Why do I need travel insurance? These 20 benefits are why!
1. Overseas emergency medical assistance
24 hour cover for medical evacuations, ambulances, funeral arrangements and more.
2. Overseas emergency medical and hospital costs
If you need to go to hospital suddenly because of injury or illness you’re covered for hospital stays, surgery, and emergency dental treatment.
3. Accommodation and travel expenses
If you’re sick or injured and can’t get home, travel insurance will cover your unforseen additional accommodation and travel costs.
4. Family emergency
You’re covered for your unexpected travel expenses if a close relative, or the person you’re travelling with dies unexpectedly, or is disabled or injured and needs to be hospitalised.* Find out more about family emergencies here.
5. Cover for your travelling companion
If your travelling companion can no longer continue with their holiday because of injury or illness, any unforseen accommodation or travel expenses would be reimbursed by travel insurance.
6. Resumption of journey
If you need to return home because of a death in the family, or severe sickness that requires a hospital stay and they are a close family member, your flights will be covered to get you home.*
7. Hospital cash allowance
An amount you’ll be given per day if you’re hospitalised for more than 2 days overseas.*
8. Accidental death
If you die within 12 months of your trip because of an injury you experienced during your holiday, a death payment is offered.
9. Permanent disability
If you lose your sight, or any of your limbs while on holiday, a disability payment will be paid to you for at least 12 months after you return home.
10. Loss of income
If you're injured during your trip and can no longer work, you’ll be paid a loss of income benefit for a set period of time.
11. Credit Card fraud and replacement
You’ll be reimbursed for any costs to replace your credit cards, or for any fraudulent use, if they are lost or stolen on your trip.
12. Theft of cash, travellers cheques and travel documents
You’ll be reimbursed for any costs to replace your passport, travel documents or travellers cheques if they are lost or stolen on your trip. And if your cash is stolen - you’re covered.
13. Luggage, personal effects and delays
You’re covered if your things are lost or stolen during your trip.
If your luggage is delayed more than 12 hours and you need to buy some clothes, travel insurance will reimburse these costs – in moderation. You can’t go buying a Gucci handbag and claim that on your travel insurance for example!
14. Cancellation fees and lost deposits
You’re covered for any cancellation fees and lost deposits for your pre-paid travel arrangements, if you cannot make your flights or planned accommodation due to circumstances out of your control such as sickness, injuries, strikes or natural disasters. Understand cancellation cover fully to know when you're covered.
15. Disruption of your journey
If your flight is delayed for more than 6 hours, your food and any unforseen accommodation you might need to pay for will be reimbursed.
16. Alternative transport
If you incur delay and cannot make a pre-planned event such as a wedding, funeral, conference or any pre-paid tour your alternative transport expenses will be paid for by your travel insurance.
17. Personal liability
Cover for legal liability including legal expenses for bodily injuries or damage to property of other persons as a result of a claim made against you.
18. Domestic Pets
If you’re delayed returning home from your holiday and have a dog or cat being looked after, travel insurance will cover the additional kennel or cattery fees. Also if your pet is injured while you’re away, your vets bills are covered too. How pawsome is that?
19. Domestic services
Some insurers even offer housekeeping services if you’re injured or disabled when you return home.
20. Rental vehicle excess
If you hire a car on holiday and it’s stolen, or you have an accident, travel insurance will pay for the rental vehicle excess which could be anything up to $5,000! Learn more about how to save on your car rental vehicle excess.
*like all insurance policies there are restrictions and exclusions to each of the benefits, always read the PDS carefully for complete details of what your policy offers.
Each policy will vary from insurer to insurer. These 20 benefits are a representation of the typical benefits offered by Australian travel insurers.
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