Travel Insurance Tips

Insurance tips

  • Check with the DFAT website (www.smartraveller.gov.au) and check any advisories about the country you are visiting. Then check with the insurance provider to see what conditions apply.
  • Leave a copy of your policy certificate with a family member or friend.
  • Store emergency phone numbers in your mobile phone.
  • Discuss with your insurer if you plan to do anything that might be considered dangerous, such as mountain climbing, scuba diving, or even horse riding.
  • If you suffer from a pre-existing medical condition, you should discuss this with your insurer before purchasing a policy as exclusions can apply.
  • If you have a dispute with your travel insurer, contact the Insurance Ombudsman Service, a free and independent dispute resolution service.

Before you buy a policy

  • If you travel regularly a yearly multi trip policy might suit you better and save you money.
  • Check the cover for baggage and especially for your valuables, such as cameras and laptops. You may be able to pay a fee and extend the cover for valuables if the standard limits aren't high enough.

In the event of a claim

  • Keep receipts or valuations to prove ownership of valuables. It is also recommended to take copies incase you lose the originals.
  • If your belongings are stolen, report it to the local police and keep a copy of the report: list all items stolen.
  • If you need medical treatment or assistance contact your insurer's emergency assist hotline.

 


 


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