Did you know that four in 10 people have travelled outside Australia in the past 12 months? And the top destinations were:
- New Zealand
The majority of us (74%) were heading off on a holiday, while 18% of us were going to visit family/friends. The rest were travelling for business.
How lucky are we to live in a country where 92% of us can afford to go on a holiday and visit family?
What’s not so fortunate is what can happen to us if we decide to travel overseas WITHOUT travel insurance. As many as 15% of 18 to 24-year-olds travelled without insurance on their last overseas trip!
Travel insurance will generally cover:
- Medical expenses (personal injury or illness)
- Loss of luggage or personal items
- Disruptions to travel (Cancelled flights)
- Baggage, personal effects, money
- Excess on a hire car
- Emergency trip to the dentist
The Travel insurance that you can purchase through our website has just had a revamp, where the maximum age for obtaining cover has been increased from 69 years to 89 and the list of automatically included pre-existing medical conditions has been updated from 14 to 52.
The cost of the premium compared to the cost of what you could be lumbered with in the event of a disaster is minimal. To purchase a policy for a family of four flying to Indonesia for 10 nights is $150 (Prestige policy) – that’s all!
So if you are thinking about escaping somewhere warm this winter – get covered with our travel policy (through Chubb Insurance).
You can purchase and pay online, but if you get stuck, just give us a call and we will help you through it.