Covermore (the one flight centre upsells you to) is underwritten by Allianz and is a pretty solid policy, a lot of agents brand it as their own.lamberra said:Has anyone done a comparison of travel insurance deals out there? I'm trying to decide between CoverMore and Allianz for a 2 mth trip...CoverMore is more expensive but seems to ahem....cover more?
Anyone with better tips or experience?
They usually do but most people don't take the time to study in detail the fine print. It pays to read the Policy Disclosure Statement carefully when looking at travel insurance.d00t said:I wish travel insurance policies would list what they DONT cover!
I got my renewal notice for this same policy just last week... one of the first line illudes you tothink the policy not coverring domestic flights!markis10 said:I have been using the frequent traveller for a while, yearly policy for around $500, covers domestic and international travel all year with a max trip of 90 days. I like the domestic car hire excess cover of up to $4000, means you can renegotiate rates form the rentals for a $4000 excess which drops costs. Usually get it through flight centre, have cmailed once for a trip to a conference that was cancelled by SARS using points, got back $2K for the 90000 points we lost!
Available online through travel.com
Be careful there, an important issue is many of these gold cards provide cover for Accidental injury BUT NOT illness.clifford said:For overseas travel, I would strongly recommend the "free" travel insurance that comes with certain Gold Visa/Mastercards. In particular, my experience with the ANZ gold Visa has been excellent. For less than AUD 100 pa, you get unlimited coverage for overseas trips, subject to a $200 excess for some claims (which is pin money anyway).
You can't come close to that with the conventional insurance policies. ...
You can also get a 25% discount by going through "The Entertainment Book". For example, a Frequent Traveller Annual Policy from $410.beardoc said:... A 25% discount is not too bad though. Just goes to show what inflated comissions there are on these things.
I use www.travelinsurancedirect.com.au where an annual business travel insurance policy is $340.The policy is underwritten by Allianz and reading through the fine print there is very little difference between any of the annual policies on sale in Australia.serfty said:
That is not to shabby at all; even covers significant others and dependants as well as loss of FF point value.drron said: