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Travel Insurance for OS destinations

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Created by Lambie 2 months ago, 18 Mar 2019
Lambie
VIC, 723 posts
18 Mar 2019 6:45PM
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Hey - I have done a search to see what threads there are on best company(s) to use for travel insurance and came up dry ! I would have thought this topic has been done to death !!
Im heading over to Mauritius mid year and need to organise travel insurance - who's used what companies and any recommendations?

sabbathbill
8 posts
18 Mar 2019 4:42PM
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We use 1 cover now - aami would not pay for flights or accomodation losses when air nz cancelled flights at last minute due to Auckland fuel line being dug up back in 2017

Surfer62
VIC, 1246 posts
18 Mar 2019 7:45PM
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Yep 1 cover covers kiting and scooters under 50cc ( if they exist ) too, read the find print for others.

cauncy
WA, 7153 posts
18 Mar 2019 6:51PM
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Speak to KA , the BKSA used to include worldwide insurance in their membership, might work out cheaper joining KA if it includes this , plus you'll have 12 mth cover on return

MDSXR6T
WA, 978 posts
18 Mar 2019 10:23PM
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I would call Covermore, ask if they cover what you need and if so i would go with them. I was told by friends in the travel industry they are one of the best and i found them excellent when i had to make a claim a few years back.

glasstraxx
WA, 285 posts
19 Mar 2019 12:28AM
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i've used Virgin before who cover kiting.

juhac
WA, 5 posts
20 Mar 2019 2:29PM
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+1 for 1 cover.
Used recently, didn't need to claim but the PDS and price checked out ok in comparison with others.

cauncy
WA, 7153 posts
20 Mar 2019 3:54PM
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juhac said..
+1 for 1 cover.
Used recently, didn't need to claim but the PDS and price checked out ok in comparison with others.


Every insurance is great
Until you claim, then most can be carntz

Lambie
VIC, 723 posts
20 Mar 2019 7:28PM
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Ive got KA membership - it says third party and personal injury but not travel insurance ?
1 Cover lists all extreme sports EXCEPT kitesurfing - but I havent phone them yet so will check .

Ill check out Covermore also - thanks guys for your help !!

NOTE TO KA - add value to our memberships buy reviewing the best OS travel insurance for kite surfing !!!

MDSXR6T
WA, 978 posts
20 Mar 2019 10:13PM
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cauncy said..

Every insurance is great
Until you claim, then most can be carntz


Again, try Covermore. As i said, they came recomended from people i trust and I didn't have any problems with my claim. Due to a medical issue (temporary paralasys in my leg) i had to get my sorry arse out of a fairly remote part of the Papua New Guinean jungle an hour before sunset. On a Sunday, via helicopter.

I was then taken to an after hours hospital and shared a waiting room with 2 blokes with bad machete wounds. They couldn't do SFA and charged me like $8aud or something so Covermore discussed an immediate care flight home (huge costs involved) but in the end we just changed my flight back to Brisbane and the helpful bloke i was dealing with pretty much sorted the dr's, hotels, flight back to Perth himself so i only had about $100 in out of pocket expenses.

Not too bad at all i don't think?

TimNZ
4 posts
1 May 2019 8:26AM
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Lambie said..
Ive got KA membership - it says third party and personal injury but not travel insurance ?
1 Cover lists all extreme sports EXCEPT kitesurfing - but I havent phone them yet so will check .

Ill check out Covermore also - thanks guys for your help !!

NOTE TO KA - add value to our memberships buy reviewing the best OS travel insurance for kite surfing !!!


Hi All,
As Lambie mentioned 1cover now state that they do not cover Kitesurfing in their current policy statement and I also got this confirmed with an email from them today.
I not sure when that changed as they did cover it when I used them in august last year for a kitesurf trip (didn't have to claim for anything but I had them confirm in email before that trip that it was def covered).

I'm hunting around now for cover for a Kite trip to the Islands (ex NZ) so if anyone has any good word on any travel insurance company they have actually had to recently claim for kiting incident let it be known, otherwise it looks like covermore is my best bet this round to ensure kite cover.

Cheers,

Alysum
NSW, 340 posts
1 May 2019 12:26PM
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I used Southern Cross. Was handy when I went to the emergency room after a self launch gone bad in the USA

TimNZ
4 posts
1 May 2019 11:26AM
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Good to hear you were covered!
As of Sept11 2018 southern cross seem to have now lumped us kiters in with microlights, basejumping and rodeo etc under exclusions section "E29(j)"...
Were you "windsurfing"

smook
VIC, 88 posts
1 May 2019 4:15PM
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Used QBE a lot on surf trips because they cover boards in transit My luck now I get free QBE cover under my NAB Visa card

airsail
QLD, 326 posts
1 May 2019 6:49PM
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The insurance that comes with both our credit cards, AMEX and Westpac, now exclude car hire excess when hiring overseas, only covered in Oz. Clamping down on everything.

chillout
WA, 32 posts
5 May 2019 9:28AM
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Try 'travel insurance direct' - they specifically cover kiting related medical and some equipment transit claims. Contact them for written clarification before buying the policy if in doubt.

StKKiter
VIC, 63 posts
5 May 2019 9:51PM
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Columbus have been good, although you need to pay for the sports pack to cover kiting

Phoney
NSW, 422 posts
6 May 2019 3:42PM
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PSA: Sri Lanka is currently listed by DFAT as 'Reconsider your need for travel'

Most travel insurance companies do not cover you while in these countries, but here is a list of those that do:

www.finder.com.au/travel-insurance-travel-warnings

Anyone else braving it to SL this year?



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