Claudio Saita, Deputy CEO and Executive Director in Australia for Tokio Marine, underwriters for World2Cover travel insurance, said the company is thrilled to receive the esteemed accolades.
“Aussies are prolific travellers and we are committed to offering feature-rich coverage at a competitive price. Our products were assessed against 225 international policies and 87 domestic policies across 75 insurers. The dual win is testament to World2Cover’s exceptional offering within the Australian consumer travel insurance market.
“Along with great value, we provide our customers with peace of mind, supported by a simple claims process, and customer service which reflects the company’s philosophy of being a ‘Good Company’ and Omotenashi; the spirit of Japanese hospitality,” he said.
Mitchell Watson, CANSTAR Group Manager of Research and Ratings, said CANSTAR researches, compares and rates a suite of banking and insurance products, and that approximately 30,000 visitors compared travel insurance options this year on the site.
“Results are freely available to consumers who use our star ratings as guide to product excellence. Travel insurance is a highly competitive sector, on both the price and features of policies, and it is our mission to help the public make informed decisions about the best offers in market,” he said.
CANSTAR’s annual Travel Insurance Award report showed the most popular specific inclusions that travellers seek cover for include terrorism, motor cycle, scooter and jet ski rides, snow sports, and water sports.
World2Cover has policy options to cover almost every holiday activity, from skiing the Alps, to trekking the Amazon and cruising the Bahamas, and does not have a general exclusion for terrorism like many competitors do.*
“Designed with families in mind, World2Cover also provides travellers with comprehensive cover that extends to children for free, including ‘big kids’ aged up to 25 who are holidaying with parents and grandparents. World2Cover’s Top Cover policy includes a specific clause to ensure that a dedicated carer will look after a child should anything happen to their guardian which prohibits them from doing so,” said Mr Saita.
“It’s important to note that many brands don’t necessarily extend a high level of cover for children too. This could have serious consequences should anything go wrong during your travels. World2Cover’s Top Cover product covers children to the same extent as adults in areas where they are traditionally under-insured, including accidental disability, death, funeral costs and hijacking,” he concluded.
The World2Cover policy portfolio ensures a broad range of competitive travel insurance options, and include:
- Top Cover* provides unlimited overseas medical and hospital cover plus excellent levels of cover for children and grandchildren under 25 when they are travelling with a family member who is a policy holder
- Domestic Cover* has a zero excess option for travel within Australia.
- Essentials Cover * offers cover for rental car excess, full medical and hospital cover along with all the essentials, with ski and zero excess options
- Basics Cover* includes full medical and hospital cover plus other basics, and is designed for costconscious travellers including under 30’s, backpackers and budget holidaymakers
This is the latest in the long line of accolades for World2Cover’s underwriters, Tokio Marine, which is recognised as a worldwide leader in the general non-life insurance sector and has an excellent security rating and an A+ accolade for financial strength from Standard & Poor.