skiing or some other sort of activity, I would carefully look at your policy. I'm a ski bunny and find there are insurance products that are better suited for this seeing there is a greater chance of causing an injury etc...

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