Travel insurance is almost mandatory in the current climate. Medical bills can skyrocket, expensive equipment and luggage can be lost or stolen, and travel arrangements can be changed or canceled without notice.
CGU Travel Insurance has developed a comprehensive policy to cover a traveler for almost any mishap that may occur during a trip to Australia; The company also provides access to its 24-hour global emergency hotline. For a double cover of one week, there is a total premium of AUD$108.80; coverage includes Additional Expenses ($20,000); Return of the rental car and excess exemption, cancellation fees (whatever the cost); luggage and travel documents ($5,000); Accidental Death and Disability ($20,000); and liability ($1 million). For more details, log on to http://www.cgu.com.au.
Worldcare travel insurance offers extensive benefits at affordable prices. For a one-week Double Cover, there is a total premium of AUD$73, which includes cancellation charges and lost deposits, incidentals, accidental death, baggage and personal effects, travel delay compensation, personal liability, car rental and domestic services. Coverage begins when you leave your home and goes directly to your place of departure, and ends when you return home. For more information email [email protected] or fax +61 7 3305 7028.
NRMA travel insurance offers a variety of coverage options for both individual travelers and families. And, with a 24-hour global emergency hotline service, help is just a phone call away. One week’s cover for an individual traveler has a premium of AUD$63.22 and includes medical, dental and associated accommodation/travel expenses abroad; resumption of travel abroad if you have to return to Australia; car rental exemption payment; cancellation of travel expenses if you are unable to travel; lost or stolen baggage and travel documents; accidental death or disability and loss of income; and legal liability for injury to a third person or property. For more details, contact 1300-305-790.
When filing a claim, it is necessary for the traveler to inform the travel insurance company as soon as possible and provide all information required to support the claim, including original medical or police reports, statements, receipts, valuations, or other evidence of ownership. . This will help process the claim smoothly.